Robert Carter, III


Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church 108 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Jul. 17, 2010, 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Saint Monica Roman Catholic Church Mass of Christian Burial 108 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Atlantic City NJ US 08401 Saturday, Jul. 17, 2010, 11:00 am


Holy Cross Cemetery Route 40 Harding Highway, Mays Landing NJ US 08330 Saturday, Jul. 17, 2010

Obituary of Robert Henry Carter, III

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Robert "Bobby" Carter, III, was born February 9, 1951, in Atlantic City to Robert Carter, Jr. and Doris LaPorte Carter. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School where he was a member of their award winning rowing team and won a rowing scholarship. He attended Delaware State College and Atlantic Community College. In 1983, he joined the IBEW, Local 351, as an apprentice electrician. For the last twenty-seven years, he has worked at job sites in and around Atlantic City, a career he loved, but respected with caution as required. Three years ago he married his high school sweetheart, Karen Mitchell. Bobby's curiosity was endless. At the age of three, he was so proud of the June Bugs he had collected in a milk bottle, despite the cut from wrist to elbow that sent Mom rushing him to the hospital. He learned to fly as a teen, but we all remember the dare he took to pick up buttons on the beach; so much for a pilot's license. His motorcycle was another adventure that ended with a visit to the hospital. We worried so much about him that every time he ignored a lifeguard's whistle, and continued swimming despite the ticket he knew would be waiting for him. All of that recklessness ended when Aliya was born. She was the love of his life. He took up photography and chronicled every moment of her life, sometimes to her dismay, especially the mornings he woke her to take silhouettes on the beach at sunrise. But the bicycle rides on the boardwalk, the nights watching movies, the cans of fudge they would consume, and the milk shakes from Showboat are times she will never forget. She adored "Daddy." Karen was Bobby's best friend; they were inseperable. They read together, gardened, took beach trips, traveled, and in the last year welcomed Karen's grandson, Jackson. They made each other so happy. Bobby loved bicycling, swimming, flying, reading, kayaking, photography, computers, skiing and his latest venture: building radio controlled airplanes. Bobby loved...LIFE. He is survived by: his wife, Karen; his daughter, Aliya; mother, Doris Carter; stepdaughter, Tracey; one sister, Sheila; a brother, Donald; and a brother-in-law, George; and his godmother, Leola Dance. Bobby was loved for his laughter, exuberance and generosity by a host of relatives and friends.
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