just wanted to share my grandfather's obituary that will be in the record and aegis. He passed away today.
Elra Myrl Carter Sr. (Bob) of Havre de Grace, MD went home to be with the Lord on February 16, 2014.
Bob was born in Scarborough, MD on May 3rd, 1918 to the late John William Carter and Annie Holloway Carroll. He was the youngest of three brothers and three sisters. In October of 1942 at the age of 24 he followed in the footsteps of his older brothers and enlisted in the military. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy for three years during World War II. Shortly after he returned home in the fall of 1945 he began working as an equipment mechanic for Aberdeen Proving Ground. On July 6th, 1951 he married the love of his life Gloria Lewis. Together they raised two children, Bobby Jr. and Patty, and helped raise their granddaughter Leah. Bob and Gloria were married for 43 years before she passed in May of 1994. In June of 1973 after 27 years of service, Bob retired from APG.
Bob had many passions during his life which included; waterfowl hunting on the Susquehanna flats, fishing, boating, traveling with his wife, playing cards and watching baseball and football games. He especially loved horseracing and betting on the “ponies”. On May 26th, 1953 Bob was initiated, passed and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. He was one of the oldest Mason’s in Maryland, celebrating 60 years as a Mason last year. Bob was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #1564 in Havre de Grace. He also was a member of the American Legion, Havre de Grace Post 47 for 68 years.
Bob is survived by his daughter Patricia L. Moore of Oceanside, CA, His granddaughter Leah Carter Bennett and husband Chris of Elkton, MD and his beloved great-granddaughters Audrey Rose “Rosie” and Eliana Faith along with numerous family and friends.
Bob is preceded in death by sisters Margaret, Mary, SaraJane, brothers William (Wimpy), Charles, his wife Gloria Lewis and son Bobby Carter Jr.
A memorial service to celebrate Bobs’ life will be held in Havre de Grace, MD; time and place to be announced.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given in Bob’s memory to the American Diabetes Association, www.diabetes.org, 1701 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311