OBITUARY

Mark Gerald Carter Sr.

May 30, 1948June 10, 2019

Mark Gerald Carter was born on May 30, 1948 in Pomona, CA and passed away peacefully on June 10, 2019 in Westwood, CA surrounded by his family after a long and heroic battle with pulinary fibrosis. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. His optimism, infectious personality and love of life will forever be remembered. A memorial service will be held at Life Bible in Upland on Saturday July 13 at 10:00am at 2426 N Euclid Ave. Casual dress, motorcycles and hot rods are welcome. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Breath Savers at emanatehealth.org

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Elaine Wersky

July 16, 2019

My favorite memory of my Uncle Mark was when he took us to the desert to ride dirt bikes back when I was about 12. I remember that it was exhilarating but scary, too. My bike stopped while I was far out on the loop and I was certain I would be bitten by a rattlesnake before solving the issue. I think it was my cousin Doah who came out to find me when I hadn't returned.

I also fondly remember Mark showing off his beautiful custom Harley bikes, which he clearly loved. He also clearly loved all of us and greeted us warmly and affectionately whenever we visited. I remember Mark speaking in a very gentle, calm manner, always with a smile, in contrast to his tough 'biker' exterior, which he cultivated over several years. My dad and my uncle seemed cut from the same cloth: tough on the outside, teddy bear warm on the inside, optimistic, quick with a smile, family-centered, resilient in the face of physical pain, the rock of the family. Rest in peace, Uncle.

Mark Carter

July 6, 2019

Dad you showed me what working hard and playing harder really was. You were the most kind and generous man I’ve ever known. Behind that tough exterior was the biggest heart ever. Besides being a dad to myself and my siblings you also took on the role of Dad to those that needed one. You treated everyone the same and that’s why you were loved by so many. People could tell you about their lives and you could see them years later and remember little points of their stories they shared so long ago. Even in the hospital everyone knew you and loved you from the Janitor to the Surgeons. I hope to impact the world just a fraction of what you did. You were a mans man riding Harley’s, working on Hot Rods, shooting guns, and everything else you loved doing. I want you to know Dad your example was received by me even though my life might have reflected differently. I hope my 2nd half of life will make you proud. Love your son! Mark Carter II

Lo Carter

June 26, 2019

Daddy, I miss you so much. Thank you for being you. I am so grateful you were my dad. You were the strongest, funniest and most loving man in the world. I love you so much Daddy, ride free xoxo

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY