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McEwen Funeral Service-Mint Hill Chapel

7428 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, Charlotte, NC

OBITUARY

Philip Alexander Karter

December 5, 1957September 6, 2019
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Philip Alexander Karter, age 61, passed away peacefully on their 22nd wedding anniversary on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Indian Trail, NC with his wife holding him in her arms.

Born December 5, 1957 in Port Jefferson, New York, he was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander and Alexandra Karter.

Philip graduated from Port Jefferson High School and received a Degree at Denver Automotive and Diesel College in Denver Colorado, as well as, an Associate Arts Degree at Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.

In the early 1980’s, he managed and supervised the Parts Division of Riverhead Motors in Riverhead, NY.

Before moving to Charlotte, NC, he created and managed the Parts Division at Lyon Marine in East Setauket, NY.

Once he moved to Charlotte, he worked in the Parts Department for multiple well-known Ford dealerships in the surrounding area which included working as an Outside Parts Sales Manager for Dale Jarrett Ford for 5 years in the early 2000’s. and earned his Ford Motor Company Master’s Parts Certification Degree.

Philip loved growing up in Port Jefferson and spending time with his friends talking and working on cars.

He had a passion for collector muscle cars, boating and attending race car events.

Philip is survived by his wife, Ann Karter of Matthews, NC; daughter, Melissa and husband, David; brother Robert and wife Patricia Karter of Boynton Beach, FL.

The family would like to offer special thanks for the love, care and compassion to the entire staff at Brighton Gardens Assisted Living of Charlotte NC; Lake Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; Care Weavers Nurse Advocate Cindy Hostetler; Transition With Care and Hospice of South Charlotte.

A memorial service will be held at McEwen Funeral Home in Mint Hill, NC on Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m. with a visitation following the service.

Private interment will be held at a later date at St. Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church Cemetery in Jackson, New Jersey.

Condolences may be offered online at www.mcewenminthillchapel.com.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Cherita Cromer

September 11, 2019

Ann and family,
Praying that God will comfort and strengthen you during this hard time. We're so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless you all!
Your old friends,
Steve and Cherita

ELIZABETH HALBERG

September 10, 2019

Rest in peace my dear cousin. Thankful we reconciled years earlier. Give hugs to my parents up there too!
Ann- I tried calling a couple months ago. I had to move due to fire & am in
Oklahoma now. So sorry I can't be there. Prayers & Love to you & our family

Judy Crowe

September 10, 2019

Ann & Family... I am so sorry to hear of Philips passing... He was a very pleasant, nice gentleman with a nice smile and a man of God... He is rejoicing with his Mom & Dad now.. No more pain, no more suffering! Has his Angel wings which he worked for many years... God be with you all during this difficult time.. Sending love and hugs,
Judy & Frank Crowe

Gin Garrett

September 10, 2019

Ann, I have loved seeing the love and life you and Phil have built together. God helped you find the love of your life and he will continue to love you in spirit and left this world hearing you tell him how much you love him. Nothing trumps leaving this world hearing how much you are loved by the most important person to you. I am so thankful you were with him and I am sure that helped him leave in peace. He will be waiting on you with bated breath and arms wide open to give you the grandest hug when you arrive in all your glory... I see angels singing and all the loves of your lives (human and non human "dogs") dancing with rejoice. So thankful to have such wonderful people in my life and I am sure the example you and Phil have left behind will encourage others to live life to the fullest and love out load with no regrets.

Machelle and Tony McCann

September 10, 2019

Ann,

May you find healing in knowing Phil chose the most important day of your lives - your wedding day 22 years ago - to make his way to the other side. He’ll be waiting for you with loving arms wide open.

You are one of the most kind people I know, as well as one of the strongest! This is a time of grieving, but I know you will prevail, and live life in honor of his love. I’m sending loving energy your way!!

Machelle & Tony

Cindy Hostetler

September 10, 2019

Dear Ann,
Our sincere condolences and sympathy for the loss of beloved Phil. What a dear man with such resilience, courage and love. Thinking of many more PB&J's, puppy kisses and cookies in heaven. Cindy and Elizabeth of Care Weavers.

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