OBITUARY

Edward T. Carter

May 22, 1965August 24, 2018
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Edward T. Carter of Fredricksburg, VA died unexpectedly on Friday, August 24. He was 53. Eddie dedicated his life to helping others, working and volunteering as a first responder since he was 15 years old. He was a firefighter in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Manilla, Philippines. He served seven years as a paramedic in the New York City Fire Department, as well as Horry County Emergency Services and Georgetown County Fire/EMS, where he was promoted to Lieutenant. He also served two years as a firefighter/paramedic in Baghdad, Iraq. He has been a member of the Peekskill Ambulance Corps and the Verplanck and Montrose Fire Departments since his teens. He was also a certified Rescue Diver and served on several scuba rescue teams. He was passionate about his calling and served as a certified instructor and mentor to hundreds of firefighters and paramedics throughout his career. He earned countless awards and citations throughout his career for saving lives and teaching others.

He was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School in 1983, Iona College in 1998, and earned a Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University in 2013. He was a 2018 graduate of the nursing program at Eastern Virginia Career College and proudly became a Registered Nurse just weeks before his passing.

Eddie was immensely proud of his Irish heritage. He was a former member of the Iona College Pipe Band, and current member of the Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band. He will lovingly be remembered for his tattoos, sense of humor, passion for motorcycles and dedication to service.

Eddie is survived by his wife Darcie Curtis Carter, his mother Patricia Carter, and sisters Debra Costello, Sandra (Steven) Clausen and Michelle (Anthony) Verna. He also leaves his nieces and nephew Rachael (James) Patalano, Heather Clausen, Steven Clausen and Jamie Costello, whom he adored. He was predeceased by his father Edward F. Carter in 2010. He also leaves a great many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 from 2-4pm & 7-9pm at the EDWARD F. CARTER FUNERAL HOME, 170 Kings Ferry Rd., Montrose, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at St. Patrick's Church in Verplanck, NY. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery also in Verplanck.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Donate Life Virginia, 9200 Arboretum Parkway #104 North Chesterfield, VA 23236 or the American Heart Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Darcie J. Curtis-Carter, Wife
  • Edward F. Carter, Father
  • Patricia Carter, Mother
  • Debra Costello, Sister
  • Sandra Clausen, Sister
  • Steven Clausen, Brother-in-law
  • Michelle Verna, Sister
  • Anthony Verna, Brother-in-law
  • Rachel Patalano, Niece
  • Heather Clausen, Niece
  • Jamie Costello, Niece
  • Steven Clausen, Nephew

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Burial Following Funeral Mass Thursday, August 30, 2018
REMEMBERING

Edward T. Carter

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Tyla McCoy

August 30, 2018

Eddie, wow what can I say! He’s my sister’a world and this is the hardest thing for me is to be in MIchigan and not with her.
Eddie is a great human being with so much love and support given to all he has touched.
Rest In Peace Eddie, you will be missed by all.

Charles Williams II

August 29, 2018

Eddie used to always tell paramedic students , “If you don’t want to learn, then I can’t teach you.” Always willing to pass along any knowledge that he had. I worked with Eddie at both Horry County Fire Rescue and Georgetown County Fire and EMS....I will always remember him as a dear friend. May he find comfort and peace. Rest easy my friend.

Kirk McKinzie

August 29, 2018

"Hey Brother Man"...(Eddie always started off with this as we ran into each other)
We served at Clark Air Base Philippines together as Firefighters in the USAF.
So many stories and laughs between all the training and runs...it was never a dull moment back in the mid to late 80's.
We recently reunited a few years ago thanks to FB and it was like we started where we left off (after 25 years or so).
Thoughts and Prayers are with Darcie and the Family... this is a real Shocker to say the least.
We will Miss Eddie for his Kindness, Huge Heart & Many Laughs!!
"from the bottom to the top" ...forever in our Hearts.
Love, Kirk, Khaykhay & Miss C


Linda Morris

August 29, 2018

To Eddie's Family - Our sincerest condolences on your great loss of Eddie. I have some very fond memories for the years we lived on Grand Street with the Carter family. I learned to ride my bike in the parking lot of the funeral home. We used to run through the huge house and yard. We, as kids, had some accidents too - I'm smiling now at all the memories popping into my head. Unfortunately, we lost touch over years but Eddie, Debbie & I became friends again through facebook and work. My heart broke when I heard the tragic news...I am so truly sorry. Eddie's life was cut short, but what amazing things he did! RIP Eddie. You certainly earned your wings. You will never be forgotten. Love Always, the Morris Family.

Henry Cabrera

August 28, 2018

Met Eddie in the Bronx. He showed up with such Bravado and full of energy.. We tried to curtail it a little, Lol, but his Passion came through each day.. Saddened by his Passing.. Condolences to the Family and all his Friends..

EVERY NOW AND AGAIN...

Every Now And Again Eddie,
My Thoughts Turn To Times Gone By...
But More So Today,
My Tears Seem To Fly...
The Pain I Felt On The Day That You Passed,
Feels Like Forever It Seems It Will Last...
A Few Days Since It Happened,
I’m Sitting Here, Quite And Humbled...
From The Moment I Heard,
My Knees Weakened, I Crumbled...
My Breathing Feels Short,
And My Heart Still Aches...
For The News Of Your Passing,
Was Hard News To Take...
To All Those That Knew You,
Wether Family Or Friend...
Seems Like The Pain Keeps On Coming,
As If There’s No End...
We’re Struggling With Heartache
With Pain And With Sadness...
But We Will Remember You Always,
And Always With Fondness...
Tomorrow’s Not Promised,
So We Live Out Each Day...
Not Taking For Granted,
The Words That We Say...
“I Love You” Is A Phrase,
“I Miss You” Another...
These Words I Say To You,
Because You’re My Brother...
I’ll Think Of You Often,
More So With Joy Than With Pain...
But I’ll Think Of You Often,
Every Now And Again...

GONE BUT NOT SOON FORGOTTEN
🌹🙏🏼💔🙏🏼🌹
WE’VE GOT IT FROM HERE
RESPECT AND HONOR

Janet Schacklinscky Fuller

August 28, 2018

A vibrant life cut too short. It is never easy losing someone special. I remember his larger than life presence at HHHS and know that he will forever be remembered for his love of his family and friends. May the angels welcome him with open arms and give you peace in comfort now and forever.

Betty Condon and Alex Alexander Alexander

August 28, 2018

Darcie, Pat & Family. We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Our prayers are with him and all of you. Ed was truly the bright spot at all the family gatherings and will be missed by so many. Our deepest sympathy. Alex & Betty

Sarah Somers

August 28, 2018

I had the pleasure of working many nights with Eddie in the ER. During down time, we would frequently sit together and do our homework. He was an excellent worker and I admired his passion for pursuing his dreams. My condolences to his family.

Daniel P O'Brien Sr

August 28, 2018

My Heart & Soul go out to Carter Family on passing of Edward he was a good man & heart of gold he put 100% of him self to helping others i did many E.M.S Call's with Eddie. I am proud to call Eddie my Friend he will truly miss & never be for gotton R.I.P my friend .

Fran Stinson

August 27, 2018

I met Eddy when I was working at their home cleaning their oil burner. I was super nervous, I remember, asking his mom if there was any one in the basement where I had to go for the oil burner. She said, the house was empty and would be fine and to take my time. I thanked her and proceeded to the basement. While I was cleaning their burner, all of a sudden I heard a crash and banging noise and stopped what I was doing. I peaked around the corner, and here was Eddy washing clothes and hitting them up against the machine. I started to laugh and when he saw me, I told him what I thought was going on and he laughed too. I hold this memory close to me and have the deepest sympathy for the family and friends at this tragic loss of such a wonderful man. Eddy gave so much, and grabbed life and asked for so little in return. He is deeply missed and hope that the family can find solace in knowing what a remarkable human being he became and grateful for the time you had together. My utmost condolences and prayers.. Sincerely Fran Stinson

Biography

Edward T. Carter of Fredricksburg, VA died unexpectedly on Friday, August 24. He was 53. Eddie dedicated his life to helping others, working and volunteering as a first responder since he was 15 years old. He was a firefighter in the United States Air Force and was stationed in Manilla, Philippines. He served seven years as a paramedic in the New York City Fire Department, as well as Horry County Emergency Services and Georgetown County Fire/EMS, where he was promoted to Lieutenant. He also served two years as a firefighter/paramedic in Baghdad, Iraq. He has been a member of the Peekskill Ambulance Corps and the Verplanck and Montrose Fire Departments since his teens. He was also a certified Rescue Diver and served on several scuba rescue teams. He was passionate about his calling and served as a certified instructor and mentor to hundreds of firefighters and paramedics throughout his career. He earned countless awards and citations throughout his career for saving lives and teaching others.

He was a graduate of Hendrick Hudson High School in 1983, Iona College in 1998, and earned a Masters in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University in 2013. He was a 2018 graduate of the nursing program at Eastern Virginia Career College and proudly became a Registered Nurse just weeks before his passing.

Eddie was immensely proud of his Irish heritage. He was a former member of the Iona College Pipe Band, and current member of the Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band. He will lovingly be remembered for his tattoos, sense of humor, passion for motorcycles and dedication to service.

Eddie is survived by his wife Darcie Curtis Carter, his mother Patricia Carter, and sisters Debra Costello, Sandra (Steven) Clausen and Michelle (Anthony) Verna. He also leaves his nieces and nephew Rachael (James) Patalano, Heather Clausen, Steven Clausen and Jamie Costello, whom he adored. He was predeceased by his father Edward F. Carter in 2010. He also leaves a great many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations to Donate Life Virginia, 9200 Arboretum Parkway #104 North Chesterfield, VA 23236 or the American Heart Association.