Ross J. Carter Jr., 85

Meat cutter, war veteran

November 03, 2007

Ross J. Carter Jr., a retired meat cutter and a World War II veteran, died Wednesday of pneumonia at Chester River Hospital Center in Chestertown. The former East Baltimore resident was 85.

Mr. Carter was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden and Northeast Baltimore. He was a graduate of Baltimore public schools.

He enlisted in the Army in 1938 and served as a cook with the 29th Division. He landed at Normandy, France, on D-Day and was discharged in 1945.

Mr. Carter, whose career as a meat cutter spanned 50 years, worked at Food Fair and Pantry Pride before moving to Ocean City in 1980. He continued working part time as a meat cutter in Ocean City until retiring in the 1990s.

He also worked part time as an operator for Trimper Rides on the Boardwalk in Ocean City until moving to Chestertown in 2000.

Mr. Carter was a member of the Highlandtown post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Crumpton Senior Citizens. He was a communicant of Our Lady of Pompeii Roman Catholic Church.

He enjoyed watching movies and was a Ravens fan.

His wife, the former Ida Mary Collachi, died in 2000.

Services will be held at noon today at Fellows, Helfenbein & Newnam Funeral Home, 130 Speer Road, Chestertown.

Surviving are a son, Ross J. Carter of Chestertown; a sister, Josephine Poffel of Towson; two grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

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