ONEONTA – James J. Carter, 80, passed away May 17, 2019, at Bassett Hospital.
He was born March 19, 1939, in Manhattan, the son of James and Mary (Keaveney) Carter, and grew up in The Bronx, graduating from Mount St. Michael’s High School, and receiving an associate’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
James married Verna Dingman in Yorktown Heights.
He was a Army veteran, serving in the National Guard with the 7th Regiment.
James worked as a sales representative for Halifax Cotton Mills for many years. From 1989 to 2007, he was a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Verna Carter; their children, Cheryl (Jeffrey) Hyatt, Deborah (James) Herrmann, James (Beth) Carter and Michael Carter; 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
The funeral mass will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with the Fr. David Michiewicz, as celebrant.
Private interment will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to the Boy Scouts of America, Leatherstocking Council, 6134 NY 23, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at, www.lhpfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are with Oneonta’s only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono at 51 Dietz Street.