Stanley M. McCarter, 83

JUNE 14, 1930-JULY 9, 2013

July 10, 2013

Stanley Matthew McCarter, 83, of Smithsburg, Md., died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home.

Born June 14, 1930, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he was the son of the late John McCarter and Emily Trakimas McCarter Grohowski.    

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Teresa McCarter.

He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 1991.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

He is survived by two daughters, Mary-Jo Cunningham of Smithsburg, and Ann Riker and husband, Bill, of Smithsburg; two sons, James McCarter and wife, Jan, of Smithsburg, and Michael McCarter and wife, Judi, of San Diego, Calif.; one brother, John Grohowski of Wilkes-Barre; and six grandchildren, Staish McCarter, Todd McCarter, Patrick Riker, Danny Riker, Brian Plume and Lisa Harvey.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Irene Laskavage.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Collin Poston will be celebrant, and the Rev. James Nirappel will be concelebrant. Burial will be at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park. Graveside military honors will be provided by Washington County AMVETS Post 10 and Marine Corps League of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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