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John Carter

John Russell Carter

Saturday, July 24th, 1965 - Sunday, December 29th, 2019
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Vernon Twp., NJ: John R. Carter, 54 years old, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, December 29, 2019. Born to James and Gloria Carter in Amityville, NY, he lived in North Bellmore, NY before moving to Vernon Twp., NJ a year ago.

John was a self employed arborist and took great joy in what the outdoors offered including hunting, salt water fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was accomplished in so many skills: cooking, baking, canning, carpentry, mechanics. But most of all, he was the best friend you could have-always made you laugh.

John is the beloved husband for 2 years of Kathleen Carter(nee Ryan) of Vernon Twp., NJ. Father of Jonathan Carter of Maine, Robert Carter of Maine, Nicholas Carter of Glen Spey, NY and Jack Carter at home. Grandfather of Haylee. Brother of James R. Carter of South Carolina and Gurni Lee of PA. Cherished by his 10 dogs.

The family will receive their friends at Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94(1 Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 from 4-7 PM. Cremation will be private.
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    Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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Gernilee Schombs

Posted at 08:07pm
Love you, Johnny. You always found joy in life with your fierce dedication to family and friends and unshakable belief in yourself, he’d work, and your craft. You were always our mother’s son - smart, independent, talented, creative and unbreakable . Thanks for being an uncle to my children, and a friend to Marty & I through all of life’s ups and downs - always forgiven. We’ve lost a piece of our hearts 💕 Hug mom for me. Marty & Gerni xoxo

Diana Schombs

Posted at 06:07pm
Uncle john, I can still hear your Laughter! I guess they needed you more up there. I miss the hunting trips, and the jokes. I cherish all the memories I have of you. I’ll never stop missing you..keep and eye on us, and protect us from harm. You’re in my heart forever, and I love you so much. Rest easy uncle John 💙

Jimmy Carter

Posted at 12:55pm
John is my little brother. We grew up together hunting and fishing under our Dad’s guidance. John was a quick study and mastered things faster and better than most people. My son Jimmy is like him in many ways. The good times were great, and we worked together in the Boatyards where he was a paint and varnish guy. He is the best painter I have ever seen work, flowing out the paint with his brush, adding just the right amount of Penetrol to make it flow out depending on the temperature and painting the vertical hulls of classic wood yachts with never a run. Later, when they were put into the water, the seawater shimmered against his paint job like a mirror. His Varnish was so deep, after many coats, that it tricked the eye. He had a great reputation and we were called to boatyards all over long island to sand and paint. I was really surprised when he changed careers to tree work. When it came to helping others he was a kind and selfless person. When we were kids in Amityville, we all hustled out to the houses after a fresh snow to make quick money with our snow shovels. Our neighborhood kids were competitive, and we knew which houses would pay. John stopped at the House on Hamilton St. Where the disabled WWII veteran in a wheelchair lived. John ended up walking to town and buying him groceries and shoveling his driveway and ramp out to his mailbox for free. (Which was 4 times longer than any of the other houses) When the day was over, we scolded him because he didn't make a dime, but he did what he learned at home. He was the best Deerstalker I have ever seen. He consistently stalked close enough to them to fill his tag. And he could hit running deer (Something nobody does) His motto was “You gotta touch the magic and throw the lead” One morning, on Morton Hill, -20 degrees... John faded into the dark woods and killed a big deer before my dad and I even got out of the car. John was great in the kitchen too one time he sent me a recipe for French Creep’s which were amazing. He cooked for me and my wife and dazzled us! He was a great wild game cook which is tricky. John was so tough I can't tell you the feats of strength he did in his prime. If you ticked him off, he'd beat you up which I found out the day I fought him in our bedroom. (He literally put my head through the wall) I remember my mom Gloria coming in and telling him to stop and to pull my head out of the wall. (It was the funniest thing) He calmed right down and pulled my head out from between the wall studs. We drifted apart, and life gets crazy sometimes. But I love him dearly and cherish the memories of how we grew up. John knew how to survive and made a good run at life. He pulled no punches.

Joseph DeFabio

Posted at 02:05pm

Michelle E

Posted at 09:47am
I am so glad that we had the chance to reconnect and rekindle our friendship over these past few years. Aside of my dad and husband, you were the only man to stand up for me and have my back. When I graduated bootcamp all those years ago, you were the only person who came to see me and celebrate with me and I've never forgotten that. I will cherish the memories of you bungie jumping in Virginia Beach and us having to search the whole strip for Charlie. We shared so many laughs then and now. My heart hurts but I know we'll see each other again someday. I will always call you friend. Love you. ~Michelle

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