DOLGEVILLE – Mr. Harry J. “Bud” Carter, Jr., United States Army World War II Decorated Veteran, a former Mayor of the
He was born on May 23, 1922 in
He was first married to Elnor Babcock who died in 1978, and in 1984 married Lois (Stalnaker) Ashe in Dolgeville. He was a Buyer with General Electric Aerospace in
Dolgeville was so special to Harry J. (Bud) Carter:
Elected mayor 3/16/71 for 2 - year term. Ran unopposed on Republican ticket.
Elected mayor 3/20/73 for 2-year term. Ran on Republican & Democratic ticket, won 428-2.
Elected mayor 3/18/75 for 2-year term. Ran unopposed on Republican ticket.
Some timeline highlights during years 1971 - 1977, which Mayor Carter was involved with are:
1971 - DAVAC organized.
1972 - 1st
1973 - Wastewater Treatment Plant opens on lower
1974 - American LaFrance fire truck "Big Red" purchased for A. D. Hose Co. #1. replacing 1952 Seagrave fire truck.
1974 - A. D. Hose Co. #1 & J. P. Spofford Hose Co. #2 merger.
1974 - "Herkimer Line" newspaper begins publishing November 13th.
1974 - Daniel Green Co. factory complex placed on National Register of Historic Places September 17.
1974 - Village accepts lot at corner of N. Main St. & Elm St. (site of future
1975 - Village takes ownership of 2.295 mile section of abandoned railroad right-of-way located within village.
1976 - Village purchases 1946 American LaFrance aerial ladder truck from
1976 - Dolgeville Bicentennial Festival Week celebrations in July.
1976 - Dolgeville-Manheim Historical Society established.
1977 - Village gives Telepromter of Mohawk Valley, Inc. cable TV franchise. System run by Spectrum today.
As we reflect upon this wonderful life lived, Lois says, “There hasn’t been a time when we were out and about in the
He is survived by his wife of 34 years Lois, his son, David Michael Carter and his fiancée Rosana Holden of Sandusky, Ohio, his step-son Scott D. Ashe of Virginia Beach, Virginia, a son-in-law, Ethan Beyer, of Rotterdam Junction, NY and grandchildren, Jacob Carter Beyer, Daniel Stone Beyer, and Nicholas Ashe Beyer, sisters-in-law, Linda Johnson and her husband Tim of Stratford, and Mary Stalnaker Mosher of Utica, brothers-in-law, Mark Stalnaker and wife Linda of Dolgeville, Robert Stalnaker and wife Lynn of Stratford, and Jeff Stalnaker and wife Sue of Virginia and several very special nieces, nephews, cousins and many beloved friends. And, from Bud’s first marriage, two nieces that were so very special to him, Louise Pietrandrea Wiernicki of Herkimer and Margaret Pietrandrea Myers of
He was predeceased by his step-son, John J. Ashe, his step-daughter Barbara Ashe Beyer, and a lifelong friend and brother Paul Mastracco, who Bud knew since childhood and carried a lifelong bond of love with.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM at The Enea Family Funeral Home,
It is the wish of the family that donations in memory of Harry J. Carter, Jr. be considered to Hospice of Otsego County, a special fund that will be established for the education of his grandchildren, or a charity of choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Lois is grateful toward the incredible staff at Bassett Healthcare as well as the angels of Hospice.
Arrangements are with Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 823-2424. An online memorial page has been established at www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.