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Obituary: Stephen J. Carter

Fri, Apr 12th 2024 09:15 am

Stephen J. Carter of Lewiston passed away on Tuesday April 9, 2024.

He was born July 9, 1940, in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, a son of the late John and Mary (Kelly) Carter. He moved to Niagara Falls with his family in 1942. Carter attended Sacred Heart School and graduated from Bishop Duffy High School. He went on to attend evening classes at Niagara University and Niagara County Community College. After graduating from the Erie County Sheriff’s Academy, he was employed by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office, retiring as a senior investigator after 34 years of service, and serving under four Niagara County sheriffs.

Carter was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Knights of Columbus 247, Sons of the American Legion, First Friday Club, Lockport Woodworkers, the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and the CSEA.

He was very proud of his Irish ancestry and citizenship, and held an Irish passport.

Carter enjoyed traveling with his wife, and camping, hunting and fishing with his sons and brothers. He also enjoyed gatherings of family and friends at their “Carter On The Lake” cottage.

Carter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Barbara (Battaglia) Carter; a son, Sean R. (Maria) Carter; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Castillo Carter; a granddaughter, Shawna (Adrian) Stevens-John; three great-grandsons: Hoya’daiwat, Hogaiyo and Joiise John; and nieces: Maureen Carter and Mary Elizabeth Burton.

He was the father of the late Stephen John Carter and the brother of the late Joseph, John, Thomas, Robert and Thomas “Babe” Michaels, and Mary Burton and Betty Shaffer.

His family will be present from 9-10 a.m. Monday, April 22, at St. Mary of Cataract R.C. Church, 237 Fourth Street, Niagara Falls. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Jacek Mazur officiating. Interment will be in North Ridge Cemetery, Town of Cambria.

Memorials may be made in Stephen’s name to Stella Niagara Education Park, St. Jude’s Children Hospital, or The Shriners Hospital for Children.

Arrangements handled through the Rhoney Funeral Home, Lewiston. Visit www.rhoneyfuneralhome.com for the guest register.

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