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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Gary Carter

Gary Carter, 51, of Saratoga Springs, quietly passed away unexpectedly on Monday January 13th, 2014 at St Peter’s Hospital, Albany, NY.
He was born on April 1st, 1962 in Saratoga Springs, New York, the son of the late Gerald and Madeline Rethman Carter. 
Gary worked for Saratoga County DPW as an attendant at the Clifton Park Recycling Center.
Gary lived and worked in the community his whole life, always willing to help his family or friends at moments noticed. He loved riding his motorcycle.
He is survived by his longtime girlfriend Lynda DeFoe; son Brian Carter (Ashley); daughter, Shelbie Carter (Brandon); brothers, William “Bill” (Debby), James “Jim” (Sherri), and Gerald (Pam) Carter; sister Eileen Dingmon (Mike); grandsons, James Dobson and Avery Dashner; granddaughter, Madison Watts; Lynda’s children, Kenny, Zack and Brandon; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service in honor of Gary will be held on Saturday, January 18th, 2014, 12 noon, at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Avenue (route 9), Saratoga Springs, New York.
Calling hours for friends and family will be held on Friday January 17th, from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:00 to 11:45 prior to the service at the funeral home.
 Interment will be in the North Milton Cemetery in the spring.


  1. My sincerest condolences to Brian, Shelbie and their children, Lynda and her children and my dad, uncles and aunts. Uncle Gary will definitely be missed! He was a wonderful person. Stewart's may even go out of business without him there everyday.

  2. Didn't know Gary all that well, but worked with Bill for years at the garage. My thoughts are with the Carter family at this time of sorrow.

  3. Gary was a great guy. He will be missed at the transfer station. I worked with him for eight years and in that time I always laughed when he was around. On behalf of the Clifton Park Transfer Station we send our condolences to the family Gary. Rest in Peace friend.