Robert T. Carter Obituary

Robert T.  Carter
Robert T. Carter

March 22, 1935 - July 16, 2019
Born in Somerville, New Jersey
Resided in Raritan, New Jersey



Robert T. Carter

84, died July 16, 2019.

Robert was born in Somerville; he was the son of the late Katherine and Theodore Carter and was a life long resident of Raritan. He was employed as a linesman for NJ Bell Telephone Company in Bridgewater for over 33 years, retiring in 1983. After his retirement, he worked at Tropiano’s Jewelry Store in Raritan and for Somerset County until 2016. Robert was a veteran of the United States Navy and earned the rank of Gunners Mate 3 class during the Korean War. He was a member for the Raritan Fire Department Relief Hose Company #2 for 52 years. He was ex-chief from 1986-1987, former President, and served as line officers. Robert was a member of the Somerville Elks Lodge 1068 and the VFW in Raritan. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and especially spending time with his grandsons. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is predeceased by his son Timothy Carter who passed away in 1983.

Surviving are his devoted wife of 63 years, Edna Yurek, sons David Carter and Joseph Carter and wife Donna, and three grandchildren Joseph T., Timothy David, and Sam Donald.

Prayers will be said 9am Saturday at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville followed by a 10am mass at St. Joseph Church in Raritan. Interment will follow at St. Bernard Cemetery in Bridgewater.

Visitation will be 2-4pm and 7-9pm Friday at the funeral home.

Donations can be made to the Raritan Fire Department Relief Hose Company #2, 611 N. Thompson Street, Raritan, NJ 08869. To send condolences, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Friday, July 19, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
16 East Somerset Street
Raritan, NJ US 08869
Saturday, July 20, 2019
10:00 AM
St. Bernard Cemetery
551 State Route 28
Bridgewater, NJ US 08807
Saturday, July 20, 2019


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