James J. Carter


ONEONTA - James J. Carter, 80, passed away May 17, 2019, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.
He was born March 19, 1939, in Manhattan, the son of James and Mary (Keaveney) Carter.
James married Verna Dingman in Yorktown Heights.
A United States Army veteran, he served in the National Guard with the 7th Regiment.
James grew up in the Bronx. He graduated from Mount Saint Michael's High School and went on to receive an associate degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
James worked as a sales representative for Halifax Cotton Mills for many years.
From 1989 to 2007, James was a district executive for the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Oneonta.
James is survived by his wife of 52 years, Verna Carter; their children, Cheryl (Jeffrey) Hyatt, Deborah (James) Herrmann, James (Beth) Carter and Michael Carter; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with Fr. David Michiewicz as celebrant.
Private interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be sent to the Leatherstocking Council, Boy Scouts of America, 6134 NY 23, Oneonta, NY 13820.
Expressions of sympathy may be made online at www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are with Oneonta's only family-owned funeral home, Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono at 51 Dietz St.
Published on May 19, 2019
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4 posts

Georgana Brown
May 20, 2019
We have lost an integral part of our CW family. From his morning greeting in his best southern drawl to his insistence of impromptu photo sessions, Jim will be missed and remembered fondly. Love y'all!
Kim Berkes
May 20, 2019
What a very sad day....
Verna you and Jimmy are like family to me.i will really miss Jimmy ‘s cheerful loving demeanor
Love to you and your family 🤗🤗
Paul and Lorraine Courtney
May 20, 2019
Verna and family we are so very sorry our heart and prayers are with you. We have loved getting to know you both and feel you are family. Prayers and love .🙏🏻❤️
Tina Loucks
May 19, 2019
Verna and family, my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Jim was a wonderful man and he will be missed by many. Please know I am thinking of you at this difficult time and I am truly sorry.