John F. Carter, 88, of Short Hills, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2013. Born in Newark, John was raised in Maplewood and graduated from Columbia High School. Following his service in World War II with the U.S. Army in the European Theatre, he resumed his education at Middlebury College in Vermont, graduating with a Bacherlor’s degree in Sociology. Later, he studied commercial art at Parson’s School of Design in New York City. John’s career was spent in advertising with Scholastic Magazines, New York. He was active in the Community Congregational Church in Short Hills and was a member of the Old Guard and the Short Hills Association. John enjoyed photography, traveling, and most of all his summers at the family cottage at Marshalls Bay, Ontario.
Mr. Carter is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Ruth Stevens Carter; daughter Anne Henoch and her husband Gregg of Cranford; son Douglas F. Carter and his wife Meredith Viano-Carter of Danville, Vermont; grandchildren Jeffrey Henoch and his wife Jamie; Lindsay Temple and her husband Shayne; Sarah Lovejoy-Carter and her husband Nick Shirman; and Molly Lovejoy-Carter.
A memorial service will be planned for a future date.