Robert (Bobby) Thomas Carter, 81, of Frederick, Maryland, passed from this life on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Kline Hospice in Mount Airy, MD surrounded by his family.
He was the loving husband to Kathryn (Bunny) Carter, being married for 50 years.
Born on January 14, 1940, in Darnestown, MD, he was the son of the late Howard F. Carter, Sr. and Jessie Gertrude (Jarboe) Carter.
Bobby graduated from Gaithersburg High School, class of 1959. He was a hard working man who gave of himself selflessly to his community. He was a Montgomery County Firefighter, retiring after 21 years of service with the Bethesda Fire Department from 1965-1986. He also retired after 32 years as a school bus driver/dispatcher for the Montgomery County Public Schools from 1970-2002. After retirement he continued to work at Target Sheet Metal from 2002-2012.
He was a member of the Montgomery County Firefighters Association, Local 1664 and ASA Umpires Association. He was also a member of the Proud Old Timers, Montgomery County. In his spare time he coached, umpired and officiated basketball and softball for the city of Rockville. Bobby enjoyed playing softball, backpacking, bowling, skiing, horseshoe pitching and jogging with his two best friends (his dogs) Hannah and Adrian.
In addition to his wife, Kathryn, Bobby is survived by his children, Sean Carter, Terisa Carter Maplesden and husband, Hugh, Helen Elaina Martin and John Herdon, Melissa Carter and husband, Steven Ashby; grandchildren, Kristi Summers and her husband, Maurice, Melissa Pfaffenberger, Ryan Carter, Brendon Peck, Domenic Ienzi, Devon Peck, Olivia Peck, Jessie Carter and Angelina Ienzi; great-grandchildren, Nickayla Thomas, Alessyia Soto, Maurice Summers, Marae Summers, Bryson Wells, Elias Mackie, Melody Rose Seward; sisters and brothers in law, Kathryn N. Carter, Alan and Heather Landis, Lawrence Landis, Deborah and Roger Judy, George and Mary Landis and Arnold Gussio. He is also survived by Lynn Carter and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Bobby is preceded in death by his siblings, Mildred Pier and husband Elridge, Alice Nicholson and husband, Jack and Howard Carter, Jr., his first wife, Helen Marie Goroum, sisters-in-law, Vina Landis and Elaine Gussio.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, 1621 Opossumtown Pike in Frederick, MD. 21702.
A celebration of Bobby's life will take place at 10:00 am on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at Frederick Baptist Church, 5305 Mt. Zion Road in Frederick, MD. Pastor John Seay will officiate. For those not able to attend, services will be live streamed. Please visit www.Frederickbaptist.org. Select media tab and select FBC live. Interment will be at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 15120 Turkey Foot Road, Gaithersburg, MD.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff at Frederick Health and Rehabilitation and the staff at Kline Hospice House for the love that was shown to Bobby and Bunny during Bobby's stay with them.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association of Frederick County, MD 108 Byte Drive, #103, Frederick, MD 21702; Kline Hospice House, 7000 Kimmel Road, Mount Airy, MD 21771 or the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 8501 La Salle Road, Towson, MD. 21286.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.