Joseph V. Carter


MOUNT SAVAGE - Joseph V. Carter, 93, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Born on May 24, 1926, in Mount Savage, he was the son of the late Joseph Nicholas and Sarah (Miller) Carter. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Haus) Carter; and his daughter, Mary Ann Carter. Joe was also preceded in death by his brothers, Dr. John Carter and wife, Edie, and Thomas Carter; sisters, Rosemary Shockey, Sally Tuscano and husband, Patsy, and Ann Martirano; brothers-in-law, James Dickel, and Dale Whitehead.
Joe was a graduate of LaSalle High School, class of 1944. Following high school, he served his country in the United States Army during World War II. In high school, Joe was involved in athletics. He played football, basketball, and baseball. Joe was the captain of all of his athletic teams, and he received the coveted Rapplier Award for his leadership, athletic ability, and academic accomplishments. Joe was also the class president. After being discharged from the Army, Joe attended Frostburg State University before receiving his Bachelor's Degree from Mt. St. Mary's University in English. Joe later received his Master's Degree in Education from West Virginia University.
Joe began his 42-year education career at Bruce High School in Westernport. He later taught at Mount Savage High School where he coached the J.V. basketball and varsity baseball teams. Joe became the vice principal at Beall Jr./Sr. High School. Joe ended his career in education as principal at Braddock Middle School.
Joe was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mount Savage. At the church, he was a corporator, first secular Lector, and first Secular Eucharistic Minister. For his work with the church, Joe was awarded the Papal Medal of Honor by Cardinal William Keeler in 1997, and the Archdiocese Medal of Honor was also awarded to him. Joe was a member of the Mount Savage VFW, Mount Savage Knights of Columbus, and the Maryland Association of Secondary School Principals.
Joe is survived by his son, Joseph W. Carter and wife, Cathy; his granddaughter, Kristen Carter, whom he referred to as his precious gem and the greatest highlight of his life; sisters, Mary Lou Dickel, and Peggy Whitehead. Joe is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Friends will be received on Friday, June 28, 2019, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., Virginia Ave., Cumberland. A Christian Wake service will be conducted at the funeral home at 8:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Mount Savage, on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Church Cemetery, Mount Savage. Military honors will be accorded at the gravesite by Fort Cumberland Post 13 Honor Guard.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Egle Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their professional, kind, and compassionate care during Joe's stay. The family was also grateful to Joe and Mag Sank and Debbie Stafford for their assistance during Joe's later years. They helped make his life special.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor Joe's memory may make contributions to Bishop Walsh School, 700 Bishop Walsh Road, Cumberland, MD 21502.
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Dorothy (Aldridge) Parks Sowers
Jul 11, 2019
I remember Joe Carter well from my years at Mt. Savage HIgh School, Class of 1956. Always a smile, but stern with his athletes. Set a very good example for the students.
Ken Green
Jul 07, 2019
My most sincere condolences you and your extended family.
Bill Shaffer
Jul 01, 2019
True friend and mentor. Guiding light for all to see.
Kathy Stewart Shupe
Jul 01, 2019
I am a Beall High School graduate of 1977. Mr. Carter was the kindest administrator there. I liked him very much. He was a good example for all. Wonderful person.
Daniel Se[[
Jun 27, 2019
Mr. Carter was an excellent teacher. He taught me at Mt. Savage School. He always had a smile . You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Martha Wilson Harris
Jun 27, 2019
He was always so understanding towards his students at Beall High School when l was a student there. R.I.P.
Gene and Jeanne Hager
Jun 26, 2019
Dear Joe, Cathy and Kristen,

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Dad, Mr. Carter.
Mr. Carter was a very kind and gentle man, a true gentleman respected by all.

You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. May God embrace you in His loving arms and give you the comfort you need at this time.


Gene and Jeanne Hager