Former First Congregation Church of Tallmadge pastor, fire, police chaplain

The Rev. C. Edward "Ed" Carter died Oct. 27, 2012, following a short illness.

Born Jan. 30, 1935, in Akron, Rev. Carter was a longtime resident of Tallmadge, relocating to Uniontown in 2007. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army as a Chemical Corps instructor at Fort McClellan, Ala. After his honorable discharge, he joined the chemical division at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. In 1982, Rev. Carter entered Ashland Theological Seminary and embarked on a ministry career serving the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge as pastor for more than two decades. After retiring from the First Congregational Church, he moved into a human resources position at the Community Drug Board, working to provide outreach programming to the community for more than eight years. He continued his pastoral career with the First Congregation Church of Newton Falls. He later shared his passion for helping people as an integral member of the management team at Neofill, LLC, working to support and enhance employee's lives. His heart was always close to members of the police and firefighting community and he was honored to be chaplain for both the Tallmadge Police and Fire Departments.

Rev. Carter is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol; son, Scott; daughters, Julie and Michele (husband Jim); brother, David (wife Marsha); grandchildren, Josh, Zach (mother Debbie), Samantha, Sydney, Andee Lyn and Derek; and canine companions, Maggie and Max.

Donations may be made to the First Congregational Church of Tallmadge to be designated to The Rev. C. Edward Carter Life Journey Scholarship Fund, 85 Heritage Drive, Tallmadge 44278.

Donovan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.