7/1/2014 – Reuben F. Carter, LaFargeville

Mr. Reuben F. Carter, age 83, died May 22nd, at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. There will be a memorial service at 3pm, Sunday July 6th, at Omar United Methodist Church with Donna Fitchette officiating and Reverend Mark Pierce assisting. Burial is in Omar Cemetery.

Reuben was born October 21st, 1930, the son of Clifford and Leah Paph Carter. He graduated from LaFargeville Central School. He then graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1950.

Being a custodian all his life, he retired from the former Jefferson National Bank, the United States Post Office in 2002. And he worked for H. Lee Gill when he was running his barbershop. He also worked for North Health Systems, Inc., and for the Town of Orleans.

He was a former member of the LaFargeville Grange, Pamona Grange and the New York State Grange. Reuben was an exempt member of the LaFargeville Fire Department, a member of the LaFargeville United Methodist Church and a member of the Town of Orleans Senior Citizens.

He is survived by cousins.

One sister, Mildred, died before him in January of 1930.

Donations can be made in his name to the Town of Orleans Athletic Fund, or the local chapter of the American Cancer Society


  1. BILL CASWELL Posted

    Growing up in LaFargeville Reuben was always there with a cheerful greeting. He was treated
    unfairly by some but respected and liked by many more. My mother and Reuben were good
    friends as he was always around the town office when she was town clerk. Sleep well Reuben, you deserve happiness and rest.

  2. Dear Ruben,

    I am thinking of you today. Rest in Peace dear.

  3. Rose McEvoy Posted

    Reuben was such a major part of our community. He was my buddy… and I’ll miss him dearly.
    RIP Rube…. Luv ya, Rosie

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