PLATTSBURGH — Telesphore "Bud" Carter, 91, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., and Au Sable Forks, N.Y., died Feb 22, 2014, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, N.Y., with his loving wife, Joyce Carter, of 46 years at his side.
Bud was born Dec. 30, 1922, in Saranac, N.Y., the son of Telesphore Carter and Ella Plumadore Carter.
He spent his early years in Saranac Lake and graduated from Saranac Lake High School. He then served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II. After graduation from Siena College in 1954, Bud was employed by the Air Force as a civilian at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, N.Y., and at Richards Gebaur Air Force Base in Missouri. After retirement, he and his wife returned to the Adirondacks. They spent winters in Florida and summers at the camp he built with his uncles on Fern Lake, near Au Sable Forks.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Houghton Carter, and his stepchildren Gwynne and Toni Spencer and Caryl and Sidney Pitt.^He leaves several grandchildren, Sarah and David Harrington, Cynthia and Jared Pitt-Lavi, Gwynne D. Spencer and Audrey Spencer. He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Gwyneth Groves, Beverly Hopkins, Steven Carter,
Jennifer Marszalek, and Scott Carter, all of Rhode Island.^ He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Elric and Eileen Carter.
Calling hours were held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St. in Plattsburgh, N.Y. A graveside service in Au Sable Forks will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to The Care Givers Respite Program in care of Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. 12901.