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S.F. Chronicle
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2002

CARTER, Emmett "Red " -- Age 83, of San Francisco passed away peacefully with his family at his side at St Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, on Saturday afternoon January 26, 2002.

Emmett was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 2, 1918 to Emmett Ramsey and Christina Carter who moved to San Francisco when Emmett was a baby of 6 months. He made his home in the Richmond district for the rest of his life.

Emmett was in the first graduating class of 1938 at George Washington High School. He was an accomplished roller skater and played on a local roller hockey team in his youth. He met his beloved wife Eleanor at the Ambassador Roller Skating Rink in San Francisco. They were married in May 1946 at St. Peter and Paul's Church in North Beach.

Emmett served his country in WWII as an Army Military Radio Communications Sergeant in the 87th Antitank Destroyer Battalion, traveling to France, Belgium and Germany under General Patton. On his safe return he resumed his work at the Pacific Watch Crystal Co. in the Shreve Building until he retired in 1993.

He loved camping with his family, learning new activities like calligraphy, cooking, and square dancing with his wife Eleanor and in later years Tai Chi. Emmett especially enjoyed "Club" a monthly gathering with a group of dear friends for over fifty years.

A loving husband, father and friend to many, he is survived by his wife of 55 years, Eleanor; son Glenn R. Carter and wife Denise of Santa Cruz; son Craig D. Carter and wife Sandi of Novato. Grandchildren: Molly Becker and husband Peter of Boston; Lucas Carter and partner Tima Saso of Santa Cruz; Step grandchildren: Jon Hardisty and wife Ashley of Santa Cruz and Jedadiah Burkhardt of Santa Barbara. Also survived by his brothers Donald of Manteca; Kenneth of Burlingame and Sister Margaret of Walnut Creek. Emmett will be missed by many, including cousins, numerous nephews, nieces, in-laws and long time friends.

A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 40th Ave & Balboa on February 9, 2002 at 10:30 A.M. Donations to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers. We will all miss you, Emmett.

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