Robert Glen Carter Sr.
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Robert Glen Carter, Sr.

Robert Glen Carter, Sr., age 85, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.

Beloved husband of the late Marlene nee Alderson for 54 years, loving companion of Beverly Quinn for the past ten years; dear father of Robin Winokur, Brian (Linda) Carter, Jill Carter Marshall, and Robert (Cindy) Carter, Jr.; adored grandfather of Laurie, David, Allison, Molly, Kelsey, Abigail, Zack, Bradley, Nicole, Mark, Anna, Mallory, Madeline, Melissa and Mitchell; great grandfather of Dakota, McCoy, Maya, Charlie and Oakley. Loved by sisters Ruth (Seb) Licata, and Charlotte (Guy) Blades, late brother Jimmy Carter, and many nieces and nephews. He loved people and aimed to make a new friend every day!

A proud graduate of Elmhurst College and a brilliant man who chose sales and manufacturing at an early age. He was key in developing the aluminum rainware industry. He was active in the building products industry until his death. Bob loved observing and playing all sports. He played football for Duke University. He spent his free time as an avid golfer at Abbey Springs Country Club in Fontana, WI. He was always available to take care of his family. He was a strong advocate for education, including setting up college funds for each and every grandchild and great grandchild, as well as a scholarship fund at Rotary, Lombard.

Special thank you to the staff of Elmhurst Memorial Hospital; there he served on the Board of Governors and was prominent in the building of the new facility. He also was instrumental in the establishment of Hinsdale Wellness House. A special thanks to his caregiver Rose Hopkins and to Park Place in Elmhurst for their outstanding care and support.

A celebration of life will take place at the Lake Ellyn Boathouse, 645 Lenox Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. Memorial gifts may be directed to The Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD, or The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's at

Arrangements by Ahlgrim Funeral Home. Info 630-834-3515 or

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Published in Suburban Life Publications on Jun. 28, 2019.
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July 4, 2019
May the God of all comfort sustain your family during the days ahead Psalms 119:76
June 26, 2019

So sad to hear of your Fathers passing. I know he was a great example of a man and a father. His guidance, leadership, and caring is something we can all learn from and hope to emulate. May he rest in peace.

Jack Prager
June 26, 2019
Bobby, and family, please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your father We remember both your parents well and with good memories Elio and Mary Fornatto
Elio Fornatto
June 25, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful hard working person.
Bob had always spoke the truth and was a great leader.
Will always be in my in thoughts and prayers.
Steve Adams
June 25, 2019
My condolences to the Carter family I'm sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and the family.
Loretta Kirksey
June 25, 2019
May God comfort you during this time of sorrow. May he rest in perfect peace.
Eunice Azeez
June 25, 2019
Our condolences to the Carter family.Bob played a a great part of helping me in starting my business in 1979, he was a mentor to me.We had the pleasure to meet the whole family in Wi. We enjoyed going on Reynolds trips with Bob and Marlene. Rest in peace our dear friend. Tony & Kathy Rizzo, Classic Gutter.
Tony & Kathy Rizzo
June 24, 2019
Thinking of you all. I have a lot of fond memories of the deep friendship our fathers shared.
Thomas Harris
June 24, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Please allow the fondest memories shared with your loved one be a soothing blanket over your heart. May God words of comfort found in Mathew 11:28 help you through this difficult time. ~MM~
June 23, 2019
Bob was a great neighbor and friend. His sense of humor was a joy to listen to
His loving wife Marlene was my dear friend for 30 some years. The whole carter family. Was like our second family. Especially. Robin and Jill. All a delight to know and love
There is a empty spot in the world. Without Bob and Marlene.
May they rest in a heavenly place
Alyce (terry) Saunders
June 23, 2019
I was so sad to hear of Bob's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Bob, Marlene, and all of the family. You all are like a second family to me and my family. I'm pretty sure my father has met up with his best friend now and just maybe... Bob, Marlene, and Reed are sitting at the 19th hole of Heaven's best golf course, having a cocktail and talking and laughing at all the great times they lived through.
My condolences,
Dan & Marilyn
Dan Harris
June 22, 2019
Carter Family, I was so sad to hear of Bobs passing. It was a great pleasure to take care of him. I always looked forward to ending my shift listening to his stories and seeing all the pictures of his grandkids. He left a lasting impact on me and I will always remember him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.
Haely Warling
June 22, 2019
Bob always chose to see the good in everyone. He was a great father in law.
Steve Winokur
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