Raymond “Tom” Carter, 69, of Auburn, passed away at his home on Monday, May 24, 2021; surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Carter was born in Auburn on January 3, 1952; to the late Raymond E and Mildred Klonowski Carter. Tom graduated from Mount Carmel High School and Auburn Community College where he earned his degree in Communication. He continued with his education at SUNY Brockport, earning an Associates Degree in General Education; Gogebic College, earning Associates Degree in Technology Ski Management; and then earning his Masters Degree in Education at Oswego College. Over the years Tom, was employed with Mt. Snow Ski Resort in Vermont, Toggenberg Ski Center in Fabius, Lund’s Ski Shop in Dewitt, Bittersweet Ski Resort in Michigan and Whitetail Ski Resort in Pennsylvania. He retired from Energy Gases Inc. in East Syracuse as an Assistant General Manager.
Tom was an avid Mets and Browns fan. He had many interests and hobbies, including wood crafting, canoeing, hiking, and geology. He loved gem mining and collecting.
For years,Tom would spend his winters in Florida, he truly enjoyed the time he was able to spend there and loved going to the beach.
Raymond “Tom” is survived by his loving sister, Barbara Giltner, of Fort Myers, FL; his two nieces, Nicki and Krissy Giltner; his great nephew, Marcus Giltner, whom he shared a special bond with; his cousin and Rebecca Fitzgerald, who was always there to help when needed; as well as many other cousins; his friends, Mary Nettle,Mark Cahill, Robert Wells, Duane Coughenour and Mike DelloStritto.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 1st from 4-6pm at White Chapel Funeral Home Inc., 197 South St Auburn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10am on Wednesday, June 2nd at St. Alphonsus Church. Burial to follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Auburn.
Raymond’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice; especially to his nurses, Andrea and Kelly for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn
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