John Carpenter, 60, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital with his loving family by his side. John was a caring, devoted husband to Barbara Carpenter. The two were happily married for 36 years.
What John loved most was spending vibrant sunny days, and warm summer evenings with his family at their vacation home on Lake Clear in the Adirondacks. His animated laugh could be heard far and wide as it echoed across the glassy surface of the lake at sunset. He enjoyed boating, hunting, story telling, and listening to his favorite songs while sipping his drink of choice on the porch. Abundant feelings of laughter, love, compassion, and comedy filled each room in which John was present. His integrity, selflessness, strength, and perseverance were both inspiring and uplifting to all. He was forever committed to bringing a smile to the faces of every individual who was lucky enough to have met him. He welcomed new friends into his heart as his own family.
John is survived by his Mother, Gloria Carpenter; his Wife, Barbara Carpenter; his Children, Gavin (Danielle) Carpenter; Kyle (Tara) Carpenter; Logan Carpenter; Casey (Jack) Esler, his Sisters, Celeste Byerwalters, Paula Carpenter, Deborah Carpenter; his Father, the late Jack Carpenter, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family, and friends.
A memorial service for John will be held at St. Pius X Church (23 Crumite Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211) on Friday, August 16th at 10am. A celebration of John’s life will follow after.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Adirondack Experience Museum Annual Fund at www.theadkx.org/join-support/make-a-gift/annual-fund/