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Martin H. Carter

July 14, 1945 ~ February 04, 2022

Martin H. Carter, 76, died Friday, February 4, 2022, at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.
He was born July 14, 1945, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the son of Francis G. and Louise Elizabeth (Hamlet) Carter. He was a graduate of McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Mr. Carter married Beverley L. Booze on December 27, 1969. He and his family, including one daughter, Elizabeth Louise Carter, moved from Ocean City, Maryland to establish long-time residence in Vero Beach, Florida and was part owner of the successful restaurant / resort Capt Hiram’s in Sebastian, Florida. Mr. Carter was an active member of both Vero Beach Country Club and Quail Valley Golf Club, participating in many of their events both on the greens and off. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, sharing good stories and lots of laughter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverley B. Carter, his older brother Francis C. Carter, his younger sister, Charlotte Merry, and his parents.
Survivors include daughter Elizabeth L. Carter of St. Augustine, Florida, sister-in-law, Barbara B. Kirby of Baltimore, Maryland, brother-in-law Finley Merry of North Carolina, many nieces and nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.


Nancy Grize

February 11, 2022, 1:32 am

I only met Martin over the last several years-he was a definite force of fun!! He was not only fun but a genuine & nice person that I wish I had more time to get to know. I pray that he is at peace❤️

Leslie Langer

February 11, 2022, 1:46 pm

My deepest condolences to all the family on the passing of Martin. He was such a great guy and always made me laugh! He will be missed by many.

Vietta Parsons

February 13, 2022, 4:37 pm

I am so sad to hear of Martin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family

Cindy Cox

February 16, 2022, 1:39 pm

The only solace to this terrible news is that Martin and Bev (and Tom) are all reunited and having a ball in heaven. Martin was one of the kindest person i have ever known, so sweet and funny! Betsy, you are deep in my thoughts and prayers and I am hoping that the happy memories will ease your pain! Your dad was one of a kind and will be missed by many! You and your mom were his priority in life, he loved you so much! Although I haven’t seen you in many years, all of my conversations with your dad were always about you! He smiled from ear to ear and was so proud of you. With sincere sympathy

Bob Parks

February 17, 2022, 7:36 pm

Elizabeth, my name is Bob Parks and I was a friend and classmate of your dad’s at McDonogh School. I can tell you that he was the same kind, considerate and happy person as a teenage that he was as an adult. Marty was a good friend and the world is a little worse off without him in it!
May God Bless you and your family!

John Voneiff

February 17, 2022, 8:36 pm

I have great memories of Marty from our days at McDonogh, playing sports and enjoying life – especially in the Mace’s farmhouse and tack room, on the Mace farm across McDonogh Road that is now owned by McDonogh School. Whatever Marty did, he went full bore – an honest and true friend – one of the best there ever was.

jeff Fountain (Snydley T. Whiplash)

February 17, 2022, 11:44 pm

Jeff Fountain (Snydley T. Whiplash)
we have been friends since 1962. Martin was one of the good ones. He was fun, compassionate, kind and a dear friend. I will miss him. the world was better for having him in it.

Malcolm Steigerwald

February 18, 2022, 12:12 am

Marty was in my class at McDonogh. We were together in Europe for six weeks on the McDonogh Abroad trip. He reminded me frequently that we were the two oldest in the class. May God be with you and the family.

Malcolm Steigerwald

February 18, 2022, 12:16 am

I was a classmate of Marty’s at McDonogh. We were in Europe together with the McDonogh Abroad trip. He always reminded me that we were the two oldest in the class of ‘64. May God be with you and the family.

Gordon Cline

February 18, 2022, 1:35 am

I’m sorry to hear this. Marty was my classmate at McDonogh. Then, as in his adult life, his significant successes were overshadowed by the his genuine friendliness, his basic goodness, and his zest for fun. Marty was a good guy.
Much respect to his memory and condolences to Elizabeth.
RIP Marty. You will be well remembered and missed at our next reunion.

Andy Beath

February 19, 2022, 3:32 pm

Martin was a kind , life loving man.
At Mcdonogh I had the highest respect for Marty as a friend and an athlete and a leader. His example helped us young men become better people. His North Carolina charm brought warmth to us all. Although I only saw Martin a few times after Mcdonogh my many experiences with him at school were frequently remembered with fondness
Marty was a lovely person. It made me sad to see the notice of his passing.
And courage
Andy beath

Andy beath

February 19, 2022, 10:00 pm

Marty was a kind and fun loving person.
I have the highest respect for his caring and values; very sad news that he is no longer with us. He was a quite leader and an honor to know
And courage
Andy beath

Danny Linden

February 19, 2022, 10:10 pm

My sincere condolences to Betsy and Marty’s other surviving relatives. As a fellow graduate of the McDonogh Class of 1964, I am very saddened to hear this untimely news. I met Marty’s sister-in-law at one of our class reunions. She and Marty’s wife were twins and I was surprised to learn that I knew their brother, Bill Booze, who operated the beach stand in front of the Hastings-Miramar Hotel in Ocean City, where I worked in Summer of 1964. I also knew Marty when he was on the football team and I was the equipment manager. Our class at McDonogh was 93 strong. All boys, and all McDonogh “brothers”. RIP Marty…I will miss seeing you at reunion.

John “Tank” Urban

February 20, 2022, 3:14 pm

Many, many fond memories of Martin from playing football at McDonogh to doing things we shouldn’t have in OC to hanging out with his classmates at Mace’s house to Bev trying to keep him on the straight & narrow before they wed. A truly fun yet sincere and caring human being.
Best memory…..Martin’s Dad is driving him around McD campus on his first day….Baltimore Colts are practicing in the Stadium….Dad says to Martin…..”Son I don’t think you can play with these boys!” Thank God he did because he was real good and helped win a State Championship.
So sorry to learn that he’s gone home to Bev who’s probably trying to keep him away from Chip Chew and all the others who “led HIM astray”….but so happy to have had the pleasure of his company over the years.
May your spirits be filled with the healing grace of memories of a Life Well Lived!


March 5, 2022, 6:02 pm

Martin graduated 2 years ahead of me at McDonogh School. Since 2 years is a huge social chasm to cross during male adolescence, I knew him mostly from a distance.
He had a “presence” I can best describe as self-assured and mild-mannered, and, at the same time, charismatic. People were drawn to him. You were always aware of Martin in any room or gathering, but he did nothing to draw attention to himself other than be himself – always reassuring, always welcoming. He had an ever-present smile that said, “I am your friend. I am a “loyal son” just as you are.”
His smile seemed to easily span that 2-year adolescent chasm. I looked up to him. I wanted to be like him. Our McDonogh family is lesser for his passing.
In many instances, the McDonogh role models that helped forge my character came as much from fellow students as from faculty and staff. Martin is certainly an example of that. The potential of every student to make their time “on the hill” (whether is stretches a few years or a “Dirty Dozen”) extraordinary, not only for themselves, but also those around them, is what sets McD apart. That is the culture.
From “The McDonogh Uniform”, Eustace S. Glascock, Class of 1879
Yet we have no weaver of magical skill.
Our tailor’s no fairyland elf.
We’ve merely discovered that to wear such a suit
The wearer must wear it himself

Martin certainly made his and helped me make mine. My life is richer for having known him – even from a distance.

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