Donald James Carter

Donald James Carter, age 65 of Painesville and formerly of Mentor, passed away March 9, 2019 at TriPoint Medical Center.  He was born May 18, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Roy and Ruth (Kauf) Carter.  

Mr. Carter enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends.  He enjoyed everyone's company and his sense of humor will be greatly missed.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. 

He is survived by his wife Carla; daughter Deanna (Tom Rapaszky) Carter and son Frank (Krista) Lima; grandchildren Thomas, Amya, Dominick and Ciera; his brother Robert (Sandy) Carter and many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law as well as his brothers of the heart Frank Marconi and Tom Fern.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Lynne and brother Kenneth.  

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, March 16th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Avenue (opposite Lake Erie College), Painesville.  

Memoral contributions are suggested in care of the family.