Passing: George M. Carter, Archivist, Town Historian & More
Journeys into Oradell
George M. Carter passed away on April 28.
According to an obituary he died peacefully after a brave and proplonged struggle with the effects of a massive stroke. He was age 90.
Though he grew up in New England, and lived for a time in Louisiana, Oradell was his long time home. It is here they put down roots and raised a family.
He also gave much back to the town through a variety of volunteer activities.
I got to know him some ten years ago in his role as Oradell's archivist (the first ever) and historian. But he did so much more. As the obituary states, "he was deeply respected as a pillar of the community". As much as Hagler's, Schrieber's , Kloeber's Corner, and the train station, he was an integral part of the heart and fabric of Oradell.
I was fortunate enough to also work with him when he served as an archivist in River Edge. He was thoughtful, supportive and meticulous in all he did. He will be missed.
Here is the obituary for Mr.Carter:
Also, here is a brief appreciation we did some years back:
Thank you Mr. Carter. RIP