Passing: George M. Carter, Archivist, Town Historian & More

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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:

https://www.northjersey.com/obituaries/ber106492

Also, here is a brief appreciation we did some years back:

https://www.klusster.com/portfolios/eric-model/contents/1388?code=22bf4ae4-e9a1-4b79-81fa-841a54712708

Thank you Mr. Carter. RIP

Passing: George M. Carter, Archivist, Town Historian & More