C. Glenn Carter
Resident of Walnut Creek
Clarence Glenn Carter, 81, surrounded by his loving family, lost his battle with cancer on October 9, 2009 in Walnut Creek.
Glenn was born in Oakland on November 10, 1927 to Maude and Clarence Carter. He graduated from Oakland High School and served in the United States Navy. After he was honorably discharged, he joined his father's Automobile Sales business, Victory Motors in Oakland.
Glenn married Barbara Tollefson, together they had three children Steve, Sherry, and Bruce. In 1950 they moved their family to Orinda. Remaining in the automobile business he later moved to the East Bay where he joined Miller Olds/Cadillac dealership, in Walnut Creek (subsequently Peri Cadillac and Stead Cadillac). Glenn truly enjoyed the camaraderie and friendships he made in the car business including his three generations clientele.
Glenn enjoyed close and loving relationships with his children and family. In 1993 Glenn was blessed to meet and marry Cynthia Alexander. Together Cynthia and Glenn enjoyed golfing, dancing, traveling and spending time with their blended family and friends. They traveled to many destinations. One of his favorite memories was their trip to Peru. He and Cynthia enjoyed many magical moments together. She enjoyed his sense of humor, smiles, laughter, and his "can do" ability.
Glenn had many hobbies and interests, but after his family, his true passion was radio controlled model airplanes. Glenn was a charter member of the East Bay Radio Controllers, which just had it's 50th anniversary, and was still a member at his passing. He designed, built and flew many planes over a half century, including writing the club newsletter for many years. His love of cameras and videos, combined with his technical abilities, helped him document the evolution of the sport of model airplanes. In his later years, Glenn became truly enamored of the computer which provided him with the ability to keep up with his long time buddies from the flying club, family members and the myriad of friends he had made over the years.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Cynthia Carter; son Steven Carter (Linda); daughter, Sherry Carter; step-children, Diane Straus, Cathy Beach (Glenn), Peter Alexander (Michelle) and Amy Alexander (Andrew); granddaughter, Terri McIntyre (Matt); grandson, Danny Carter (Stevie); step-grandchildren, Jennifer Straus, Austin and Melanie Lee, and Jennifer Fickel, step-grandchildren, Matthew, Megan and Madison Alexander and step-great-grandson Kai Fickel; great-grandchildren, Jordan Jung, Ian McIntyre and Anya McIntyre.
He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Barbara Carter; his son, Bruce Carter; step-son, David Alexander and great-grandson, Ebban Jung.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, October 24, 2009 at Shell Ridge Community Church, 200 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek. Memorials in Glenn Carter's memory may be made to Hospice of the East Bay. Ouimet Bros. Chapel (925) 682-4242