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Harry Crawford Carter, Sr.

Harry Crawford Carter, Sr., age 84, of Downingtown, Pennsylvania and formerly of Aston, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Harry was born in 1939 in Aston, Pennsylvania, son of the late Amos Murray Carter and Ruth Hannah Steward. He graduated from Eddystone High School in 1959.

He began working as a milkman for Darlington Brothers Dairy located in Chester Heights, PA., and then worked for Jimmy Johns in West Chester, PA. He was a machine operator for 30 years at Scott Paper/Kimberly Clark, in Chester, PA. He was a lifelong member of Lenni Heights Fire Company #54, in Lenni, PA..

He enjoyed taking long car rides on country roads and will be remembered for his kindness and huge loving heart.

In addition to his parents, Harry is also pre-deceased by his brothers; Amos Carter, George Carter and Presley Carter, his sister, Shirley Smith. He is survived by his beloved companion, JoAnn McClellan of Coatesville, PA., his daughter, Tammy Strater (Felix), of Chadds Ford, PA, his sons: Harry (Chip) Carter, Jr.(Vicki), of Coatesville, PA., and Shawn McClellan (Sandy) of Malvern, PA., his brother, Walt Carter of Riverview, MI., his grandchildren; Michael Hunter, Felix Strater IV, Jessika Kynett, Richard Knepp, Sharon Knepp, Owen Knepp, Rylan McClellan, Brody McClellan and Chase McClellan, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held privately.

Funeral Services

A Celebration of Life Service will be held privately.


    Tammy writes,
    Thanks for waiting till we got Mom settled in the new place! I will miss you everyday Pops!
    02/16/2024 04:32 pm
    Georgetta Wilt writes,
    My condolences to the family; my sister JoAnn, Harry and JoAnn's children, and the immediate family. I will always remember Harry's kindness and always caring for others. He, my wonderful brother-in-law, will surely be missed. Rest in peace Harry, your work is done on this earth. Love you.
    02/16/2024 05:27 pm
    Joe Smith writes,
    Rip uncle Harry you will surely be missed you were always the life of the party when we had cookouts at mom mom and pop pop house
    02/16/2024 06:27 pm
    Diane Kauffman-Smith (Joe Smith's wife) lit a candle and writes,
    What a wonderfully handsome picture of Harry! I only had the pleasure of meeting Harry a couple of times but found him to be a very nice gentleman. My condolences to Joanne and their family. May your happy memories of Harry bring you joy at this difficult time. Diane Smith
    02/16/2024 06:45 pm
    Bronwyn writes,
    Harry, will be dearly missed.
    02/16/2024 06:50 pm
    Linda Carter Osman lit a candle and writes,
    My deepest condolences to Aunt JoAnn, Tammy and Chip and family. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Give my dad a hug Uncle Harry and rest easy now 🙏🏻
    02/16/2024 09:13 pm
    Linda West writes,
    My deepest condolences and prayers for my sister JoAnn and family.
    02/17/2024 09:31 am
    Pat, Roger and Melody HIll writes,
    Heaven has gained a beautiful angel. Our thoughts and prayers go out to JoAnn and family. Harry will be missed!!
    02/17/2024 12:09 pm
    Richard and Dianne Tracey writes,
    We will miss Harry so much. Loved our dinners and dancing and just having good times together. Love you, Harry, may God take wonderful care of you.
    02/17/2024 09:03 pm
    Debby Kondrla writes,
    So sorry for ur loss JoAnn n family...Sending prayers n hugs ur u..
    02/18/2024 09:56 am
    02/18/2024 10:17 am
    Patty Hill writes,
    Heaven took Harry from us and gave him a beautiful set of wings and a golden halo that he surely earned. He had a big heart filled with nothing but kindness. He will be dearly missed. My deepest sympathy goes to my sister Jo Ann and family.
    02/18/2024 10:51 am
    Phyllis writes,
    Heaven has gained a beautiful and gentle soul. I was a neighbor for years and will always remember my talks with Harry. My thoughts and prayers to Joann along with his children and family. May you rest in peace my dear friend… Until we meet again,
    02/18/2024 01:50 pm
    Eric and Ruth Barnhart lit a candle and writes,
    RIP Uncle Harry. Prayers for the family.
    02/18/2024 10:00 pm
    Curtis Machinia lit a candle and writes,
    Joanne, Tammy and Chip, My heart breaks for you and no words can express how sorry I am. Thank you, Joanne, for bringing Harry into our family so long ago. I cannot remember a time without him but will always remember the love and joy that he brought to us all. Rest peacefully Harry. You will forever be loved and missed.
    02/19/2024 04:28 am
    Anita Cerny Svincek writes,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family JoAnn. May God bless you all.
    02/26/2024 02:53 pm
    Karri Herr lit a candle and writes,
    To Joann and Harry’s kids n grandchildren. I had the pleasure of knowing your parents as my hubby n I lived in the same apt complex a few years ago, Both Harry n Joann were always so kind and loving to me, my husband and my daughter. They were not just our neighbors but friends and like grandparents to my daughter who was just a baby when we lived there, I’m so sorry for your loss and may Harry rest in peace. Prayers to all of you and Joann you’re in our thoughts. ❤️🙏🏼 Love Sam n Karri Herr
    02/26/2024 06:56 pm
    Lois Dirda writes,
    So sorry for your loss JoAnn. My condolences to you and the family. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Harry rest in peace.
    02/28/2024 05:05 pm

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