March 31, 1946 ~ October 2, 2021

Born in: New York , NY
Resided in: Rochester , NY

Jeremy L. Carter

Greece: Saturday, October 2nd, 2021. Predeceased by his parents, Howard and Carol Carter; sister, Noel Carter. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Bonnie Carter; children, Jason Carter and Jill (Carlos) Alvarado; grandchildren, Kirsten and Matthew Alvarado; brother, James (Betty) Carter; brother-in-law, Henry (Patricia) Bencus; several nieces and nephews and many dear and life-long friends.

Jeremy was a Vietnam-Era Navy Veteran who retired from Kodak after 31 years of employment. He was an avid guitar player, Treasurer of the Rochester Guitar Club, performed at several GPAS garden tours and enjoyed hosting Open Mic nights at local establishments. He was always willing to help any family member, neighbor, or friend with projects that they had, repairs they needed or equipment that he could lend. He loved spending time with his grandbabies and if any toy was ever broken, the first words spoken were, “Don’t worry, Grandpa can fix it.” He took great pride in their home gardens and would often be found making new creations to display. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa.

Friends may call Sunday (Oct 10th) 1-5 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road, following calling at 5:00 PM there will be a Navy Ceremony and closing prayer. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeremy’s memory can be made to Greece Performing Arts Society or the Humane Society at Lollypop Farm.


Visitation: October 10, 2021 1:00 pm - October 10, 2021 5:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Jeremy L. Carter 's name.

Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450

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  1. Jerry you were a very happy friendly person with your partner in crime (guitar). You will be missed at all family gatherings. May the beautiful land of eternal peace welcome you with open arms.

  2. Dear Bonnie and Family. So very sorry for your loss. We knew Jerry as a uniquely gifted and unusually humble musician. It was always a pleasure to hear his music. We know he will be sadly missed by all.

  3. Bonnie, Jill, and Jason. We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Jerry you will be dearly missed.

  4. To Bonnie, Jason, Jill, and extended family –
    Please accept my condolences. I’ve gotten to know Jerry over the past ten years or so at the Rochester Guitar Club meetings, concerts, planning sessions, and activities. He always had a song to play and usually a story behind his picking (pun intended) each one. We will miss his physical presence but will always remember the brightness of his spirit, his sense of humor, and his music.

  5. Dear Bonnie and family,
    We are incredibly saddened by Jerry’s passing. He brightened the room with his smile and his music. I can still hear his “Howdy” whenever we came over to visit. He will be so missed. May the wonderful memories you have comfort you in the days ahead.

  6. I did not know Mr. Carter very well, but a gentle man who influenced a daughter like Jill is rare. The world lost a true amd kind soul. My deepest condolences.

  7. My heartfelt prayers go out to the family who fought so hard for Him and now celebrate his life. What a grand family. Reading all these entries just affirms exactly what I was thinking. While I didn’t know Mr Carter I do know Bonnie, Jill and the grandkids, Kirsten & Mathew through their piano lessons. Getting to know this family has been such a delight. I love the way they look at life. I think “Wow” why can’t everyone be like this family! Mr Carter had to be an amazing man to have a family like this. Bonnie also! So happy for the gift of music he shared and inspired in people, especially his kids and grandkids🎶
    ❤️Ms Wendy and Ms Jenna

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