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A memorial service for Douglas A. Carter, 67, a retired administrator at Fredonia State College, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Fredonia Presbyterian Church, 219 Central Ave.

He died Saturday (March 25, 1995) in his Birchwood Drive residence.

Carter received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., in 1948 and a master's degree from Wesleyan University in Middleton, Conn. He also earned a master's in the teaching of physics from the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1948-55, Carter taught science and was an athletic coach at St. Peter's School in Peekskill. He had the same duties at the Loomis School in Windsor, Conn., from 1955-62.

He came to Fredonia as an associate professor of chemistry, and in 1964 was named facilities program coordinator at the college at the time of its greatest expansion. He was responsible for the preparation of all space inventories and projections and the architectural and equipment programs for the $70 million campus at the Central Avenue site.

From 1969 until his retirement in 1985, he was the assistant vice president for administration and the facilities program coordinator at the college. He also directed the college planetarium in Jewett Hall for 21 years.

He was a former member and vice chairman of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Regional Planning Board, former chairman of the OVER 57 LNsVillage of Fredonia Planning Board, former vice chairman of the Northern Chautauqua Intermunicipal Planning Board and a former chairman of the Town of Pomfret Zoning Commission.

Carter was active in the Allegheny Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America and had served as an executive board member and president. He was also a former scoutmaster of Troop 67 in Fredonia and a former member of the Chautauqua County Council.

Carter was a member and chairman of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Salvation Army Advisory Board. He was a former member of the board and a past president of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County and chairman of its annual fund drive in 1976 and 1977. He was a former member of the Dunkirk Humane Society and served as a member of the Consumer Advisory Council of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.

Carter received several awards for community service. The Fredonia Jaycees gave him the Gerald Dengler Community Service Award in 1974. He received the 1975 District Award of Merit from the Chauterie District, Allegheny Highlands Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and the Silver Beaver Award from the Council in 1976.

He was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in New York City and its choir. He was also a member of Fredonia Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an elder. He was a trustee and member of the choir at the time of his death.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Ann Morgan; three sons, Charles G. of Minneapolis, Bruce S. of Waterport and D. Scott of Oakdale, Pa.; one daughter, Sharon Garland of Nacogdoches, Texas; one brother, William L. of Bethesda, Md.; and eight grandchildren.


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