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Obituaries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, March 15, 2012


Gertrude H. Carpenter

Gertrude H. Carpenter, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, died peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2012. She was 94.

Mrs. Carpenter was born on March 13, 1917, in Manhattan, daughter of the late Alex and Julia Pascia.

She lived in Venice, Fla., for the last 30 years, after moving there from Altamont.
Her favorite times were spent with family and friends at the Italian-American Club in Venice, wrote her family in a tribute.

She was an avid reader, who would always be found with a book in her hand.

“She will be remembered for her smile and wit,” wrote her family. “She will be missed by all her knew her.”

Mrs. Carpenter is survived by her daughter, Barbara Bettinger, and her husband, Dennis, of North Port, Fla., and her son, Alex Carpenter, and his wife, Cheryl, of Venice, Fla.; nine grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her loving husband, of 65 years, Tom Carpenter, died before her, in 2004, as did her son, Thomas Carpenter, in 2010.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, March 22, at 10 a.m., at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, in Englewood, Fla. A reception will follow at the Italian-American Club of Venice, to which all are invited.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Italian-American Club Scholarship Fund, 1375 Ringling Drive, Venice, FL 34286; TideWell Hospice, 5955 Rand Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34238; or the Senior Friendship Center, 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice, FL 34293.

Arrangements are by the Kays-Ponger and Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1935 S. Tamiami Trial, Venice, FL 34293.



George N. Moller

George N. Moller, a loving family man, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at Tidelands Community Hospice House. He was 77.

Mr. Moller was born in Schenectady, son of the late John and Margaret Moller. He was a long-time resident of Schenectady, where he owned George’s Home Service, an electric and plumbing business.

He retired to Surfside Beach, S.C., in 1980.

Mr. Moller is survived by his wife, Mary Moller, of Surfside Beach, S.C.; his children, Jeffrey Moller, and his wife, Colleen, of Altamont, Laurel Maco, and her husband, Arthur, of Six Mile, S.C., and Randy Moller, and his wife, Mary, of Altamont; his stepchildren, William Alexander, of Kannapolis, N.C., Dan Alexander, and his wife, Amy, of Harrisburg, N.C., David Alexander, and his wife, Lorry, of Sandy Springs, Ga, James Alexander, of Stamford, N.Y., Michael Alexander, and his wife, Colleen, of Stamford, N.Y., and Elizabeth Hazleton, and her husband, Matthew, of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; and 10 step-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a brother, Josh Moller, and his wife, Helen, of Schenectady, N.Y., and a sister, Mary Ann Young, and her husband, James, of Conway, S.C.

His first wife, Phyllis Moller, died before him.

A funeral service was held on Monday, March 12, at Surfside United Methodist Church, with Dr. Scott Wachter officiating. Entombment followed at Hillcrest Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jason’s House, Surfside United Methodist Church, 800 13th Ave., N. Surfside Beach, SC 29575, or Tidelands Community Hospice House, 2591 N. Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440.


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