PICTURE BEING SCANNED
Alan E. Carman, age 88, of Fairfield Township, NJ, left this world for a better place on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 5:00 AM.
The husband of the late Jane Loveland Carman, he was born in Bridgeton, NJ on January 1, 1923 to the late Leon Carman and Marion Compton. He had been at his present address since 1950 and prior to that had been a Bridgeton resident all his life.
Before his retirement, he had been the national U.S. manager of the Wheatabit Corp. of England. He was also employed with Long Acre Farms, P.J. Ritter Ketchup, and Stowkely VanCamp. Alan was a WWII veteran serving with the Army Air Corps. 9th Air Wing as a Flight Operation Coordinator for Troop Carrier operations in the European Theater.
Known to many as the Curator of the Cumberland County Pre-historical Museum in Greenwich, NJ. He was an amateur archeologist, writer, artist, outdoorsman, friend, grandfather and the best father any kid could ever imagine. Alan had been collecting Native American artifacts since he was 10 years old. He was the author of two books. Alan was a well known wildlife pen and ink artist. He was a member of the Cumberland County Historical Society.
Surviving are: his son Robert A. Carman, Sr. and his wife Connie of Fairfield Township; a grandson, Robert A. Carman, Jr. of Hopewell Township; two granddaughters, Brandy E. Carman and Robin M. Carman; a sister, Carolyn Somers of Greer, SC; three nephews, Andy, Richard and Jimmy Carman all of California; a cousin, Marjorie D. Padgett of Clark's pond; three step-granddaughters Sheryl L. Horner, Catherine A. Hay, and Tamara K. Hay. He had been predeceased by a brother, Robert Carman. The family would like to give a special thanks to Connie and her daughters (Sheryl, Catherine, and Tamara) for all their care of Alan during his illness.
Funeral Services will be held at the PADGETT FUNERAL HOME, 1107 State Highway 77, Upper Deerfield Township, on Friday morning October 7, 2011 at 11 AM. Interment will take place at Overlook Cemetery in Bridgeton. Friends will be received at the funeral home prior to the service from 10 AM to 11 AM. For those who desire, donations can be made in Mr. Carman's memory to the Cumberland County Historical Society 960 Ye Old Greate Street, Greenwich, NJ 08323. Written condolences can be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.padgettfuneralhomes.com.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Padgett Funeral Home, Upper Deerfield Township, NJ