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Obituary of Herbert Faulton Carpenter
Herbert Faulton Carpenter, aged 75, residing in East Williston NY passed away on August 29, 2022. Herbert, born on October 16, 1946, was born in Greensboro, NC to the late Richard and Selena Marietta (Dougherty) and grew up in Phoenix, NY. He is survived by his brothers Paul, Bill (Chailai Buaphan), and Rich (Janet Carpenter), and his sister Nancy (Pat Finn). After high school, Herb enlisted in the Air Force and served the US in Vietnam. Following his service, he backpacked through Europe. Eventually, Herb settled down on Long Island, and worked for 3M as a service technician, before retiring in 2003.
In 1979, he married the love of his life, Roseann Carpenter. His three children, Roseann (Christopher Cashin), Evan Young, and Emily (Brent Shick) were incredibly important to him. His grandchildren, Tyler, Will, Caleb, Nathan, and Olivia kept him happily busy with baseball games, hockey tournaments, and other family events. “Poppy'' will be remembered as a funny, loving, and dedicated grandparent.
Herb will be remembered for his love of history, his dad jokes, and his passion for classic cars. Loved ones will also remember one of Herb’s trademarks: taking out-of-town visitors on a “Herbie Tour” of Manhattan and Eastern Long Island. In earlier years, he enjoyed volunteering with the Josephine Foundation and East Williston Little League. Herb was an avid Yankees fan, but loved attending annual father-daughter Mets games with the Hoffmans. He also enjoyed watching and playing golf. Herb always looked forward to Carpenter family reunions in Syracuse, New York. Herb loved competing in word games (especially the NYT Spelling Bee) with his sister-in-law, Marie. Recently, Herb was able to share his love of old cars with his son, Evan, and attend the East Williston Car Show.
In 2008, Herb was blessed with a second chance at life following a lung transplant, and was able to create countless memories with his family and friends. Herb’s family is so grateful for these last 14 years, and for Herb’s commitment to his transplant program that allowed him to enjoy these precious years. His family is incredibly grateful to Herb’s many doctors, especially those at Columbia-Presbyterian, the VA, LIJ, and North Shore Hospital.
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