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James R. Carpenter dies at age 67

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James Ralph Carpenter, age 67, of San Francisco, California, formerly of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away on May 30, 2015, from heart disease.

Jim was born on July 5, 1947 in Gary, Indiana to Ralph and Ramona Carpenter.

He is survived by brother John Carpenter of South Bend, Indiana, sister Carol (Gene) Follis of Menomonie, Wisconsin, and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Jim was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Ramona Carpenter and little sister, Janice Carpenter.

James graduated from Chesterton High School, lived in Chesterton for a time, and then moved to San Francisco, where he lived for over 30 years.

Jim (called "Ros" by friends in San Francisco) was blessed with a beautiful and powerful tenor voice, which he used to sing solos and also in chorale performances, including singing in the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

Jim was dearly loved by family and friends and is sorely missed.

A family graveside memorial at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, Indiana, on the lot where his parents and sister, Janice, are buried, will be held later this month.



Posted 9/8/2015




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