Lester Lawrence Carpenter, 83, died Thursday, January 17, 2008 at his home in Ambler. Born March 1, 1924 in Shamokin, PA to Anna Regina Balek and Lester E. Carpenter. Lester attended the Milton Hershey School from age seven to eighteen. He moved to Philadelphia in 1942. A World War II veteran, he served in the Marine Corps as a radar technician in New Caledonia, in the South Pacific. After the war, he returned to Philadelphia and graduated from the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania. On July 15, 1950, he married Dawn A. Hart of Philadelphia. They settled in Ambler in 1955, where they raised a family. Lester was a business owner, and an active member of the local community and the Oreland Presbyterian Church. A loving and devoted husband, caring father, and tender pop-pop, he will be dearly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Dawn, son Jeff, daughter-in-law Barbara of Chalfont, PA, daughter Diana Jones of Ambler, and grandchildren Brooke, Jacob, Tara, and Joshua.
Relatives and friends may call Monday, January 21, 2007 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the Oreland Presbyterian Church, 1119 Church Road, Oreland. Funeral Service will be at 8 PM with the ...[more]