Earl “Buzz” Warren Arter, Sr., 79, of Carlisle, passed away
on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. He was born on May 15, 1936 in Carlisle,
and was a son of the late George P. Arter, Sr. and Rachael (Gumby) Arter.
was a 1954 graduate of Carlisle High School and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Earl retired
from the former Embarq Telephone Co. (now CenturyLink) after more than 25 years of service. He was a member
of West Street A.M.E. Church and the Haines-Stackfield American Legion Post 826, where he was a former Post Commander.
Earl enjoyed reading, jazz music, taking care of his home repairs and expressing words of encouragement to his co-workers,
friends and family.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 49 years, Barbara Ann (Hodge) Arter,
two daughters; Sylvia and Renee Arter, both of Harrisburg, two sons; Taren (Alice) Arter of Carlisle and Earl Arter, Jr. of
Coatesville, one brother, Richard (Rose) Arter of Harrisburg, two sisters; Jean Carter and Rachel (Bill) Tanner, both of Medford,
Mass., 10 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends. Earl
was predeceased by two brothers; Carl “Tim” Arter and George “Jose” Arter and two sisters; Julia Doleman
and Delores “Sue” Arter.
A viewing will begin at 12:00 noon on
Friday, December 4, 2015 followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St.,
Carlisle, with Rev. Robert Reed officiating. Burial will be private.
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We have lost a very Dear man when buzz left us, but he will be remembered in the hearts of many that knew
him. We will miss that great smile and all the fun times we had together. Our thoughts and Prayers go out to his wonderful
Family in their time of sorrow. May God comfort you all during these trying times.
RIP Buzz...you will me missed.
Naomi & Steve Krom
always a pleasure serving you at the Hamilton Restaurant in the mornings. You always had your smile "on"! Rest
in peace my dear friend!
My deepest sympathies for your wife and family,
Penny Asimakakis-Rouvalis and family
Our thoughts and prayers to the family. It was nice working
with Earl at One West Penn. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. God Bless.
Edd & Shirley Nickle
I will remember Earl as having a good sense of humor when working at One West
Penn. My sympathy to all of the family.
my family and friends, we grieve with your family in this difficult time. Mr. Arter was a good and respected man who loved
his family and his family loved him. God Bless you during this difficult time. Dave Harper and Family
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Arter family during
this difficult time. Buzz was one of my dad's dearest friends and he always treated me like a daughter. I will miss
his out of the blue phone calls and all of the love he gave me, especially when I needed a father's love the most. We
shared so many laughs and like a father he never pulled any punches. I always needed his words of wisdom. I will miss him
terribly. Barb and family, hold on to one another and to the wonderful memories for strength. Love you all!
Mack and Family
Our prayers and thoughts are with your
family at this time of your loss. He was a good friend.
Alice & Kenneth Drew
Extending deep and most sincere condolences to the family for this loss. We are certain he has
entered into the Master's grace.
Louis Werdebach, Washington DC
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