"Dr. Fred Moore Carter II, of Mattituck NY, devoted husband to Martha Carter, cherished father to Fred M. Carter III and his wife Chelsea of Glenview, Illinois, Sarah A. Carter of Detroit, Michigan, and Matthew C. Carter of Royal Oak Michigan, passed unexpectedly on November 19, 2020 at the age of 60.
Fred was a lifelong Long Islander; raised in Garden City, NY. Fred was the only child of Fred M. Carter Sr. and Mildred Carter (nee Cornell). In his youth he attended Garden City High School. He later graduated from Cornell University in 1982 with a double major in Biology and Physiology. He received his medical education from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. Following his medical degree, Dr. Carter completed an internship in surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the Emory Orthopaedic and Spine Center as well as an orthopaedic research fellowship at the George L. Schultz Laboratories for Orthopaedic Research. Our father would have liked us to include more social stories from these years however, there are just too many to list.
In 1987 Fred married Martha Clarke in an intimate Lloyd Harbor ceremony hosted by Martha’s sister Ann and her husband Chris. Fred began his career as an orthopedic surgeon on Long Island at South Shore Orthopedic Associates. During his time with South Shore, he made lifelong friends. In 2001, Fred and his family moved to the North Fork where he established his practice, North Fork Orthopedic & Sports Medicine P.L.L.C. and the Carter’s established their lives.
The North Fork community is one Fred was proud to not only be a part of, but serve. His passions in life were his family and his profession, and he approached both with enthusiasm and a smile on his face. One will never know how he found the time to be both a devoted physician, an incredibly involved father, and a loving husband. As a family, we are still convinced that he managed to find more than 24 hours in his days.
Fred will be remembered among many things as a master storyteller, a life-long soccer coach, and a fishing enthusiast. There was not a soccer game that went unwatched and unanalyzed or a summer that passed without taking his family out with Captain John on the Sundowner to fish.
Fred was proud of his three children, and was arguably most excited when they finally went to schools within the Power Five conferences (real) he could root for. Quickly thereafter, he established a tradition of flying the family once a year to each school, to watch a game and spend quality time with each other.
A church service will be held on Tuesday, November 24th at 11:00 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport for family only. ANYONE CAN LIVE STREAM THE SERVICE through: horton-mathie.com. Scroll down to the white bar at the bottom of this page and press “Click here to access the video” to watch the service live from the website.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions are made to: Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Operating Room Renovation Fund established In Memory of Dr. Fred M. Carter II. Link to donation page below:
https://elih.stonybrookmedicine.edu/donatenow/carter Click Link to donate now
Donation checks can also be mailed to Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital at 201 Manor Place Greenport, NY 11944. Please include “attn: Linda Sweeney”
Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Operating Rm Renovation Fund In Memory of Dr. Fred Carter
201 Manor Place, Mattituck NY 11952