Obituary- George A. Harter |

Obituary- George A. Harter

Private services are planned for George A. Harter, who died June 18, 2001, at Carson Healthcare Center, Carson City. He was 86.

Mr. Harter was born March 22, 1915, at Merrill, Ore., to Lemuel Morris Harter and Emma Gallagher. He was a resident of the San Francisco Bay Area prior to relocating to South Lake Tahoe from 1972 to 1999 and had lived at Carson City for the past two years. He attended school at San Jose, Calif., and was awarded life membership in the California Scholarship Federation upon graduation from high school in 1935. He received a teaching certificate in 1943 and a certificate in industrial electronics from Stanford University in 1944.

Mr. Harter was a field representative for the National Electrical Contractors Association before becoming manager of the Santa Clara-San Benito Electrical Contractors Association in 1951 and executive manager of the San Francisco Electrical Contractors Association, Inc., in 1961. He Harter was named Man of the Year by the association and was appointed to two terms as a commissioner on the California Apprenticeship Council by Gov. Ronald Reagan.

Mr. Harter taught Coast Guard safety classes at South Lake Tahoe for many years and was a member of the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club as well as the Tahoe Keys Association. He also had been a member of the San Francisco Electric Club, Construction Specifications Institute, International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Illuminating Engineering Society, American Ordinance Association, American Wildlife Federation and Association of the United States Army and National Historical Society.

Survivors include sons, Cliff Harter of San Jose and Steve Harter of Soquel, Calif.; daughter, Candace Wright of Rosamond, Calif.; sisters, Lucille Estruth of Raymond, Wash., and Isabell Hageman of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

The family requests that donations in Mr. Harter’s memory to made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 919 North Michigan, Chicago, Ill. 60611-1676.

Arrangements are by FitzHenry’s Funeral Home in Carson City.

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