Kenneth Ray Carter, an electrical engineer at Westinghouse who was active in many church-related and community endeavors and had been volunteer manager of a soup kitchen, died of a heart attack Saturday at Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He was 61.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Carter, who lived in Gardenville, was being offered today at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 1900 St. Paul St.
Born in Humansville, Mo., he was reared in the nearby town of Fair Play, where he graduated from high school in 1948.
Mr. Carter joined the staff at Westinghouse and worked there for nearly 40 years. At his death, he was a principal engineer, managing support and maintenance for electronic airborne systems such as the F-16 and the U.S. Customs Service radar.
He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Jeanne Chelton; a son, David Eugene Carter of Baltimore; a daughter, JoAnne C. Broadwater of Norrisville; two brothers, Charles Carter of Baltimore and James Carter of Christiana, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.