CARY, N.C. — Dawn Lea “Dea” Cartner, age 47, of Cary, N.C., passed away Saturday, Sept., 15, 2012.
Born in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Oct. 23, 1964, she was the beloved daughter of Donald and Charlene (Bartone) Cartner. She graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1983 and then earned a degree in Computer Programming from ICM Cleveland. She had moved to North Carolina in 1989, but frequently returned to her hometown to visit.
She was currently employed by Kodak in Technical Support.
Dea is survived by her daughter, Nicole Anne Cartner; sisters, Debbie McGarry and Teresa (Dennis) Carr; brother, Donald (Lisa) Cartner; nephews, Joe (Ashley) Carr, Joshua (Kelly) Carr, Patrick McGarry and Michael Lowe; nieces, Jessica and Tiffany Cartner; great-niece, Chloe Ervin; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many who loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents, William and Flora Cartner and Nicholas and Sunda Bartone.
Dea enjoyed playing softball, reading, watching the Oakland Raiders, making breakfast for everyone when we were all together, playing in the Ohio snow and listening to Aerosmith - especially her main man, Steven Tyler. But most of all, she enjoyed her life with her daughter, Nicole. She will be sadly missed by us all.
Services will be held at The Pentecostal Church of God, 2201 Cook Road, Ashtabula, on Saturday, Sept. 29th, with Pastor Ken Roberts officiating. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. with the Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Burial at Ridgeview Cemetery will directly follow Services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nicole's college fund. Checks can be made payable to College of America and sent to Teresa Carr, 6197 Robinhood Lane, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.
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