The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 9, 2000

ENGAGEMENT Alexandra Diercks to wed John Czwartacki

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Diercks of School Street announce the engagement of their daughter Alexandra L. Diercks to John S. Czwartacki, son of Stanley and Michele Czwartacki of Long Island, New York.

Ms. Diercks graduated from Noble and Greenough School in Dedham in 1990 and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Vermont in 1994. Ms. Diercks works for Quinn Gillespie and Associates, in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Czwartacki is a 1988 graduate of Smithtown High School in Smithtown, New York. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political communication from George Washington University in 1991. Mr. Czwartacki is the press secretary for Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott.

The couple will be married November 18, at Kings Chapel House in Boston. A reception at the downtown Harvard Club is planned.


Lowell H. McCarter Active participant in town affairs

Lowell H. "Mac" McCarter, 65, of Concord, formerly of Carlisle, died Sunday June 4 at Rivercrest-Deaconess Home in Concord. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (Dalton) McCarter, who passed away two months ago.

Born in Alma, Michigan on August 4, 1934, he was the son of Ruby (Portor) McCarter of Crown Point, Indiana and the late Donal McCarter. He attended Edison Grade School in Hammond, Indiana and was a 1952 graduate of Hammond High School. He later received a bachelors degree from Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana, an M.B.A. from Northeastern University in Boston and his law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. McCarter was employed at Inland Steel in Gary, Indiana as a Metallurgical Engineer and as a patent agent at the Patent Office in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a patent attorney for Wyandotte Chemical Company in Wyandotte, Michigan, Ledgement Laboratory in Lexington, Instrumentation Laboratory in Bedford, and Genzyme Company in Boston. He retired in 1994 from Rohm & Hass Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A Carlisle resident who lived on Craigie Circle from 1968 until 1990, he served as head of the building committee of Gleason Library, was a member of the Carlisle Minutemen and a longtime member of the "Old Home Day" Committee.

In addition to his mother, survivors include two sons, Dr. Martin D. McCarter of New York City and Michael L. McCarter of Windham, New Hampshire; a brother Larry McCarter of Griffith, Indiana and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Thursday, June 8 in the Farrar Chapel of the Joseph Dee & Son Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord. Reverend Eugene R. Widrick of the First Religious Society in Carlisle officiated. Interment was in the family burial plot in Green Cemetery, Carlisle. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

· Dare (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) essay winners were selected and each read their essay at graduation to an audience of fifth grade parents. Winners include: Jason Drinkwater, Didi Offenheiser, Kelly Davin, Sarah MacMullen, Oliver Hurd, Cassidy Lane, Dan Fidler, Spencer Holland.

· CCHS seniors Caroline Cardiasmenos and Chris Wurts and freshman Jen Morse, marched as guest players in this year's Memorial Day parade, to the delight of Carlisle band director Tom O'Halloran.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito