Irving Carter, who passed away on April 3 after a battle with COVID-19, was a successful property developer for most of his life, though he may be remembered most for what he did outside the office. He gave generously to Jewish causes for decades.

Carter sat on Magen David Adom’s executive board as an honorary member, even though he didn’t live in Israel, and supported the organization’s branch in the United Kingdom as its vice president.

He was among its most prolific benefactors, funding at least 50 ambulances, 12 bikes, two mobile blood banks and a mobile intensive-care unit.

Using his family’s Locker Foundation, he and his wife, Gillian, supported many other causes, including Chai Cancer Care, Jewish Care and ALEH, a medical center in Israel for children living with disabilities. The couple also dedicated a synagogue youth center and initiatives supporting the Jewish deaf community, as well as Tikva, a charity in the Ukraine looking after at-risk Jewish children.

Daniel Burger, chief executive of Magen David Adom U.K., said of Carter and his life-saving efforts: “He will be very much missed, not only by his family and friends, but by the whole community.”

In addition to his wife, he is survived by their children and grandchildren.

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