THERESA Clifford F. Carr, Jr., 88, formerly of High Street died Sunday, January 5, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown.
Born June 1, 1925 in Norfolk, NY, he was the son of Clifford F. and Dorothy Lonkey Carr, and graduated from Theresa High School in 1942.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946 as a medic, attached to the Marine Corps, serving throughout the Pacific, including Okinawa, Japan and Hawaii and was honorably discharged.
He married Phyllis M. Anzalone on February 23, 1947 at the rectory of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the late Rev. Edmund Dumas officiating.
Mr. Carr was an electrician for Clifton Vock for 2 years, and worked for St. Regis Paper Company, later Champion International, Deferiet as a pipefitter and foreman for 39 years, retiring in 1987.
He was a life member and Past Commander of the VFW #6655, Theresa, life member of the Klock Smith American Legion Post 1788, LaFargeville, member of the Watertown VFW #1400, St. Theresa Avila Catholic Church and Parish Council, Theresa Sr. Citizens, exempt member of the Village of Theresa Fire Department, former Theresa Village Board Member and Theresa Town Council.
Mr. Carr enjoyed fishing, bowling, traveling and attending auctions.
Survivors including his wife, Phyllis, are one son and his wife, Clifford P. and Edith, Champion; three daughters and their husbands, Lona and Stanley Breitkopf, Palmyra; Joan and Larry Evans, Clyde; and Julie and Frederick Schweitzer, Cicero; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.
A sister, Patricia Plantz and a granddaughter, Stephanie Breitkopf died before him.
The funeral will be 11:00 am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at St. Anthonys Catholic Church, Watertown with Fr. Donald Robinson officiating. Burial at Oakwood Cemetery will be in the spring.
Calling hours will be 4 to 8 pm Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY.
Donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14620 or St. Theresa Avila Catholic Church, Theresa.
Condolences may be made online at www. frederickbrosfuneralhome.com.