Edward “Ed” Carr, 67, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at home surrounded by his family after a seven month battle with cancer. He was born on December 4, 1953 in Erie, Pennsylvania, the son of Beverly Clutter Carr.
He moved to Newton Falls in 1965 and lived the rest of his life there. Upon graduating in 1971 from Newton Falls, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving a tour of duty in Vietnam as a Radioman, stationed on the heavy cruiser USS Newport News CA-148 out of Norfolk, Virginia. After his honorable discharge in 1975, he served six years active Reserve duty. Upon returning home from the Navy, he worked twenty-one years as a welder for Starr Fab in Vienna, Ohio. Ed also worked at General Electric in Ravenna and then retired from the Newton Falls Water Treatment Plant.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycles, taking his family, especially his granddaughter, on leisure rides and rode on numerous poker runs. He enjoyed playing poker, boating and fishing, woodworking-building many things over the years, but mostly spending time with his family and friends. He was a Little League Baseball Umpire and a Cub Scout Leader for his son's troop. When he retired, Ed became a member of the Newton Falls VFW Post 3332 Veterans Honor Guard. His family will miss his sense of humor, his constantly correcting your grammar, his words of wisdom and encouragement and always being there for them.
On February 2, 1974, he married the love of his life, Karen Crandell Carr. They shared 47 years together and many happy memories. He also leaves behind his son, Michael (Linda) Carr of North Carolina; his daughter, Andrea (Chris) Ayres of Howland; his pride and joy ten year old granddaughter, Dylanie Ayres whom he nicknamed ZUZU when she was born; his sister, Sue (Harry) Fullmer of Nevada; his three half-sisters, Ruth (Rick) Fivecoat of Tennessee, Shirley (Jim) Reinart of Indiana and Pam Simpson of Indiana; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Bob and Kathy Carlson of Newton Falls, Tom and Linda Sines of Maryland and Rose Hidasey of Warren, along with several nieces and nephews; his three step- granddaughters, Audra(Matt) Somers, Tiffany Ayres, Samantha Ayres and nine great-grandkids plus two granddogs, Chloe and Rex "houdini".
He was preceded in death by his mother; his infant son, Brian Llewellyn Carr; his father and mother-in- law, Bill and Janet Crandell and his good friend, Bill Hidasey
The family would like to thank all the nurses and doctors who took care of him in the past 7 months, especially Dr. Farid Naffah, Dr. Lori Hemlock, VA Hospital in Cleveland and the Hospice nurses! Also, thank you to the numerous family and friends for your support and hospitality during these difficult months!
Ed's wishes are for no services. He will be honored for his military service by the Newton Falls Veterans Honor Guard at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Rittman, Ohio on Monday Sept. 6, 11:00 a.m.
Ed's favorite saying during his battle was ''l'M DOING FINE! HOW ARE YOU DOING?"
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