Richard Edwin Carr, age 89, passed away Dec. 6th 2018 in Arizona. He was the son of Arthur Robison Carr (dec.) and Bernice Campbell Carr (dec.) of Port Byron, NY and brother of Dorothy Carr Toney (dec).
An avid sportsman, he was an outstanding baseball player, basketball player, pilot and hunter, enjoying yearly trips to his Adirondack Brindle hunting club up to and including this year. During his studies at SUNY Cortland, he married his high school sweetheart, Florence Marquart (dec. April,1985). After graduation, he became a teacher with the Cortland City School District, specializing in Special Education, with also Summer Driver Education and Sports Coaching to his credit. Dick is survived by 3 of his 4 children: Denise Bradshaw (Anderson), Jennifer Carr and John Carr. Never forgotten is daughter Michelle April Carr, who passed away in June, 2004. He adored his two grandsons, Anderson G. Bradshaw (Erin) and Richard S. Bradshaw, along with his beautiful great-grandchildren, Evelyn & Emerson Bradshaw, sister in law Shirley Marquart Conynham. Dick has several nieces and nephews that fondly remember him as a very kind man. Some students enjoyed his dry humor as driver education instructor (We can play the radio!) and as coach for several sports, including JV baseball & basketball.
In Cortland, calling hours will be held at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Avenue from 3 to 6 pm on Friday.
In Auburn, calling hours will be held at Farrell Brothers Funeral Service, 84 South St. on Saturday, 11:30am to 1 pm, followed by a short memorial service at the home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to The J.M. Murray Center, Attn: VP of Finance, 823 NYS Route 13, Cortland, NY 13045.