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Ralph E. Carr Sr.

BREWER AND BANGOR - Ralph E. Carr Sr., 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at a Bangor health care facility with his wife, daughters; and grandson, Travis, by his side. He was born June 23, 1935, in Old Town, son of Ashwood F. and Bessie (Whiting) Carr.

Ralph joined the U.S. Navy in 1953, where he proudly served 20 years, retiring in 1973 as a master chief engineman serving aboard nuclear powered submarines. He then moved back to Maine and opened Ralph's VW First Aid, where he specialized in Volkswagen repair, but would work on anything with a motor. In 1992 Ralph met and married his guardian angel, Helen. They celebrated 20 years of marriage this past July.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Helen Carr, are his sons, Ralph Jr., Leroy, Jeff, Ronnie and wife, Karen, Michael and Matt "Beebs"; daughters, Wuanita and significant other, Bob, and Jennifer and husband, Tim; two brothers, Fred Carr and his wife, Lorraine and Francis Carr, and his wife, Anna; two sisters, Dot Sinclair and Freida White; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Bobby; sister, Corinne; daughter, Heidi; son, Leslie.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. James L. Haddix, pastor and teacher of All Souls Congregational Church, Bangor, officiating. The family invites friends and relatives to share memories and refreshments after the funeral service at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.brookingssmith.com.

Published in BDN Maine from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2013
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