Douglas W. Carr, 63

July 06, 2018

Douglas W. Carr, 63, of Lititz, passed away Friday, July 6, 2018 at the Lancaster General Hospital. He was born in Meadville, PA to the late William Carr and Patricia Ann (Etheridge) Henry and was the stepson of the late Harold Henry. Doug celebrated 28 years of marriage with his wife Karen M. Szymczak Carr on June 16th.

A 1975 graduate of Conneaut Lake Area High School, Doug trained and worked as a welder before enlisting into the US Air Force in May of 1976. He served 8 years performing Wing/Base Fire Protection, obtaining the rank of Sergeant.

Following the Air Force Doug worked as a security officer for the Limerick Generating Station, then for Brinks and lastly for Johnson & Johnson.

Doug had a wonderful sense of humor who loved to make people laugh. He was very kind hearted and would do for others without thinking twice. When Karen retired from teaching in June, Doug bought her a beautiful bouquet of 40 colorful flowers to celebrate her 40 years of teaching.

He previously sang in Barber Shop Quartets and the Lancaster Community Chorus. Doug was an avid Eagles fan and he enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, MD and Virginia Beach and going deep sea fishing. He loved dogs and had German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers.

Doug converted to and embraced Catholicism to marry Karen and to raise their son Adam in the Catholic Church. He was a devoted parishioner of St. James Catholic Church.

Surviving Doug in addition to his loving wife Karen, are their son Adam D. Carr of Lititz, his daughters Tricia Carr-Lear and Jessica Carr Fein and 3 grandchildren; as well as his brother Jeffrey Carr, husband of Marcia of Great Falls, MT, his sister Shelly, wife of James Tatters of Meadville, PA and several nieces and nephews.

Viewings will take place Wednesday, July 11th from 6-8 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 and Thursday, July 12th from 10-11 AM at St. James Catholic Church, followed by Mass at 11 AM with Rev. James O’Blaney, C.Ss.R. as Celebrant. Interment in Witness Park with Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. James Catholic Church Religious Education Fund, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, PA 17543 or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Condolences to the Family

July 13, 2018

We are so sorry to hear of Doug’s passing.  Our thoughts are with you all. Scott, Chris and Jared Thompson

July 11, 2018

Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time.  Praying for peace and healing for all of Doug’s loved ones.
with deepest sympathy,
Marcia, Natalie, Justin, and Kaylie Carr

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Lititz, PA 17543
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