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John William Carr, 52, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at the Salem Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer.
Born in Seoul, Korea, he was the son of George W. Carr Sr. and the late Helen Y. Carr. He was a proud graduate of Valley Forge Military College in PA where he received his Associate degree in Criminal Justice, upon graduating he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, 187th Infantry Brigade, where he completed officer's training and advanced training at Fort Benning, Ga. earning his rank of First Lieutenant and then as Captain. Mr. Carr continued his education and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his Master’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Ashwood University in Florida.
An honorably discharged veteran, he served his country as a member of the United States Army and continued his service with the Army Reserve for twenty years until the time of his retirement, earning the rank of Major. Mr. Carr earned the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Reserve. A proud accomplishment for all the years he dutifully and proudly served his country.
Mr. Carr had been employed for the past 25 years as a Campus Police Officer for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, proudly earning the rank of Sergeant in March of this year.
Continuing his dedication to his profession and the community. He was a member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Training, a Fire Arms instructor in Massachusetts, the International Association of Fire Arms Instructors and was a licensed E.M.T.
A resident of Beverly for the past two years, prior to that he was a lifelong resident of Gloucester.
Mr. Carr will always be remembered for his love of the military, his faith in the Catholic church and his devotion to his family especially to his mother and his nephews and nieces, whom loved to spend time with. Above all, Mr. Carr will be remembered for his patience, his loving and gentle nature and his devotion to his family and friends.
In addition to his father, he is survived by three sisters, Harriett E. Carr of Redondo Beach, Calif., Jeanette E. Nye of Palmer, Mass. and Veronica E. Carr of Melrose; a brother, George W. Carr, Jr. of Georgetown; three nephews, Crew P. W. Ryan, Aidan Leroux and Nathan Nye and two nieces, Tia Nye and Ava Nye. He is predeceased by his loving mother, Helen Y. Carr and a nephew, Aaron James Carr.
His funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours at the Campbell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly, Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial in the Central Cemetery, Beverly. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society or The National Museum of the U.S. Army. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.
Published on  May 26, 2016
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