Thomas W. Carr

Born: Wed., Mar. 5, 1947
Died: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Sat., Nov. 03, 2018
Location: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

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Thomas W. Carr, 71, of Warren, passed away on Wednesday October 31, 2018 at the Snyder Memorial Home in Marienville.

Tom was born March 5, 1947 in Jamestown, N.Y., a son to the late John J. and Anna Abraham Carr. Tom graduated from Youngsville High School, and then the University of Pittsburgh with a pharmaceutical degree. He also attended Washington & Jefferson University in preparation for his pharmaceutical degree.

Tom was a member of over 50 years of the Free and Accepted Masons.: Farrah Grotto, Occidental Chapter #235, Occident Council No 41, Stillwater Lodge No 547, F & A.M., and Zem  Zem Shrine in Erie.. He held many offices including Master and Trustee at the Stillwater Lodge and was very active over time. He was instrumental in the stone monument, and flag pole in Stillwater Lodge, in Youngsville. He had many brothers, and lifelong great friends.
Tom was a member of 1787 Society of the University of Pittsburgh, and continues to receive lovely birthday gifts each year! Tom was a Red Cross blood donor, beginning while a student at W&J College. Always a giving, caring man.

He was also Long time member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church; holding different positions in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Tom was a much loved Pharmacist in the Tri-State Area for over 40 years.  His co-workers and so many of his patients loved Tom.  Tom was very involved in the Pa. Pharmaceutical Association for many years.

Tom’s brother Dennis and wife Gloria Carr were always, loving, supportive and caring for Tom.
Tom was always working to provide for his children and their mother Priscilla.  Each of his 5 children were able to attend the colleges of their choosing, due to Tom working 12-16 hour days for numerous years. He would leave 1 job and drive to another also, or work late, constantly, if they were short of help or busy. Always giving to others.

Tom also went to Mexico, to treat hundreds of people with vaccinations, he loved it and mentioned it many times over time. He often wore his wool poncho, from Mexico in our home.
Rebecca and Tom were reunited in 2014, after being friends since they were 8 and 15 years old.  Their best friends were brother and sister.  At one point in their lives they were employed together in the same hospital.  When Tom and Rebecca ran into each other in a chance meeting at their banks; they made a plan to get together for breakfast.  God’s plan for them was perfect and they fell deeply in love with one another over breakfast.  The following year they were married and began taking care of each other.

“I have waited for you my entire life!”

It was heart breaking when we received Tom’s diagnosis of Advanced Vascular Dementia 6 months later. Tom had previously had 9 strokes, but he did not remember. This horrible disease robbed Tom of so much, it was incredibly sad.  But thru it all each day was filled with laughter, love, hugs and kisses.

Tom will be deeply missed by all of those who loved him so much.

Tom is survived by the love of his life, his wife Rebecca Briggs Chapman Carr, his 5 children: Dr. Hobart Carr Joanna (Brandon) Ferman, Elisabeth (Lake)  Graboski, Warren (Vanessa) Carr, Thomas (Zoe) Carr, 2 stepchildren, Ryan (Niki) Chapman and Michael (Meghann) Chapman, 3 grandchildren, Graham Carr, Grace Carr and Carson Ferman and 4 step grandchildren, Cole Chapman, Cali Chapman, Cayla Chapman and Dylan Chapman, a brother, Dennis (Gloria) Carr.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his first wife Pricilla Carr, and a granddaughter Avery Ann Ferman.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 4-7 pm at the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 314 N. Main St. in Youngsville.  A funeral service will be held there at 7pm with the Dr. Dale Haight officiating.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to the Youngsville Vol. Fire Dept. Fireman Ln. Youngsville, Pa. 16371 or to the Sugar Grove Free Library, 22 Harmon St. Sugar Grove, PA 16350. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
Carr Family: Please accept our prayers & condolences in your loss. I remember going into CVS with my dad (Tommy was one of my dad's favorite students & in one of his first classes!) & him ALWAYS taking time to visit with my dad & I. Even if he was busy, he would always take a few seconds to say HELLO & make me feel important! He would ALWAYS make time for me & my family!

Tom Taydus
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of a great human being and family man. Tom was in my YHS class and on many of my little league baseball teams. He always had a smile on his face and saw humor in many situations. I was not aware of the all the many great humanity things he did with his life but knowing Tom it does not surprise me. In class, Tom always asked insightful questions and questioned why events did or did not happen. His smile always made you wonder what humorous thing he knew and what the rest of us were missing. It was my great honor to say I knew him and that he was my friend.

June & Gib
   Posted Fri November 02, 2018
To all the Carr families,
So sad to hear about Tom. We were childhood friends. His parents and my parents were friends and YHS classmates. My deepest condolences to the Carr families. Truly a sad loss.

Tim and Barb Stec Greenlund
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Becky and family,
We are so sorry for your loss and sad to hear the difficult times that Tom had to experience with his disease. May God give you strength to deal with the sadness and time to heal your heavy heart. Prayers to all of you.

Tim and Barb Greenlund

Marsha & Don Jackson
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
So sorry to hear that Tom has passed. We have wonderful memories.
Marsha & Don Jackson

Marilyn Jukes Sheets
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Sympathy for your family. Tom was a wonderful man and great friend to all. I remember his days at Kmart pharmacy, always friendly to all.

John and Barbara Burris
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
Dear Becky & Family, Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are unable to attend because my kids & grandchildren are here from out of town but we will certainly be thinking of you not just now but in the future! Please keep in touch!
Sincerely with our Love,
John & Barbara Burris

Ellen Mills Smith
   Posted Sat November 03, 2018
I have known Tom (Tommy at first) from first grade on. He was always a friendly guy, with a big smile, and sometimes the class cut-up. As we grew up, it became apparent the God had big plans for Tom, and he made us Irvine School kids proud of him. I am pleased that he was part of my school years, and we all knew he would be successful in life. We shall all miss seeing you at class reunions. Irvine school will always hold fond memories of our class and teachers. My condolences to his whole family.

Frank Stroker
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
I am very sorry to learn of Tom's passing. We were friends for many years as we were both pharmacists and alumni of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. Tom was always available when I was Director of Pharmacy Service at Warren General Hospital and needed a pharmacist for some part time help. He used to kid me and said he had plenty of free time between 11 and 7 each night. Tom was a very competent pharmacist and a great guy and friend. He will be missed by those who knew him. May God grant him eternal life and peace.
Frank Stroker
North Port, FL

Barbara and Danny Haukedalen
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Tom’s family on your loss. Tom was an excellent friend and very active member of the YHS Class of 1965. He excelled as a serious and fun student, and also a caring person who was involved in numerous diverse extracurricular activities. It was a pleasure to see Tom and Becky at our 50th class reunion. Tom has left a positive mark on this world.

Rick and Annette Hutley
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Becky and family,

Annette and I are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our deepest condolences to you Becky and all Tom's family members. What a wonderful giving person of his time and talent to all mankind is what I envisioned reading his obituary. May your warmest and happiest interactive memories with Tom sustain you during this great adjustment period as time moves forward. Please know that those like Tom who gave so much to others will be richly rewarded in heaven. From most widely-accepted biblical accounts, Tom is already in heaven above with our Lord. That alone is a very comforting thought for Tom's soul. Yet for us who remain when our loved one's pass, it leaves an aching hole in our hearts. Understandably so, and thus we as friends help each other during these difficult times through prayers and by support! Although many friends stand ready in that effort and pray for you daily, many want to give you your privacy and space and we will all be ready if and when you contact us. Know that all your friends will be there for you when you are ready!

God Bless,
Rick and Annette Hutley

Barbara and Danny Haukedalen
   Posted Thu November 08, 2018
Our sincere condolences to Tom’s family on your loss. Tom was an excellent friend and very active member of the YHS Class of 1965. He excelled as a serious and fun student, and also a caring person who was involved in numerous diverse extracurricular activities. It was a pleasure to see Tom and Becky at our 50th class reunion. Tom has left a positive mark on this world.

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