Gale B. Carr, age 76 of West Springfield, Pa. went home to be with his beloved wife, Judy on Thursday morning, November 19, 2015 at his home.
Gale was born in Erie, Pa., on April 2, 1939, the son of the late Hugh “Red” and Helen (Snow) Carr. He attended Gannon College and went into an apprenticeship at Pendleton Tool Co. in Erie, Pa where he worked his way up to President of the company. He worked there for forty plus years and after retiring, he stayed on as a consultant. He also served in the U.S. National Guard and was a member of the VFW Post #4965. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, all the Cleveland Sports teams, working crossword puzzles; but, most of all spending time with his family and friends.
Besides his parents, Gale was preceded in death by his wife, Judith A. (Nickels) Carr; two brothers: Norman and Harry Carr; and five sisters: Alice Fouts, Shirley Stevens, Elaine Beery, Jean Hagerty, and Barbara Burt and also by his sister-in-law, Pearline Carr and a son-in-law, Thomas Payne.
Gale is survived by his three daughters: Cheryl A. Carr Payne of Conneautville, Pa., Gayle Lynn “Rock” Wettekin (Richard) of Erie, Pa., and Laura Lee Carr Loughner (Wayne) of Conneautville, Pa., and a son: Eric Gale Carr of West Springfield, Pa. He is also survived by a sister: Mary Beaver (Ray) of North Carolina and three brothers: Dennis Carr (Cindy) and Darrel “Deke” Carr both of East Springfield, Pa, and Russell Carr of Charleston, S.C. and seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and he couldn’t leave out his family dog and his buddy, “Buck” Onyx, who was by his side all the time.
Family and Friends are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home, 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, PA on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 5 to 7 and Sunday from 2 to 5 p.m. and a Life Celebration Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow in Springfield Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society