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Obit: Gary J. Carr

•Taken from the June 26 Island Dispatch

Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:00 pm

Gary J. Carr of South Wales, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest June 20, 2015.

He was employed as a nurse at Southwestern Medical Associates in Orchard Park. He became an LPN in 2005 after completing coursework through BOCES.

He was also trained and experienced in a wide variety of fields, including plumbing and car mechanics. He also made bagels for a living, did maintenance for the Iroquois school system and worked as a bus driver.

He loved the outdoors and was an expert woodsman and hunter. He loved vacationing in the Adirondacks, where he hiked many mountain trails, including Mount Marcy, the highest peak in New York state.

This past season, he skied over 200 times, including cross country and downhill.

He was the husband of Mary (Walker) Carr, the father of Erin F., Emily A. and the late Leon Carr; grandfather of Cheyenne and Brett Carr; brother of Karen (Dennis) Keefe, Jeffrey (Nelly), Daniel (Eileen), Timothy and Michael (Christine) Carr; and son of the late Joanne and Robert Carr. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Wednesday at the Kaiser Funeral Home. Funeral services were held Thursday at St. Stephen R.C. Church. Interment was in Steamburg Cemetery, Steamburg, New York.

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