Frank R. Carr

Jun 25, 2019
Frank Carr

Camden — Frank R. Carr, 75, died Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Pen Bay Medical Center after a privately fought battle with cancer. Born in Brooks July 16, 1943, he was the son of Richard George and Hazel Lucile (Cookson) Carr and was a member of the Camden High School class of 1961.

In September 1961, Frank enlisted in the Marines, serving faithfully for 22 years of active duty. His military career included assignments during the Cuban Crisis, to Okinawa, then to Brunswick Naval Air Station. In 1966, he transferred to Vietnam as a battalion administrative chief and court reporter. In 1967, he was assigned to Camp Lejeune before being transferred to Philadelphia as a member of the Officer Selection Team, recruiting officer candidates at universities in the mid-Atlantic.Frank served in administrative officer positions in Okinawa and Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif., before 1975, when he went to Washington, D.C., for duty as a correspondence course writer for the Marine Corps Institute. In 1979, he was transferred to Marine Corps headquarters for duty as the administrative chief for the chief of staff of personnel, retiring as a master sergeant in 1983.

Following his military retirement, he worked in real estate in Virginia and the Washington, D.C., area. In 1990, he moved to Albany, N.Y., and became a mortgage broker, then moved back to Camden and went to work in security at MBNA from 1994 to 2004.

Frank was the primary caregiver for both his sister and their mother during their extended illnesses.

He has had extensive community involvement with multiple organizations, including American Legion Post 30 in Camden, where he had served as commander for the past five years. Through Frank’s leadership, the organization took on multiple building improvement projects and held community events.

A former president and vice president of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society, Frank previously led building and grounds projects, organized fund-raising events, and was a trusted source of historical information.

For the past 25 years, Frank had served in a variety of leadership positions with the Camden Lion’s Club, including past president. He was typically the first one to volunteer for any project and was the liaison for those in need of eyeglasses and other events.

A longtime active member of the local Marine Corps League Detachment 637, Frank managed the local annual campaign of the Toys for Tots program, which collects new, unwrapped toys and distributes them to less fortunate children at Christmas.

Surviving is his brother, Jerald “Jerry” Carr, of Union, and his niece, Callie Carr, of Belfast. Frank was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Estelle Carr.

Calling hours will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Camden American Legion Post 30, 91 Pearl St. Memorial gifts may be made to the Camden Lion’s Club, P.O. Box 235, Rockport, ME 04856; the American Legion Post 30, 91 Pearl St., Camden, ME 04843 or to the Marine Corps League Det. 637, c/o David Paul, 421 Bunker Hill Road, Warren, ME 04864.

Condolences may be shared at Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Camden.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Jun 26, 2019 14:33

RIP and sorry for the family.

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