J. Lawrence Tarr, 92 of North Queens Nursing Home, died February 5, 2010 at Queens General Hospital in Liverpool.
Born in Western Head, Queens County, he was the son of the late William Herbert and Annie Estella (Frelick) Tarr.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Netherlands.
Lawrence was a fisherman for a number of years, both with his own vessel and then with other boat owners. He was employed as a carpenter working for his brother Bill. Lawrence could tell stories about his younger years, remembering stories about his family and the other residents of area. He could tell stories about the local rum running during Prohibition and funny stories about the first car in Western Head and how it scared the horses. Lawrence liked being in the woods and knew the local area so well that the local surveyor would ask him about property lines. He was an avid gardener who continued to plant and share a vegetable garden until he loss his vision.
He is survived by his daughter Esther (Kevin) Doggett, White Point; son in law Richard Ward, Western Head. Grandchildren: Kimberly Doggett, Saint John NB; Adam Doggett ,Bridgewater NS; Arthur Doggett ,White Point, Sally(Kendall) Karlsen, Liverpool; Laura Ward ,Western Head . Great-grandchildren: Savanna and Kierra Karlsen, Liverpool. Sisters: Mrs. Evelyn Naugler, Ontario; Mrs. Nellie Carter, Ontario.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marion E. Roy; beloved daughter Shirley A Ward; brothers Arthur, Morris, William (Bill) and Bruce; sisters Dorothy Myra, Thelma Ross, Alice Hartlen, Ethel Hartlen and Gladys (in infancy).
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date with Reverend Judy Cross officiating. No flowers by request. Donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home or to Queens General Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.comPrint Obituary & Condolences