James W. "“The Mayor of Main Street”" Carr (1924 - 2013)

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James W. Carr
"The Mayor of Main Street"
December 26, 1924 - September 19, 2013

On Sept. 19, 2013, Jim Carr of Park City, Utah, age 88 years, passed away in Solana Beach, Calif., where he spent his final years. Dear brother of the late Thomas Carr and Charles Carr. Loving uncle of Thomas Carr - "TC", Charlie, Robert, Jimmy and Barbara Jo Weisenbach (Bill).
Jim was born on Dec. 26, 1924, in Philadelphia, Pa., and proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII, fighting in the "Battle of the Bulge." After his military service, Jim worked for RCA as a top recruiter in Florida and Alaska. Arriving in Park City in 1964, Jim was one of the Modern Day Pioneers who truly believed in and shaped Park City into the World Class Resort Community which we all know and love today. He (along with his trusted dog, "Bogart") was the proud owner of the Prospector Hotel and Prospector Sirloin Restaurant/Bar (Hula Bowl). He also owned and operated "The Last Resort" on lower Main St which housed many locals in their early years, as well as commercial storefronts on Main street.
Jim's true loves were skiing, which he did into his early 80s, tennis and the Main Street Deli (which he frequented almost every day). He truly touched the lives of many individuals who still call Park City home; as well as his dear friends in Southern California (tennis club and polo grounds), who were with him to the end.
Jim was interned at the Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif., after a military ceremony. A "Celebration of Jim's life" will be held in Park City, Utah (soon)!
All family members, friends and acquaintances of Jim are invited.
Please RSVP to: Tom "TC" Carr: tcdenverco@msn.com; home phone: 303-282-9670, cell: 303-475-4154.
Published in The Park Record from Mar. 1 to Mar. 4, 2014
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