Charles R. Carr

Charles R. Carr, 83, husband of Marie Bachman Carr, died Monday, February 25, 2013, one day before his 84th birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Carr were married for 62 years.

Charles was born in Phoenixville, PA to the late Howard M. and the late Helen (Sirgenson) Carr.
Charles was raised in Phoenixville, but resided in Spring City from 1951 to 2010. For the past 3 years the Carr's have been living at Spring Mill Senior Living in Phoenixville. Charles attended and was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Spring City serving as a Deacon in the 1970's. He was employed by the BF Goodrich Co, Oaks, until the plant's closing, then worked at Stauffer's in Phoenixville and WAI in Royersford. He has been retired for more than 20 years. A family man and active with his children and grandchildren, Charles was also known as a handy man and an avid Civil War buff. He loved to travel with his wife and they visited 48 states in their travel trailer, and twice toured Europe. Mr. Carr served as a Sergeant in the Army Signal Corps during the Korean War. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 135 Bridge Street, Spring City. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the memorial service is at 11:30. Rev. Erick Kern will officiate. There will be a private family burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. In addition to his wife, Marie, Charles is survived by two children, daughter, Sandi Bittle and husband, Kevin, Pottstown, and son, Dale Carr and wife, Virginia, of North Wales; a brother; Donald Carr, wife Harriet, Phoenixville; and three grandchildren, Megan Bittle, Ryan Bittle and Brendan Carr.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made in his memory to the Civil War Trust, 1156 15th Street NW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20005. The Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home is handling arrangements; you may pay on line tributes at

Funeral Home

Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home
135 Bridge Street Spring City, PA 19475
(610) 948-7672
Published in The Mercury on Mar. 3, 2013