Vivian A. Carr
Long Branch - Vivian A. Carr, 92, died peacefully at her Long Branch home on Sunday April 29. Vivian had a 40-year career in the electronic and telecommunications industry. President-Emeritus and Fellow of the Radio Club of America (RCA), Vivian was known for her work at Bell Telephone Labs, and most notably for her pioneering spirit and successfully breaking the glass ceilings at Bell labs, the IEEE, and RCA, as the first woman member and officer in those organizations. The annual RCA "Vivian Carr Award", established in 2004, is given for "substantial contributions" made by women to the world of communications. She worked for, held officer positions in and received numerous recognitions from the aforementioned firms as well as AT&T. She was the first female Member and served on Board of Director of the NY Engineers Club. She was a graduate of Iowa State University in Ames, IA, graduating with a degree in Engineering Economics in1973 and she graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1981. Vivian was a steadfast advocate of animal rights. She was a member of the Long Branch Women's Club, Breakwater Beach Club, and Deal Golf & County Club. She enjoyed gardening and bridge. Born in Orange, NJ on November 22, 1925, she lived in Maplewood and Ocean Grove before moving to Long Branch. She was predeceased by her husband John William Carr in 2002, and by her parents Pierre Laclare Alling and Katherine Vivian Haskard Alling. Surviving are her numerous friends, caregivers and grateful animals. Friends may call on Friday from 10:00 AM with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 noon at the Ocean Grove Memorial Home, 118 Main Avenue, Ocean Grove. Interment will follow at Hollywood Memorial Park, Union. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Monmouth County SPCA.
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 2, 2018.