Joseph Barry Carr
Levine Memorial Chapel Inc
649 Washington Ave
Albany, NY
Carr, Joseph Barry MENANDS Joseph Barry Carr, 69, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from a sudden heart attack in his home. Joseph was born in Albany, and was the devoted son of the late Benjamin and Edythe Carr. He graduated from The Albany Academy, earned his bachelor's degree from The University of Rochester, and his law degree from Albany Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review and graduated cum laude. Joseph practiced law up until the end of his life, rising to managing partner at McClung, Peters & Simon, then moving over to Couch White LLP, and finally Rowlands & LeBrou PLLC. Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam. Joe's interests ran deep. He was a lover of food and drink, an avid reader, and most of all, an obsessive golfer. Joe was most often to be found on the links of Schuyler Meadows Club, where he was a member for 30 years, and is noted for his contributions to the lexicon of golf scatology. Joseph had a great number of friends and family, whom he cherished dearly. He is survived by his loving sons, Aaron and John; his devoted daughter Sarah, and his sister Phyllis Brenowitz. Joseph also leaves behind his beloved partner of 15 years, Laurie Allen. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be sent to the American Heart Association of Albany. To leave an online condolence message to the family, please visit

Published by Albany Times Union on Jun. 25, 2014.
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I'm a friend of Aaron's and John's - and hadn't seen Mr. Carr in two decades. However I have such fond memories of him - one of the adults who was always cool. RIP Joe. Thanks for all your kindness.
July 25, 2014
Thoughts and prayers to family and friends.
LuAnn Burnell
July 7, 2014
I will always remember Joe as he was in high school. He had a smile that seemed to permeate his whole body. When something struck Joe as funny, and as I recall many things did, this smile would come and it was absolutely was wonderful to be around Joe with his zest for life and his constant searching for adventure.
I'm sure he will be missed by those who were close to him in later years and buy those who are close to him in his earlier years.

Lew Morrison
July 3, 2014
There are no words to express how sad I am to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was a wonderful boss and then remained a wonderful friend. My life was better having been a part of his. You will be missed. Laurie- I hope you find comfort in how much he loved you. John, Aaron & Sarah- you meant the world to him. He was so proud of all of your accomplishments and always bragged about your current exciting adventures.
July 1, 2014
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
June 25, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Jason Heller
June 25, 2014
Laurie and Carr family
I am so sorry for your loss, as Joe was a wonderful friend who will be missed every day of my life.
With my deepest condolences
Ron Berben
June 25, 2014
I worked for Joe at McClung. He was a great guy to work for and had a wonderful sense of humor. My condolences to his family and loved-ones.
Marshall Courtney
June 25, 2014
We were so shocked to hear of Joe's sudden passing. We send our most heartfelt condolences for your tremendous loss. Joe was a great and loyal friend to us and was unrivaled as a lawyer and law partner.
June 25, 2014
Dear Laurie,
I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lynne V
June 25, 2014
Sarah and Family,

My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. Cherish all the memories for they will keep him alive for you. I wish I could be with you but I'm in Maryland as Cara just had a baby girl. Please know Kevin, Cara, Michelle and Jamie are thinking of you and we all are sending our love. We miss you.
thinking of you and send my love.
Diane Miller
June 25, 2014
I met Joe Carr when my family and I traveled from San Francisco California, to Albany, New York for business. I had the privilege of meeting this tremendous man with a good heart. My mother Martha, father Joel, and brother Michael send their deepest condolences. We will keep you in our prayers.
Joel Martinez Jr.
June 25, 2014
To the Carr family, my condolences in your loss.
Lynn Denise Sereikis
June 25, 2014
Joe will be missed, he was a wonderful man and friend. I send my heartfelt condolences to Laurie and his family. You all are in my prayers, Drue
Drue Sanders
June 24, 2014
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