Richard L. Carr, Jr.


Richard L. Carr, Jr., 69, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on June 30, 2022, due to acute myeloblastic leukemia at his residence surrounded by his family.

He was born January 28, 1953, in Franklin, Pennsylvania to Richard L. Carr, Sr., and the late Barbara Edinger Carr.

Rick graduated from Allegheny Clarion Valley in 1971 and Penn State in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Law Enforcement and Corrections. He worked for Butler County as Probation Officer and Deputy Chief for 44 years, retiring on May 5, 2020. Rick was a member of First United Methodist Church in Butler. He was a past board member with the Butler Freeport Trail for a number of years. He was an Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America. Rick enjoyed brewing, whether it be coffee, tea, or beer. He liked beekeeping, unicycling, and electric biking, and was an avid pickleball player. Rick loved his family, especially his 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Rick is survived by his five daughters, Karen (Mark) Lauer of Butler, PA, Rebecca Throne of Charlotte, NC, Elizabeth Grenci of Corsica, PA, Jessica (Wesley) Baum of Emlenton, PA, Sarah Carr of Valencia, PA; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lesley (Dick) Page of Columbus, OH, Amy (Chuck) Pollum of Wampum, PA, Emily (Jim) Pastor of Chardon, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shelia Hesterlee Carr, who he married on May 27, 1989, and who passed away on April 4, 2019.

Friends will be received Wednesday, July 6, 2020, from 10:00 am to 12:00 (noon) at Crossfire United Methodist Church, 1802 North Main St. Ext., Butler, PA 16001.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at 12:00 (noon) at Crossfire United Methodist Church with Rev. David Janz, officiating,

Rick would like to thank Dr. Hou and his staff at Hillman Cancer Center along with the wonderful staff of the 7th floor of the Posner Building.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to C.O.R.E., 204 Sigma Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com

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