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David "Dave" William Carr

March 23, 1936 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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David "Dave" Carr Obituary

David William Carr (Dave), 87, a retired Economist and Foreign Service Officer, died on December 29, 2023, at Peakview Assisted Living in Centennial, CO from Alzheimer’s disease.

David was born on March 23, 1936, in Cambridge, MA to Earle W. Carr and Penelope K. Carr.  He grew up in Hingham, MA with his older brother, Robert W. Carr.  He married Kathleen Adelia Hanley on July 2, 1960, in Hingham, MA.  David graduated from Princeton University, class of 1958 and obtained an MA from Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. 

David worked as an economist both overseas and in New York.  In the State Department, his first assignment was in Amman, Jordan from 1960- 1962.  He then was posted to Beirut, Lebanon, from 1962- 1964, where his first daughter, Cynthia, was born.  From 1964- 1967, he was in Aden, South Arabia, where his second daughter, Elizabeth, was born.  The family was reposted to Beirut, Lebanon in 1967, just in time for Kate and the kids to be evacuated to Athens for six weeks due to the Six-Day War.  After that, the family stayed in Beirut until a new post to Jiddah, Saudi Arabia for six months in 1968. 

In 1969, the family moved to Eastchester, New York and David started working for the Foreign Trade Council in New York City, which lasted 9 years.  His third child, Christopher, was born in Massachusetts, and David earned his PhD from New York University during that time. 

In March 1979, David began working for the Agency for International Development and was assigned to Damascus, Syria until September 1980, when he was assigned to Nouakchott, Mauritania.  From September,1983- August 1987, David was stationed in Cairo, Egypt, then in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in January 1993. 

David and Kate were in New Bedford, MA until 2001, when they moved to Fort Collins, Colorado.  In 2018, David and Kate moved to Centennial, Colorado. 

David enjoyed playing tennis, stamp collecting, walking, and biking, as well as canoeing and kayaking, and generally being active.  Traveling was a passion, and he especially loved Kauai, Hawaii.

He is survived by his Spouse, Kate Carr, and children, Cynthia Carr (and Mark) of Centennial Colorado, and Christopher Carr of Encino, California as well as grandchildren, Daniel, Rebecca, Ian and Leila.  He was predeceased by his middle child, Elizabeth Leila Carr Zariello and his brother, Robert W. Carr.  He will be buried in Newington NH.

David was an intelligent and interesting person who enjoyed the outdoors.  He will be missed by family and friends.

There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, January 4, 2023, at 2 pm at Lord of the Hills Lutheran Church at 21755 E Smoky Hill Rd, Centennial, CO 80015.  


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Memorial Service
January 4, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lord of The Hills Lutheran Church
21755 E Smoky Hill Rd,
Centennial, CO 80015


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