Robert Harold Carr, Jr.

Robert Harold Carr, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, June 20. He was a family man who loved traveling and being an international airline captain during his 25 years with United Parcel Service.

Robert was born to Robert, Sr. and Blanche Carr on Feb. 20, 1958, in Gowanda, N.Y.

Not long after his birth, the Carrs moved to the West Coast and settled down in Goleta, Calif., the place he regarded as his hometown.

A 1976 graduate of Dos Pueblos High School, Robert later attended Santa Barbara City College. It was during his time there that he met the love of his life, Ellen Hunter, at a party in Goleta in February 1978.

Later that year, Robert transferred to University of California, Santa Barbara, where he graduated with honors, earning his bachelor’s degree in economics in 1980.

Robert began his 25-year affiliation with the U.S. Air Force in 1981 and was stationed at Air Force bases in Arizona and California.

As his Air Force career began to thrive, his romance with Ellen continued to blossom. They were married on Dec. 11, 1982, in Goleta.

Robert finished the decade stationed at Mather AFB, near Sacramento, and March AFB, near Riverside. His son Erik was born at the former in 1986 and his son Alex was born at the latter in 1990.

He earned his masters in public administration with honors from Golden Gate University in 1989.

It was in the 1990s that Robert started to reap the benefits of his hard work as he was hired by UPS in September 1990.

In 1992, Robert and his family settled down in Fallbrook, just an hour south of his UPS domicile in Ontario.

As part of his last 10 years with the Air Force, Robert served as the U.S. Air Force Academy Liaison Officer Director for San Diego County. He retired as a Lt. Col. in 2006.

In 1998, Robert became the vice president of Fallbrook Youth Baseball board, securing numerous sponsorships for teams while establishing great work relationships in town. This venture proved very successful over the next couple years, taking the organization from a four-figure deficit to a four-figure profit.

Robert loved Fallbrook, and in 2013, he bought MaGee’s Tavern, which then became Old 395 Sports & Spirits in 2015.

Most of all though, he loved providing for and being there for his family. He had a huge heart for animals as well.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert Carr, Sr., of Pioneer, Calif., and wife Ellen Carr, of Fallbrook, Calif., in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

He is survived by his mother, Blanche Carr of Pioneer, Calif.; his brother, Thomas Carr of Santa Barbara, Calif.; his sisters, Lisa Lockhart of Hudson, Wis., and Lynn Davidson of Pioneer, Calif.; and his sons Erik and Alex Carr of Fallbrook, Calif.

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m., at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Fallbrook. A post-service reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made in his name to one of the following charities: Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary, fallbrookanimalsanctuary.org, or the U.S. Air Force Academy Endowment, usafa.org/endowment.

 

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