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William Lewis Tarr Sr.

William Lewis Tarr Sr.

Tarr, William Lewis Sr, of Inglis died on Nov. 15, 2012 in Largo, FL.

Survived by daughters, Caroline Brown and Julie Tarr; son, William Tarr Jr; two sisters, Helen Lasher and Betty Smith; and two grandchildren, Darby and Maverick Zoccali that loved him dearly.

William was born and raised in Ithaca, N.Y. to Charles and Helen (Szabo) Tarr. He graduated from Cornell University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Relations and competed as a Golf Pro in the Eastern Open in 1958. His served in the US Air Force during the Korean War in Air Sea Rescue. He continued to serve mankind throughout his life.

There will be a memorial service at 2 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Hope Church, 7100 142nd Ave N, Largo, FL.

Please sign the guestbook below.

 

 

 

Guestbook Entries

Date: Jul 31, 2013
Name: Elizabeth Tarr Smith
Entry: My dear brother, Bill Tarr was my closest and best friend particularly after our Mother died in 1953. I was so upset, and Bill was the one who pulled me though that hard time! He was the kind of brother who showed me that I could ask God though His Son, Jesus to truly show me the way. Bill was an Cornell University graduate; he also was a great golfer who taught golf to help get him through Cornell. A kind and caring soul that everyone who knew him loved him! I miss him so much, but he taught me to believe that we would be together again in Heaven. Bill is there perhaps teaching angels to golf? Love you, Bill! Hugs, your sister, Betty

Date: Jul 31, 2013
Name: Elizabeth Tarr Smith
Entry: To my Beloved Brother Bill: you always were there for me, my dear brother; When our Mom died, you helped me get thr

Date: Jul 31, 2013
Name: Elizabeth Tarr Smith
Entry: Aug.l, 2013 To my beloved brother, Bill Tarr who came to my rescue when he came back home to Ithaca, N.Y. just before we lost our sweet dear Mother. I went into a rage after she died; she was my best friend as well as my Mother. Bill took me under his wing, and showed me the way of God, and His Son, Jesus and the power of God's Holy Spirit. Bill saw his Angels at the Fall Creek Falls where we all swam as kids, & never forgot them. He lived his life as God would have him live it, and became my best friend, and the one male that I could truly love and trust! He even sang with me when we were both kids on the radio in Ithaca, N.Y. I am comforted knowing that I will be with him again when it's my time to go home to Heaven. I have my beloved brother Bill to thank for leading me to Christ Jesus, and going with me to church! He graduated from Cornell University with honors, and also lived his life helping others. Am glad he also enjoyed his golf as he was a "Pro" in more ways than I can fit into this entry. May God richly bless you, my dear brother! I'll always love and admire you! Your sister, Betty

Date: Jul 31, 2013
Name: Helen Tarr Lasher
Entry: My sweet little brother is, indeed, now an angel, as he was while he was living. He will be such a big help to God having Him playing golf with him. To me, the older sister who changed his diapers from when he was born, and who watched him grow up to be the loving, human being he always was. He never saw anything but good in everyone. Oh, dear God, I will miss my Jink so much. Please take care of him, God. I will always love you so much my sweet brother. You can now say "I love you to Mom and Dad, to Rosie, Mary, Cack and Shunny."

Date: Nov 26, 2012
Name: Branka Prodanovic Hodzic
Entry: Dear Caroline, My profound sympathies to you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with your dad's loved one. Branka

Date: Nov 21, 2012
Name: Joan & Irv MacQuarrie
Entry: Julie, Billy, and Family, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. Joan & Irv MacQuarrie

Date: Nov 20, 2012
Name: Marty Watkins
Entry: I have know Bill for over 20 years and we have always been very dear and special friends. I helped Bill get a job at PAR a few years back and he seemed to love working there. I know he loved his family dearly. I will be out of town for the service, however, know that I will be thinking of you all. May God Bless you all and especially Bill for all the good he has done in this world. Love, Marty

Date: Nov 20, 2012
Name: Julie Tarr
Entry: To my father: I will miss you, Dad, more than I can say. I am glad that you are with your angels now. They are lucky to have you. All my love, Julie

Date: Nov 19, 2012
Name: Terry Sing
Entry: He was one of a kind & now he has joined Heavens choir. Bill, do choir people first choice of T-off times? You be missed by all who ever met you. I'm sorry we didn't get more time together but I never forgot you or your family. My sincerest condolences to Caroline, Billy, & Julie & all other family members

Date: Nov 19, 2012
Name: Larry
Entry: I was very fortunate to know Bill for a few years. Our conversations ALWAYS intiated on the question "how is your golf game going?" Even though I had not seen Bill in a while, I thought of him frequently. Bill, 'keep your head down in the fairway'!!

Date: Nov 19, 2012
Name: Vikki and Clif Sodan
Entry: This crazy world of ours lost such a wonderful man the day God took him home! His legacy of love, kindness, and compassion will live on through his children and grandchildren. my fondest memories are of spending every Thanksgiving with the Tarr family at our home in Elmira Ny. Also listening to your dad sing . God has a lead singer in his chorus.Our heart felt prayers to you all in this time of such a great loss of an amazing man, I am truely blessed to have had him as my Uncle. All our love Clif and Vikki (Bomysoad) Sodan

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: Suzi Delorey
Entry: Bill was my dearest male friend. We shared many laughs together and talks about the Lord. Without any doubt, he has no more pain and is singing away in heaven. I will miss him and our talks...but know we will be together again. I am blessed to have had such awesome times with him. May the Lord bless his family and comfort them at this time. Love and prayers Suzi<><

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: Barbara (Sing) Robson
Entry: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find solace in wonderful memories.

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: Big Dave Kranz
Entry: To Bill's Family: He has inspired my in my journey and helped alot of people that you probably never met. Our world lost a great man and know his belief will take him to a better place. Big Dave

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: denise ouellette
Entry: I have fond memories of uncle Bill when we used to visit the Tarr family in Rochester. My thoughts are with his loved one. denise

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: patti wilson
Entry: caroline,julie,billy, your dad was such a great person,he was a kind and loving uncle who will be greatly missed! rest in peace uncle bill.love you always ,patti wilson

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: SheilaL Stone
Entry: This news saddened me. Bill Was such a special man and an inspiration to me. I wish I could have paid my respects when he was alive I will always treasure my frienship with him. I hope he finsihes his beloved book while he rests in peace. God speed Bill I love and miss you. John and Sheila Stone

Date: Nov 18, 2012
Name: Christine Ouellette
Entry: My profound sympathies to my dear cousins and their families, upon the loss of their Father. May you be blessed Tarr, William Lewis Sr, of Inglis died on Nov. 15, 2012 in Largo, FL. Survived by daughters, Caroline Brown and Julie Tarr; son, William Tarr Jr; and two grandchildren, Darby and Maverick Zoccali that loved him dearly. William was born and raised in Ithaca, N.Y. to Charles and Helen (Szabo) Tarr. He graduated second in his class from Cornell University earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Relations and competed as a Golf Pro in the Eastern Open in 1958. His served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War in Air Sea Rescue. He continued to serve mankind throughout his life. There will be a memorial service at 2 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 21st at Hope Church, 7100 142nd Ave N, Largo, My most profound sympathies to my dear cousins and their families. May you be blessed with the strength and courage to cope with your loss, while celebrating the life of Uncle Bill, his contributions to his family and the world, and the way in which he touched us all. With much love. Christine

Date: Nov 17, 2012
Name: Tania O'Hara
Entry: WOW I didn't realize Uncle Bill was a golf pro. My love to all of Uncle Bill's family and friends during this time. I always remember thinking of all yall as my cool American cousins to include my flashy Aunt Margo who is always dressed to the 9's and Uncle Bill who just had a presences about him. I love you Uncle Bill! Love Tania (and my American daughter Delaney :)


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