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James Edward Carr

August 14, 1948 ~ August 19, 2020 (age 72)


Vero Beach, FL-James Edward Carr, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Salem, NY, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters, Jenifer Zeglin (husband Albion), Jessica Carr (husband Matthew Johnson), Sandra Perry (husband Steve); grandchildren Noah and Julia Zeglin, Cameron and Ryan Perry; brother John Carr (Millicent); sister Jane Dintaman (Wes); Uncle, Glen Tigner; Aunt Grace Steinfurth, and a wonderful extended family.

Predeceased by mother, Velma Pocock, stepfather, Gary Pocock and father James Elmer Carr.

For over 20 years, James Carr was Santa to the Salem, NY community.  He gave of his time, energy, warmth and love, most recently at Gardenworks, creating a magical experience for children and adults alike at Christmastime.  He cherished his volunteer fundraising through pictures with Santa for children’s organizations such as Lunch, Learn and Play, the free summer program for children in grades K -9 at the Historic Salem Courthouse Community Center.

James and his family request that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to HSCPA (Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association (HSCPA), P.O. Box 140, Salem, NY  12865 with “Lunch, Learn & Play” on the check memo line.  Online donations can be made to  Under special instructions please indicate LL&P in memory of James Carr. HSCPA is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization.

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Lunch, Learn and Play Program, checks payable to HSCPA, memo, In Memory of Henry Oswald
P.O. Box 140, Salem NY 12865

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