Donald F. Carr, 71, of Mutter Street, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at his home.
Born in Holyoke, he was the son of the late Donald and Wanda (Swazlowski) Carr.
Don graduated in 1960 from Williston Academy and received his bachelors of science degree from Middlebury College in Vermont.
He retired as an accountant for Wallace Tax in Northampton. Don was a Vietnam War veteran serving with the United States Army, a shareholder with the Pulaski Club in Easthampton, and a I.R.S. enrolled agent.
He leaves his wife Karen Carr; his son Nicholas Carr and his wife Elodia Villasenor of San Francisco, Calif.; his step-daughter Sara Harvey and her husband David of Springfield; his brother Jonathan Carr and his wife Mel of Decatur, Ga.; and his grandchildren Henry, Itzia and Maya.
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Don was on my dormitory floor freshman year at Middlebury, and he was my roommate the second half of sophomore year. We maintained some contact when I returned to Wiliston-Northampton to teach, and a bit later while I was at the U of MN, Duluth. We lost contact around 1976 or so. Before we went to see the movie “Black Orpheus,” he explained to me the Greek myth first, so I could understand the film. In talking about Williston he subjected the headmaster to some of the ideas of Martin Buber in not the most favorable light. He was a classic cynic who could find the dark side of any issue. But, as they say, you need to destroy a culture before you can rebuild it. I, for one, will miss his perspective of the anarchist. What he was like since 1980 I have no idea. I will remember him fondly for the time I when knew him.
Rick Seybolt, ’60