Bob Carr Foundation
September 25, 1946 to January 29, 2003
Bobby Carr passed away on January 29, 2003 at age 56.
He is survived by his wife Jackie, and four children, Ryan, Darren, Kirsten, and Meghan.
Bobby was a long time member of AOH Division #32, Sean MacBride, serving two terms as president. Bobby also served as County vice president under Kevin Donohue. Bob was a moving force in bringing the AOH into the forefront of political activism, most notably, he worked hard on getting the information out to the other divisions on the MacBride Principles, and hosted informational meetings explaining and promoting the Principles.
He lobbied our legislators in Harrisburg, and got Mike Fisher interested in the cause. Mike spearheaded the legislation, which ultimately was signed into law. It took a lot of hard work because the MacBride Principles were not very popular initially, with the general public.
After stepping down as president of Division #32 Bob stayed very active; serving as Master of Ceremonies at our annual Communion Breakfast; he served on various committees like the annual golf outing which has become one of the divisions success stories, raising money for the many charities supported by our division.
Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity described Bob’s life. He was never too busy to help out and usually did more than his share. He was responsible for bringing many new members into the order, including me. One of his greatest pleasures was marching with pride in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. He could usually be found on one end of the famous “England Out of Ireland” banner, and then later at the Pour House in Carnegie.
His family and AOH brothers will sorely miss Bob.