George E. Tarr, 70, Vietnam Veteran

George E. Tarr, 70, of Haverhill passed away May 30 at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston after being stricken ill suddenly at his home four weeks ago.

Born in Danvers he was the son of the late Osmond R. and Lois M. (Vance) Tarr. Raised in Danvers, he attended Danvers Public Schools and was a graduate Danvers High School, class of 1962. A Vietnam veteran, Tarr served his country in the U. S. Army. Tarr was employed as a machinist for Technical Manufacturing in Peabody and later Valley Manufacturing in Groveland for many years until his retirement in 2002.

An avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing softball in local leagues. He played in the Twilight League and umpired many softball and basketball games. As his children were growing he was very active and coached in Little League baseball. He was an active member of the Lifeline Baptist Church in Haverhill. George was the Chaplain of the American Legion Post 248 in Groveland.

Tarr leaves his beloved wife of 45 years, Pamela L. (Spurr) Tarr; three sons, Kevin G. and his wife Kari Tarr of Davenport, Fla.; Jason P. and his wife Jacqui Tarr of Haverhill and Christopher S. and his wife Lisa Tarr of Haverhill; six grandchildren, Tyler, Brittney, Cameron, Chloe, Carson and Averi Tarr; brother, Richard P. Tarr and his wife Janet of Webster; sisters Mary E. Parker of Haverhill, Lois Parker of Exeter, N.H.; Marylin Griffin of Haverhill, Virginia Knowlton, of North Andover and Marion Michaud of Olde Town, Maine. He was predeceased by siblings Alberta Lindsey, Janet Piowtroski, Helen Tarr, Osmond Tarr and Billy Tarr.

Friends and family are invited to call Tuesday from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, 486 Main Street, Haverhill. Funeral services for Tarr will be Wednesday morning at 10 in the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Main Street, Groveland. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Lifeline Baptist Church, 14 Brandy Brow Road, Haverhill, MA 01830.