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Gary J. Carr

Posted: Thursday, Oct 17th, 2013


Gary Jay Carr


Gary Jay Carr died September 29, 2013 at Retsil Veterans Home in Port Orchard, WA, from complications of Alzheimer’s.

Gary was born in Butte, Montana to Jay and Ethel Carr (Mecredy) on August 23, 1938. He went to school in both Butte and Helena, Montana, where he joined the United States Navy in 1956. He spent the majority of his service as a Submarine sailor, starting out on Diesel Submarines and retiring from the Nuclear Submarine U.S.S. Ohio as the COB in 1986 after 30 years serving our country and rising to the rank of Master Chief. Gary helped build the DSRV, a Deep Submerged Rescue Sub, and was a Navy diver. When he retired his chest was full of medals and a room full of awards. After retiring, he never went too far from his Navy. He spent years working with the Inactive ships at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as Foreman.

Gary married his true love, Josephine (Jo), in December of 1964. With that marriage, he gained his beloved son, Keith Genovese. Gary and Jo then had a daughter together, Melinda.

Gary realized his dream of boat ownership. He was a member of the Bremerton Yacht Club and the Commodore in 2000. He loved his boat, the Seadragon (named after one of his submarines), and spent many hours refurbishing it. Gary and Jo made many wonderful trips and memories on their boat and with their friends and family.

Gary leaves behind his beloved wife of 49 years, Josephine; Daughter, Melinda Carr Knapp and her husband, Donny; Son, Keith Genovese; Grandchildren, Jennifer Genovese, Kimberly Genovese (Mike), Nicole Capron (Paul), Logan Knapp, Dylan Knapp, and Carly Knapp; Sisters, Donna Sinnott of Helena, Montana, and Dolly Ness and her husband Troy of Newport, Oregon; 6 Great Grandchildren; 3 Nieces and 3 Nephews; And many beloved Friends!

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