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Obituary for Jeffrey Carr

February 13, 1967 - May 28, 2017
Syracuse, New York | Age 50


Jeffrey Harlan Carr of Syracuse, NY passed away peacefully the morning of May 28th. Jeff was 50 years old and fought a courageous battle against breast cancer. Jeff grew up in Camillus and was a member of the football, wrestling and lacrosse teams at West Genesee. After graduating in 1985, Jeff took his legendary lacrosse skills to The College of The Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and LeMoyne College in Syracuse, NY. After graduating from LeMoyne, Jeff followed his adventurous spirit west and lived in Vail, CO for 10 years and Chicago for 5 years before returning to Syracuse. Jeff was the Marketing Director at Elmcrest Children's Center and a volunteer youth coach for the Valley Youth Lacrosse Association. He loved working with the kids on and off the field, and spending time with family and friends. Jeff's carefree and outgoing spirit will be missed, but will always be with us.

Jeff is survived by his mother Barbara Russell Carr; sisters Holly, Amy, and Katy; brothers Kelley, Bradley, and Brian; and a large contingent of nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded by his father, Bradley J. Carr.

The family would like to thank all of the caregivers from Upstate Cancer Center and all of the friends and family that have provided their love and support over the past two years.

Calling Hours will be held Thursday, June 1st from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Burns Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 2nd at 10:30 am at Holy Cross Church, 4112 E Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13214. Followed by a Celebration of Life from 12 – 3pm at Pascale's at Drumlins, 800 Nottingham Rd, Syracuse, NY 13224.

In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to Elmcrest Children's Center ( or the Upstate Foundation for Cancer Research (

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3175 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13224
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