Raymond V. Carr Age 78 of Wilmington, DE passed away December 25, 2002 at home.

Born in Parsons, PA, Ray was the son of the late Patrick J. Carr and Mary Cahill Carr. He grew up in Wilkes Barre, PA (East End). He attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY until he enlisted in the Army in 1943, where he served with the 1269th Engineering Combat Battalion. After the war ended, he graduated cum laud from the University of Scranton in Scranton, PA.

Ray came to Wilmington in 1948, where he began a career with the DuPont Company in the agriculture & chemicals department. He retired in 1985 after 37 years of service. Since that time he had been a real estate agent with Prudential, Fox & Roach.

Ray was a member of Delaware Veterans Post #1 and VFW Post #2907.    He was also a 4th Degree Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

He was a member of the DuPont Country Club for 46 years, where he served on the social and dance committees.  Ray enjoyed ballroom dancing and participating in the LPGA Golf Tournament each year.

He was an avid fan of University of Delaware football.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marie McDonald Carr; a daughter, Kathleen Carr Halliday of Bethany Beach, DE; 3 grandchildren, Emily K. Halliday of Annapolis, MD, Sara E. McMahon of Williamstown, NJ and Adam D. Halliday of Annapolis, MD; and 1 great grandchild, Joseph Patrick McMahon of Williamstown, NJ.   He was anticipating the birth of a great granddaughter in April 2003.

There was a memorial mass at the St. Joseph on the Brandywine Roman Catholic Church, Old Church Rd., Greenville, DE on Saturday, January 4, 2003 at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810 or to the Ronald McDonald House, PO Box 1995, Wilmington, DE 19899.