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John H. Tarr

December 2, 1940 ~ September 25, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Obituary

John H. Tarr, 81, of New Alexandria, died unexpectedly September 25, 2022, of natural causes.  Born December 2, 1940, he is predeceased by father, Harry M. Tarr, mother, Viola (Lape) Tarr, brother, Paul A. Tarr, sister, Ada L. Charlson, and sister in-laws, Kathy Tarr and Goldie Tarr.  A graduate of Derry Area High School, he lived in New Alexandria his entire life with the exception of his time serving in Vietnam in the U.S. Army. He retired from Chestnut Ridge Foam, formerly Toyad Corp., in Latrobe.  In his retirement, he became a familiar figure to many during his long walks along Route 22. He entertained his family with the interesting objects he found along the road and was the recipient of many acts of kindness from passersby, both friends and strangers.  He will be missed by his siblings, Harry Tarr, Philip (Betty) Tarr, Bob Tarr, and Ruth (Dan) Baxter, as well as many nieces and nephews, his long-time neighbors, John and Mary, and his close friends, Bob and Becky.  John always said he marched to a different drummer. And he did.  Family and Friends will be received Thursday, September 29, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at P. DAVID NEWHOUSE FUNERAL HOME, 215 Church St., New Alexandria, PA 15670, 724-668-2248, where a funeral service will take place Friday, September 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Dunsmore officiating.  The Latrobe-Derry Veteran’s Honor Guard will provide military honors in the funeral home Friday at 9:45 a.m.  Private burial will follow at Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Tarrs, PA.  The family suggests memorial donations in John's name be made to a favorite charity of your choice.  To purchase flowers or send an online condolence, please visit www.NewhouseFuneralHome.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
September 29, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

Visitation
Thursday
September 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

Military Honors
Friday
September 30, 2022

9:45 AM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

Funeral Service
Friday
September 30, 2022

10:00 AM
P. David Newhouse Funeral Home
215 Church St.
New Alexandria, PA 15670

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