Charles R. Tarr Jr., 64

Charles "Chip" Tarr Jr.

Charles "Chip" Tarr Jr.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT — Charles R. “Chip” Tarr Jr., 64, died of natural causes at his residence in Craftsbury Common, Vt., and is in a place of peace.

He was born Aug. 27, 1950, in Bridgton, to Charles R. and Gail H. Tarr. Upon graduating from Bridgton High School in 1968, he joined the Marine Corps and served honorably in Vietnam, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines. Chip received a Meritorius Combat Promotion to Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. This is a singular honor and is awarded to Marines in hostile fire areas who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, and decisiveness. He was a true patriot and was very proud of his service.

When Chip returned, he pursued a career as a Master Electrician in his hometown of Bridgton. Chip was a talented cabinetmaker and could fix anything. He enjoyed sports including NASCAR, Red Sox, and the New England Patriots.

He is survived by his four children, Becky Terry, Kate Palman, Carrie Tarr, and Kevin Tarr; five grandchildren; brothers Tom Tarr, Rick Tarr, and sister Lindsay Walbridge. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother Scott Tarr.

Burial will take place in a family plot at Forest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton in the spring.

Contributions may be made in Chip’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedworriorproject.org

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