BELFAST — Col. John D. Carr, 87, of Belfast passed away on April 29, 2022, in Bangor.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1934, in Exeter, N.H., to George and Rose Carr, one of seven children, all boys.  The family moved to Belfast in 1949, where he attended Crosby High School.

Col. Carr enlisted in the Marine Corps in June 1953 and was released from active duty as a sergeant in 1956. In 1957, he commenced study at the University of Maine, where he graduated in 1961. Commissioned a second lieutenant that same year, Col. Carr began his career as an infantry officer with the 3rd Marine Division.Col. Carr participated in various operations in Vietnam from 1967-to 1968 with the 3rd Marine Division. He completed Amphibious Warfare School in 1971 and Command and Staff College in 1981. He served as the commanding officer of Marine Barracks at the Naval Base, Brooklyn, N.Y., and as the commanding officer of Marine Barracks at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick.

Col. Carr’s personal decorations include the Silver Star Medal, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat V device, the Purple Heart, and various other medals and decorations.He was predeceased by his parents, and brother George.Col. Carr is survived by his wife of 65 years, Sally (Thompson) Carr of Belfast; one son, David Carr, and his wife Kim, and their daughter Anna, all of Los Angeles; brothers Daniel, Nathan, Bernard, James and Winslow Carr.A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, May 10, at 1 p.m. at Grove Cemetery in Belfast.

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home.  Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.