Howard Charles  Tarr, Jr.'s Memorial

Howard Charles Tarr, Jr.
(1936 - 2012)


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Name: Mr Howard Charles Tarr, Jr.
Nick Name: Wowie
Gender: Male
Age: 76 years old
Lived: Monday, 13 July 1936 - Monday, 8 October 2012

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Howard “Wowie” Charles Tarr, Jr., 76, died October 8, 2012 from complications of congestive heart failure. His family was by his side.

Howard was born the eldest of 3 boys July 13, 1936 in Phoenix, AZ to Howard and Mabel Tarr. He graduated from Kingman HS in 1954.  From the University of Arizona, Howard earned a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1959 and an MBA in 1965. He also obtained a JD from the University of San Diego in 1974.  Howard served in the US Air Force from 1959-1963 and was stationed in Biloxi, MS and Japan. His fondest memories were those made with lifelong friends in high school and college where he met his wife of 54 years. Howard enjoyed gardening, genealogy, following UA sports, and his granddaughters.

He worked for General Electric and General Dynamics, and as a civil and patent law attorney.

Howard is survived by his wife, Vonda; brother, Patrick (Rosanna); son, Glen (Carrie; daughters, Debra, and Noreen Cabrera (Marino); granddaughters, Makenna and Kalia Cabrera, and Linden Tarr. He is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Robert “Bobby”.

A memorial service will be held at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, SD CA 92101 on Saturday, November 3rd from 11am to 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center,  St. Madeleine’s works to empower adults with developmental disabilities. Howard’s daughter, Debra, is a person with mental retardation and attends St. Madeleine’s.

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Fathers Name: Howard Charles Tarr
Mothers Name: Mabel Gladys Tarr (Gallagher)
Spouse's Name: Vonda Lee Tarr (Schuster)
Children's Names: Glen, Debra, Noreen
Siblings Names: Patrick, Robert
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: San Diego
Occupation: Legal
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Not Religious


Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: San Diego Chargers
Favourite Music Genre: Other
Favourite Artist: Perry Como
Other Interests:
Genealogy, gardening of exotic plants, following the University of Arizona sports, University of Arizona homecoming reunions, Kingman HS reunions.


Place of Passing: San Diego, CA
Date of Passing: 8 October 2012
Cause of Passing: complications from congestive heart failure
Type of Funeral: Memorial Service
Place of Burial: at Sea
Funeral Date: 3 November 2012
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