Carole A. Carr
August 4, 1941 – October 31, 2018
CAROLE A. CARR. On Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Carole A. Carr, loving wife of David D. Carr, passed away at age 77. Carole was born on August 4, 1941 in Cleveland, OH to Frank and Annie Kuznik. Carole was a prominent philanthropist in Northeastern Ohio. Her dedication and commitment to education, healthcare and the arts were transformative. Her leadership of the Five Star Sensation raised more than $20 million to support patient care, research and supportive programs and services at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. Carole was a lifetime trustee at Gilmour Academy, where she and her husband, David, helped establish the endowment and scholarship program. She was a trustee at Cuyahoga Community College, where she received an honorary degree in 2015. Her support of Playhouse Square spanned numerous decades and hundreds of performances. Carole was also an ardent supporter of Providence House and was honored for her vision and promise to provide shelter and love for babies and children in crisis. In addition, she served on the board of The Cleveland Ballet. Carole and David were married in June of 1982. Their home was the scene of numerous gatherings and holiday celebrations, and the couple was known for the festivities around David’s favorite celebration, the 4th of July! Carole cherished her family - Cathy Merckens, David M. Carr (Angela), grandchildren Samantha and Charlotte Merckens, Joseph, Justin, and Michael Carr, and great-grandson James. She was a beloved “Auntie,” cousin and friend of many. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Our Lady Chapel at Gilmour Academy (34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, OH) at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Annie Kuznik Scholarship at Gilmour Academy, 34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, OH 44040. Interment Lake View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at THE DiCICCO AND SONS FUNERAL HOME 5975 MAYFIELD RD. MAYFIELD HTS.,(at Lander Rd.) FRIDAY 4 TO 8 PM. Online condolences and guest registry www.diciccoandsonsfh.com
Annie Kuznik Scholarship at Gilmour Academy
34001 Cedar Rd., Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Interment Saturday, November 10, 2018
Carole A. Carr
November 5, 2018
I had the privilege for several years of shooting fireworks on the Carr's lawn. Carole and David were always very gracious and I am saddened by her passing. The world lost a good person.
My heart is with David and the family and I shall pray that this time of sorrow passes smoothly. All my love,
November 5, 2018
My condolences are with family & friends. I enjoyed being with Carole for the short time I was there, thank you for allowing me to have that opportunity. My thoughts & prayers are with everyone. Rest in peace Carole.
Sandra MacDonald MAFFITT
November 4, 2018
Carole and I had been friends for 72 yrs. we met in kindergarten! Over the years during some very hard times in my life carole was there for me. She did some things for my kids and I that I will never forget. We shared so many memories and many laughs together. I rarely came to Ohio since moving to Florida 20 yrs, ago but I was in Cleveland last June. My husband and I were riding by her home and he pulled in!, I went in walking thru the house calling her name. I realized when I got to her bedroom she wasn’t home. Her housekeeper told me she had gone to last minute lunch. We were leaving for home the next day so when she called later that day we could t get together. Oh how I now regret this. I will never forget the nice things she and David did for me.
November 3, 2018
Carole was a very kind and bigger than life person She and David were the most generous people I have ever known
She will be missed by all