Memorial services for Scott W. Tarr, 58, of Massena will be held on Saturday March 26, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Assembly of God Church. There will be no public calling hours. Scott passed away after a courageous battle against cancer on Monday 21, 2011 at his residence on Maple St., Massena, in his wife’s loving arms.
Scott was born on April 2, 1952 in Portland, Maine to Charles R. and Gail Howe Tarr. He was the first graduating class in 1970 at Lake Region High School in Naples, ME. He married his wife Lori Ann on Belknap Mountain in Gilford, NH on June 2, 1990. Scott was employed at Dow Electric, Inc. in Malone.
He wore many hats in his lifetime, he had 40 years in the Electrical field starting as an apprentice electrician in 1970 for the family business, Tarr Electric in Bridgton, ME. He became a state licensed master electrician in the states of Maine and NH in 1975. He had 12 years overall field experience as a master electrician and foreman, and six years full time instructor with a state teaching certificate for electrical occupations.
He taught states of Maine and NH electrical apprenticeship programs. Sixteen years full time Estimator/Project Manager. Three years full time Purchasing Manager and two years as Senior estimator in the commercial division. An achievement Scott is most proud of, is that he submitted a curriculum, which he developed to the State of Maine electricians examining board and it was approved as the first High School or College level program to meet the Apprenticeship’s required hours of classroom instruction. This meant that a graduate from his program needed only the required “on the job” training hours to be eligible to take the State’s Journeyman exam.
Scott was very active in his community over the years as a coach of football, baseball, softball, soccer and basketball for his children. Scott enjoyed playing softball and hockey with his buddies, where he was lovingly known as “Gretsky”.
Scott owned and operated his own DJ business for many years, Tarr Tunes, in Massena. He was the “music man” for many occasions including karaoke. He was a drummer and/or guitar player for many bands as well. Scott loved music and sharing happy times with his friends and family. Scott enjoyed hunting, and was an avid motorcycle rider, he loved the time spent with great friends riding both here in Massena as well as in Orlando, FL.
Scott is survived by his wife, Lori; three beautiful children, Meredith of Laconia, NH, Brian of Alexandra, NH and Evan of Massena; granddaughters, Anna, Grace and Cynthia all of NH; his loyal dog, Lola; his brothers, Tom and wife Mary Ann of Gorham, Maine, Charles of Craftsbury Common, VT, and Ricky of Boothbay, Maine; a sister, Lindsay of Portland, Maine; and many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his father, Charles in 1979 and his mother, Gail in 2003.
Scott will be missed by many and will continue to live on through our memories and the celebration of his life at the Bethel Assembly of God. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Scott’s memory to American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge in Burlington, VT 05401 and to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley. We owe a world of thanks to Hope Lodge New England Division, 237 East Ave. Burlington, VT. 05401-3412.
Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com. Scott's final words were "Be Happy" and I said Yes, be happy, for life is short my friends. Peace.