Harold DeCarr

Obituary of Harold DeCarr

DOLGEVILLE – Mr. Harold J. "Deke" DeCarr, age 84, of Utica, passed on March 12, 2017 at his home.

He was born on May 11, 1932 in Richfield Springs, NY, to the late Albert and Eva (Dunn) DeCarr. He was educated in Dolgeville schools, graduate ‘Class of 1950.’ A talented athlete, he lettered in football, baseball and basketball. He was proud to have been on several championship teams under the leadership of Coach Bynon. In 2005 he was inducted into the Dolgeville Football Hall of Fame along with his sons Scott and Doug. As a teen, he did an apprenticeship with Smiley Surveying in Dolgeville. He also briefly attended college at Cortland.

His marriage to Lois Margaret Borst took place May 15, 1954 at St. Joseph’s Church in Dolgeville. The couple attended that church for many years. He had a long career in the construction field and retired as bridge superintendent from Bell Construction Co. in Rochester.

He is survived by his wife, Margie, his children, Amy (Patrick) Clearey of Middleville, Michele (Bill) Cleary of Shephard, Montana, and their children, Jessica, Dustin, and Billy; Doug (Nancy) DeCarr of Foxboro, MA and their children, Alexa, Austin, and Blake; and Mary (John) Burrows of San Diego, CA and their children, Brandon and Bryn, granddaughter, Heather DeCarr, along with great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and In-Laws. He was predeceased by his son Scott DeCarr and a grandson, Nate Dineen, as well as brothers, Carl, Don, Charles and Robert, and his nephew, Joe DeCarr.

His funeral arrangements are with The Enea Family Funeral Home, 220 North Washington Street in Herkimer, NY. Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea (315) 866-1011. There are no services. The family will hold a graveside ceremony at Rural Park Cemetery, Inghams Mills at their convenience. Online notes of sympathy may be shared by visiting www.eneafamily.com on the Internet.