Kenneth Dale Tarr, 60, died on July 23, 2013, at his home on Young Women’s Creek in North Bend, PA. He is survived by his wife Alice, whom he married on March 17, 1990.
Ken was born on March 4, 1953 in Renovo, PA. He was the son of the late Kenneth G. Tarr and Patricia J. (Scrimshaw) Wagner.
Ken was president of his 1971 graduating class from Bucktail Area High School and was a 1976 graduate of Lock Haven University with a Cum Laude in Physics.
After graduation Ken was employed by the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Plant in New Jersey. He returned to Renovo and worked in Quality Control for the Berwick Forge and Fabricating Plant and then Chem-Con. He then went to Harrisburg and worked as a computer contractor for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Revenue. Most recently Ken was a full-time employee with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue as an Applications Developer in Harrisburg. Ken was a member of the Elk's Lodge No. 334 and is a Past Exalted Ruler. He was a former Renovo Borough Councilman and a Representative on the Keystone Central School Board.
Whether he was playing cards, horseshoes , shooting pool, hunting or hanging out at Camp Little Late, sharing his musical talents with Whiskey Springs or traveling with his college orchestra, Ken was loved by all who knew him. He liked puzzles and finding the best way to solve them. Ken’s life was full of music, books and complicated calculations; big words, trivial facts and a wicked joyful sense of humor. He had a big shoulder to lean on, a smile with a twinkle in his eye, and a unique ability to make each encounter memorable, simply because he was there. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with his family and many friends. Our lives are infinitely enriched because he shared his life with us.
In addition to his wife, Ken is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Bob Sonntag, Williamsport, his brother Kevin Tarr, Middletown, step-children, Richard Davenport, Renovo, Robbin (Lynn) Davenport, Minot, North Dakota, Roland (Robin) Davenport, North Bend, and Jann Morton, Johnstown. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, numerous cousins, and one uncle, John Scrimshaw, New Mexico.
Burial will be in the North Bend Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Suggested memorial contributions include the Renovo Public Library, Western Clinton Sportsman’s Association, and Elk's Lodge No. 334.