Kenneth Dale Tarr

Born: Wed., Mar. 4, 1953
Died: Tue., Jul. 23, 2013

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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.

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Kevin Tarr
   Posted Wed July 24, 2013
He was many things to many people. He was all that and more to me. A wonderful friend and a great brother.

Wendy Wagner Six
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
Alice, Karen, and families, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at the loss of Kenny Dale. May your memories of Kenny help you through your grief. Wendy Wagner Six, daughter of Donna Farnsworth Wagner

Pat and Lezlie Rooney
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to Alice and family. Kenny was a great person and always had a smile on his face. Always enjoyed talking to him when we would run into him. May he rest in peace.

Steve Scrimshaw
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
Simply unforgettable man....My deepest sympathy.
Steve Scrimshaw

KayLynn Hamilton
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
Fond memories of Ken that go back to my early days in Clinton County as a bartender at the Elks. Sincere sympathy to Ken's family and friends.

Chris Watkins
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I met Ken through the pool league at Chick's in Hummelstown. I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face and getting into "deep" conversations, conversations in which I most always learned something new. I will miss him dearly. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Ruth Bitting
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss.

Tami Butler-Cassel
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I met Ken at Chick's Tavern in Hummelstown. He was always a breath of fresh air; singing, laughing, telling stories; so full of humor and life experiences. As part of Ken's "bar family", I will sorely miss him! My deepest sympathy to Alice, Kevin and the rest of the family. RIP my dear friend...

I have been CRUCIFIED with CHRIST and I no longer live, but CHRIST lives in me. The LIFE I now live in the body, I live by FAITH in the SON of GOD, who LOVED me and GAVE HIMSELF for me. --Galatians 2:20

Corey Kepler
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
RIP Kenneth

Pete Lopes
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I am so sorry to hear about Ken. Ken was a great guy. Loved music and the outdoors. He will be missed.

Chuck Poleto
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
A great friend and will be sadly missed.
I am very sorry for your loss.

Bob Scrimshaw
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
What a sweetheart of a person he was. To me he was a great friend and a great cousin. Will be sadly missed.

Lucy Janerella
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
So sorry for your loss... Kenny was a Wonderful man !

Nicholas A. Kolish
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
I'd like to offer my condolences to "REDMAN" and his family. I always enjoyed your laughter and your vast trivial knowledge while playing at Underdog's. May you rest in peace.

Becky Cozzi
   Posted Thu July 25, 2013
He was a beautiful person. His smile and kindness won't be forgotten. Sending Hugs and love to Alice and family. None of us will forget Big Red.:(

Jay Houser
   Posted Fri July 26, 2013
Sorry for your loss. Kenny was a very happy man. He will be laughing with the Lord. No Doubt!!!!

John & Gloria Kelley
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Kenny will be greatly missed by all. Keeping you in our prayers.

John & Gloria Kelley

Gene Sockman
   Posted Mon July 29, 2013
I was fortunate to have had a friendship with Kenny for as long as I can remember. He was truly one of those people that the only memories I or many others have of him are good ones. I will miss him.

Christine (Witchey) Sherlock
   Posted Wed July 31, 2013
Alice & Family,

So sorry for your loss. I have been gone from Renovo for quite some time, but everytime I came home (FFF) I saw Kenny. What a joyful, wonderful person he was. I know he will be greatly missed by many. You are in my prayers.

Lisa (Brown) Bolivar
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Alice,

Luke Lorenz contacted me with the news. I am very sorry for your loss. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have met you both. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


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