Joan Carr

October 26, 2021


Joan was born in the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh on May 8, 1940. She was very hardworking woman, whose previous employers included Woolworth and the United States Post Office. Her tenure at the U.S.P.S. was over 30 years. Joan is remembered for walking 8 blocks to take her homemade ice cream to the local nuns. She loved her sweets, particularly ding-dongs. She had a heart of gold and her generosity was beyond comprehension. She saw good in everyone she met, and would converse with all. She loved telling stories about her life and how she grew up. She never drank or cursed. She always was willing to help others.

Daughter of the late Clara and John Halloran; wife of the late John J. (Chooch) Carr;  survived by many nieces and nephews, including John Halloran (Valice) and Michelle Olive (Victor),  Melinda, Jesse, Maria, and Erica.

She always gave great advice with a smile and grace.

Services and interment were private.

Footprints in the Sand, Author: Carolyn Joyce Carty

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him,
he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the LORD about it:

"LORD, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you'd walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me."

The LORD replied:

"My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you."

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