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Longtime service station owner 'Stoney' Carr dies of cancer


C. Burke "Stoney" Carr of Ellicott City, owner and operator of service stations in Wheaton, Waldorf and Woodlawn from the mid-'70s to the mid-'80s, died Aug. 10 at his home after a five-year bout with cancer. He was 55.

Before leaving the service station business for a civilian job at Fort Meade in 1986, Mr. Carr ran the Shell service station at Forest Park Drive and Security Boulevard in Woodlawn. He retired from Fort Meade for health reasons in 1989.

He previously worked for Proctor-Silex and SCM Corp.

A native of Baltimore, Mr. Carr graduated from Baltimore City College and attended the Baltimore Business College.

served in the Navy from 1954 to 1962 on active duty and in the reserves.

Mr. Carr was a member of the Edmondson Heights-Westview Optimists, Ben Franklin Lodge No. 97 A.F. & A.M. and enjoyed fishing, golfing and camping.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Jean Cossentino; his father, Charles B. Carr of Ellicott City and a sister, Carol L. Smith of Catonsville.

Services for Mr. Carr took place Aug. 13 at St. James United Methodist Church in West Friendship.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Drive, White Marsh, 21162.

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