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Aug. 6, 1947 – June 21, 2013

Stephen H. Carr, of Le Roy, the former head of the C.L. Carr Co. department store, which dominated downtown Batavia for more than 80 years, died Friday while doing one of his favorite pastimes, swimming. He was 65.

Mr. Carr was the third generation of his family to head the store, which closed in 2001, a victim of the national chain-anchored mall that stretched along the city’s western border.

An Army veteran of the Vietnam War, he attended Syracuse University.

Mr. Carr was a member of the Batavia Rotary Club, which honored him as a Paul Harris Fellow.

He also served on the Genesee County Industrial Development Agency.

He is survived by his wife, Anne Elizabeth Collier Carr, and two sons, Benjamin H.C. and Theodore M.R.

Services will be at noon Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, 301 East Main St., Batavia.