Gerald Richard Tarr, Sr., former member of the custodial and grounds crew at the College, died on November 20, 2004, in Lewiston, Maine.
Born on May 20, 1927, in Lisbon Falls, he attended Lisbon Falls schools. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater of operations as a member of the First Cavalry Regiment. He worked as a groundskeeper at the College from 1966 to 1990, when he retired. He was elected an honorary member of the Bowdoin Alumni Association. He was a member of the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church and the American Legion Post 158 of Lisbon Falls. He is survived by his wife, Faye V. (Gayton) Tarr, whom he married in 1951; a daughter, Darlene F. Tarr of Lisbon Falls; a son, Gerald R. Tarr, Jr. of Lisbon Falls; three half-brothers, Lloyd Tarr of Enfield, CT, Orrison Tarr of Lisbon Falls, and Maurice Tarr of Pickens, SC; and three grandchildren.