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Tarr, Peter

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August 29, 1950 - December 9, 2017

Tarr, Peter

Peter (Pete) Tarr, 67, of Farmers Branch passed away on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at a local hospital. Mr. Tarr was born in Szekesfehervar, Hungary. In 1956 Pete, his father and brother escaped Hungary on foot during the Hungarian Revolution. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and graduated from El Centro College.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ted Tarr, and a sister, Beata France.  Pete is survived by his mother, Irene Tarr of Little Rock, Arkansas; one brother, Gabe Tarr (Emily) of New Boston, Texas; nephews, Dr. Russell Tarr (Charity) and Stephen Tarr(Laurie); and one grand nephew.

Pete enjoyed target shooting, scuba diving, playing chess and riding his motorcycle. He was a dog lover.

Pete was employed at the City of Dallas Security Division. The family would like to thank all of the City Hall Family for their visits and support during Pete’s illness.

Mr. Tarr served proudly in the U. S. Army and was a Viet Nam veteran.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Operation Kindness, 3201 Earhart Dr., Carrollton 75006, or a charity of your choice.

The family will be receiving friends and extended family for a visitation and viewing on Saturday, December 16, 2017 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

The family will also be receiving friends and extended family for a visitation and viewing on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Immediately following the visitation at 11:00 am will be the funeral at the funeral home.

Graveside services, with military honors, will follow at the DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211.

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Helen R. McIllwain

January 02, 2018 7:35PM

Dearest Pete, This is not goodbye ~ We will be forever, my dear most loved. Kisses in your hand for now and later! God Bless your family and loved ones.

Tammy Branicky

December 29, 2017 10:37AM

I met Pete at Fidelity years ago. We had so many good times working together. He was my "work family". I am so sad to hear of his passing. I know he's in Heaven drinking cups full of Mercado Juarez salsa, oh how he loved that stuff! I am truly blessed to have known Pete!

Monica B Schemp

December 28, 2017 5:51PM

I knew Pete when he worked at Fidelity. He was a true gentleman, had a great sense of humor and a warm smile

Deepest sympathy to family and friends

Mark Helm

December 28, 2017 4:49PM

I met Pete while working at Fidelity Investments in the early 90's and was able to get to know him well since we worked 12 hours on a shift and sometimes all night. He was a hard and dedicated worker and had a sharp and witty sense of humor. He was also a true gentleman Needless to say working with Pete was always an adventure and always fun with great conversation (and good food)

Pete found out my father in law was from Hungary and we were able to get him and Pete together a few times at our home. They had some great times meeting and Pete always brought a Hungarian dish (on his motorcycle no less...)

RIP Pete, you made the world a better place and left a smile and light upon all you touched.

Viktoria Fekete

December 22, 2017 8:55AM

Dear Tarr Family,

We are terribly sorry about your loss. Pete was a good man whose life was cut short before his time. We will always have fond memories of our time with him. Pete gave Zsuzsi the best Dallas tour ever, taught her clay pigeon shooting and playing darts. May all who loved Pete remember the amazing, funny man he was.
What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.

Nyugodj Békében!

Fekete & Tarr Family from Hungary and New York

Martha Ballew

December 18, 2017 9:37AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. You will definitely be missed. RIP, my friend.

Ann McKeown

December 18, 2017 7:46AM

Pete will be missed by his family and friends. May everyone find strength and comfort during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, rest in peace.

Beverly Snow

December 17, 2017 8:13PM

I did not know your loved one but saw his obituary on the Patriot Guard website. As the widow of a Vietnam veteran suffering from Agent Orange, I would like to say "Welcome Home!" May your service NEVER go unnoticed and may God give you a well deserved rest for a good job, well done!

Darryl Coleman

December 16, 2017 3:21PM

You will be missed Pistol Pete. Rest in Peace and we will meet again. My Deepest Condolences to the family and friends.

Helen Richardson McIllwain

December 16, 2017 2:13PM

My dear Pete. What a charming man and good friend. You are always in my heart. Q

Margie Saabedra

December 16, 2017 11:54AM

I'm sorry for your loss. I will keep the family in my prayers.

Jan Garrett

December 15, 2017 4:08PM

Our loss is heaven's gain. But he will be missed. RIP, friend.

Mariza Perez

December 15, 2017 2:37PM

Pete's Friendship was a Blessing to me. I Thank God for letting our paths cross. Pete will be greatly missed.

My Condolences to all his family.


December 15, 2017 1:16PM

Your were an awesome co-worker☺☺
We had soooo many conversations about life and the inner workings of the Social Security me "Sassy Sasser"

Prayers for the family....

Tamera Tignor

December 15, 2017 7:09AM

A valued member of my City of Dallas Family. For those of us who frequented the 4th and 5th floors you will remember him as the guard outside the manager and council offices. He treated everyone the same whether you were there for business or a homeless person passing through City Hall, he treated everyone with respect. Reading about his life, you will know that behind that calm demeanor, quiet smile and gentle authority was a man who had seen much, contributed much and none of us knew what built the man, we just knew finished product. Prayers for the Tarr family and for our city family who worked along side him every day.

Nate Williams

December 15, 2017 1:23AM

Though I didn't know Pete very long, he always seemed very dedicated to his job. He always addressed me in a kind soft tone. I wish I had gotten to know him more.

Deirdra West

December 14, 2017 4:40PM

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your loved one; may the Lord strengthen and comfort you. Pete will be missed by many at Dallas City Hall and I will personally miss his friendly demeanor and him teasing me about my love for food.

Phillip Glassman

December 14, 2017 4:29PM

I met Pete in '75, when he worked at the 1st National Bank on Elm. I remember his easy going personality and his white Grand Prix. In the early 80s he took me and my date up on the roof of Rennasiance Tower a couple of times at night. The girls were impressed. Sometimes it's who you know. Last time I saw him was in the 90s when he worked in Las Colinas. Although I'm in no hurry, I look forward to seeing him again. Until then RIP old friend.


December 14, 2017 12:56PM

It's no secret that Pete [Pistol Pete] what I always called him,was one of my closest friends in Security.We shared many serious secrets and thanks for attending my wife birthday dinner.Miss you dearly.RIP Love you man

Dan Sheppard

December 14, 2017 9:43AM

Pete I was proud to call you my friend and fellow veteran.You will be a great soldier in heaven and be missed here on Earth.
Condolences and prayers for your family.
RIP P.Tarr

Barbara Moore

December 14, 2017 9:25AM

My prayers and condolences are you all. I never knew his name but i was the kindest person i encountered on a regular basis. R.I.H. Pete Tarr.

Greg B.

December 14, 2017 7:59AM

A true gentlemen; sorry to hear of his passing. Thoughts and prayers for his family.

Sonya Kyllonen

December 14, 2017 7:11AM

What a joy it was to see his always smiling face as I came to work each day! Always had a positive word to say..You will truly be missed..

Paul Tanner

December 14, 2017 1:11AM

Condolences to the Tarr family. I first met Pete when he started work at Fidelity Investments it seems like eons ago. Very dedicated employee and always came to work with a fun-loving attitude. I’m so sorry to hear about his passing.

Liliana Trujillo

December 14, 2017 12:04AM

Rest in peace.. Condolences and prayers to the family and friends. God bless⚘

Lorri Ellis

December 13, 2017 11:42PM

Pete was a great guy and my Chinese food buddy. Whenever I ordered he was right there...and if I didn’t remember to ask him he would make comments all day. He loved his hot and spicey sauce. You will be missed Pete.

Della Lowe

December 13, 2017 9:26PM

Pete will be truly missed, I am going to miss his smiling face walking around City Hall. Rest in Peace Pete until we meet again. My prayers go out to his family.

Joel Lavender

December 13, 2017 7:20PM

Stunned to here of Pete's passing, he was always a pleasant person in and around City Hall. Pete was a class act, a man of honor and a great storyteller.
My prayers of strength go out to his family during this challenging season.

Teresa Culiver

December 13, 2017 5:59PM

I’ll always remember Pete has the ONLY guy I trusted to take me on a motorcycle ride. It was a honor knowing you and we all will truly miss you. RIP Pete...

Sarah C.

December 13, 2017 3:32PM

I am sorry to here of his passing. He was a nice guy, and I enjoyed seeing him around City Hall.

Dedric Crumpton

December 13, 2017 10:54AM

You were hard to read when I first started with security but our love for riding motorcycles lead to a bond stronger than coworkers....May you Ride the streets of Heaven Brother Tarr

Cpl. P. Evans

December 13, 2017 6:46AM

Not just a co-worker, he was a friend. I looked forward to seeing him come in to work in the mornings. He will be truly missed by many. Condolences for the family.

R.I.P. Pete Tarr

Robb Mikulesky

December 13, 2017 2:18AM

Pete was a great guy. He was genuine and loved to talk. He was a caring person who really wanted the best for everyone. He will be missed. Always remembered, Never Forgotten. I is with honor and respect I say rest in peace. Till I see you again my friend.

Ken Houston

December 12, 2017 6:56PM

I had the distinct pleasure in hiring Pete many years ago. He simply blew our hiring panel away and easily made our top candidate list. Now he interviewed very well but that is not what stood out to me. As he uncrossed his legs and exited the room I noticed the black and grey argyle socks that he was wearing. I immediately told the panel "I want him on my team" it was all about the socks. We will miss you Pete and may the Lord strengthen your family.

N. Mayfield

December 12, 2017 6:29PM

Unseen, unheard but always near in our memories. Praying for strength and comfort during the loss of your loved one. Cpl. Tarr will be missed. My Deepest Condolences to the family.

Victor Partida Gonzalez

December 12, 2017 3:40PM

I remember Pete and his love of food. Pete often told me of many a good restaurant in Dallas and other areas of Texas. Pete always knew what was on the menu at the convention center which was one of his favorite places to go for lunch. Pete will be missed dearly. RIP Pete and may God give his family strength during this time of mourning.

Jo Lyszczyk

December 12, 2017 1:55PM

Thoughts and condolences. Pete will be missed.