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Carl R. Saar
April 2, 1936 ~ August 8, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Carl Robert Saar died on Tuesday morning, August 8, 2023 at his home in Brooklyn Park, Maryland after a struggle with COPD and other illnesses. He was 87 years old.
Carl was born to Ruth and Louis Saar in Taylor, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Taylor High School in 1954, Carl worked at a silk mill until he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957. He was stationed in Fort Sill, Oklahoma and Fort Meade, Maryland. After his military service, Carl moved to Baltimore. He took a job at USF&G Insurance Company where he worked in the actuarial department. His career at the company spanned 30 years and he retired in 1991. After retirement, Carl regularly volunteered at Partners in Care and the Transformation Center.
In 1956, Carl met his wife Alice in Taylor, PA through his dear sister Elaine. Alice and Carl married on July 5, 1958. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. Carl and Alice had two children, Brenda Ann and Karen Ruth.
Carl was a man of deep faith and dedicated much of his life to service at the First Baptist Church of Brooklyn. He was church treasurer and deacon. Carl loved sports, playing basketball and football in his youth, and church league basketball and softball as an adult. He was a loyal fan of the Baltimore Orioles, the Baltimore Colts and later, the Baltimore Ravens. Carl also cheered for every team his daughter, grandson, and granddaughter played on, especially women’s soccer and lacrosse at Baltimore City College. Carl loved vacationing with family, and his favorite vacations were with his wife Alice in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In his later years, his woodworking hobby spawned the creation of many original birdhouses which he shared with family, friends, and neighbors.
Carl was predeceased by his parents and his older sister, Lois Reed. He is survived by his wife, Alice, his daughters, Brenda Lindley and Karen Saar, his sons-in-law George Lindley and Jeffrey Reeser, his sisters, Elaine Saar and Carolyn Brombacher, his brother Lou Saar, and his grandchildren, Erin and Brian Few, Adam Lindley, Elena Reeser, and Madeleine Reeser. He has five great grandchildren: Cullen and Declan Few, and Albert, Edith, and Rupert Lindley.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 11:00 am at Streetlite Christian Fellowship, 3801 5th Street, Baltimore, MD. Family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to The Transformation Center, 3701 4th Street, Baltimore, MD 21225 www.transformationcenter.tc