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Peter James Carr, 95, Sports Illustrated Executive, Formerly Of Greenwich

CARLSBAD, Calif. - Peter (Pierre) James Carr, died Friday, March 22. He was 95.

Carr was born in New York City on June 19, 1917. He was the son of John Carr and Mary Finn Carr.

Carr served in the United States Navy during WWII and was part of a select group that deciphered and interpreted Japanese code. He spent the majority of his career at Time, Inc. and Sports Illustrated in New York. His career as an advertising executive allowed him to be instrumental in the launch of Sports Illustrated magazine in 1954, his employer for 45 years.

Carr and his family moved to Greenwich in 1957, where he resided until settling in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., in 1984. He was involved in St. Agnes Church in Greenwich and the Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe. He was a founding member of Burning Tree Country Club in Greenwich and was a member of The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

Carr is survived by his children, Kevin J. (Randa) of Simsbury, Conn., Brian P. (Nancy) of Cos Cob, Conn., Kelly Anne Winterbottom (Neil) of San Mateo, Calif. and Colin J. Carr (Debra) of Bend, Ore.; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; sister, Anne; brother, Tom; son, Michael.

A  Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Nativity in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Carr’s memory to AMVETS .

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