Shawn Carr

Shawn Carr, 41, of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.  He was born on October 9, 1976 in Mechanicsburg, PA and raised in Dillsburg, PA. 

Shawn earned a degree in Criminal Justice at Shippensburg University and degrees in nursing at Harrisburg Area Community College and Penn State University.  He was a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Units at Holy Spirit Hospital, Harrisburg Hospital and West Shore Hospital. Most recently Shawn was a Nursing Resource Coordinator at Hershey Medical Center and Nurse Practitioner Student at Kaplan University.  Shawn enjoyed spending his time with his loving wife and daughters.  He was an avid sports fan rooting for the Hershey Bears, Maryland Terrapins, Miami Dolphins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Phillies, Baltimore Orioles and Harrisburg Senators.  He also enjoyed traveling, camping, and playing music.

He is survived by his best friend and wife, Lori Carr of Mechanicsburg; his daughters, Anna Taylor and Caitlin Carr of Shippensburg; his mother and step-father, Rose and David Bentzel of Dillsburg; his sister and brother-in-law, Melissa and Kevin Zangari of Dillsburg; his nephew and niece, Anthony and Avelyn Zangari of Dillsburg; his brother, John Bentzel of Dillsburg; and many more family and friends who loved him.

Shawn was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and uncle; he was a fun-loving and loyal friend; and an exceptional, caring, well-respected nurse and colleague.  Shawn will truly be missed by so many.

Services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:00am in Vibrant Church, 1775 Lambs Gap Road, Mechanicsburg, PA.

The Sullivan Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carr family.





I send sincere sympathy and love to Lori, Anna, Kaitlin and Rose and David Bentzel as well as Brothers, sisters and all relatives. I pray for God’s blessing and comfort to all. Grandma Helmink


I cannot imagine the loss and sadness you are all feeling. May you find some peace and comfort through precious memories you have of Shawn.


Lori: across space and time and our nursing school friendship of nearly twenty years ago, I send my sincerest condolences to you and Shawn's family and friends. While I got to know Shawn on a few sparing occasions, I really enjoyed his company and ease of connecting and talking with him. I well remember your Nebraska wedding reception and meeting Shawn for the first time and the good energy and spirt that your union with Shawn produced. You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Your Bryan School of Nursing and Nebraska Wesleyan University Pal, Gabe

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