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Friday, July 24, 2015

Eldyn L. Karr, 68, of Newbury Park, California, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA

Eldyn L. Karr
“former Shinglehouse, PA resident”

Newbury Park, California -- Eldyn L. Karr, 68, of Newbury Park, California, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away at home Saturday, July 18, 2015.

Born August 31, 1946, he was a son of Willard and Ella Austin Karr. 

Mr. Karr was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Shinglehouse, PA, Class of 1963. He held degrees in Biology and Religion from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Mr. Karr was the Public Relations Director for the Voice of Prophecy, the radio ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, from 1974 until his retirement on December 31, 2014. He was a talented writer and editor of the Voice of Prophecy News.

He was a member of the Thousand Oaks Seventh-day Adventist Church and regularly attended services at “The Place Adventist Fellowship” in Newbury Park, California. He enjoyed travel, was a professional photographer, and loved to read. He faithfully returned to Shinglehouse for his class reunions. 

Mr. Karr had an incredible ability for organizing and remembering the history of almost everything – especially his beloved Voice of Prophecy. He kept personal and professional archives of the Voice of Prophecy, which span a period of forty years.

Surviving is an uncle, Perry (Ellen) Austin of Shinglehouse; and many cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA with Pastor Lynn E. Gatz of the Coudersport Seventh-day Adventist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748. 

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