Donald David Carra, 66

Donald David Carra, 66, of Port Washington left this world to make his journey home to paradise, on July 20, 2013.

Don was born at Hotel Dieu Hospital, in New Orleans on March 28, 1947. Don enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and was a proud member of the 101st Airborne Division. He then went on to become a talented, hard-working master carpenter.

Don was a non-conforming free spirit who dared to be different and blazed his own trails. Those who had the pleasure to meet Don were immersed with his kindness, outrageous sense of humor, intelligence, charm, wit and unmistakable, contagious laugh. He will be remembered for his passion for God, country and freedom. The “way of Don” is best expressed through his unconditional, indiscriminating, charitable heart.

Don was preceded in death by his loving mother, Shirley Munch; his brother, Robert Carra; and s t e p f a t h e r, Raymond Munch. He is survived by his devoted and adoring partner of 21 years, Sharon Stroh; his stepchildren, Jericho (Brianna) Haust and Amara Haust; his twin sister, Donna (John) Surniak; sister, Lisa (Chris) Tyre; and brother, Ray “Skosh” Munch. Don will also be missed by other relatives, many, many friends and Minka, too.

A memorial service for Don will be held on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 4 p.m., at Cornerstone Church, 1187 Falls Road, Grafton. All are invited to remain after the service for refreshments, friendship and sharing memories of Don. A celebration of Don’s life is being planned for the near future. Details will be posted on a Facebook page for Don Carra’s Celebration of Life.