Eric David Marr, 36, grocery store worker, volunteer

August 10, 2006

Eric David Marr, a grocery store worker who volunteered with the elderly, died of a brain tumor Saturday at Union Memorial Hospital. The Rosedale resident was 36.

Mr. Marr was born in Riverside, Calif., and moved with his family to Baltimore's Homeland neighborhood in 1972. He graduated from the old Hannah More Academy in 1989.

Mr. Marr, who celebrated his birthday July 17, was diagnosed with a brain tumor 12 days later, family members said.

"During his early 20s, he was able to overcome mental illness and lived an independent life for the last 12 years," said his sister, Emily Marr Johnson of Canton.

For the last 18 months, Mr. Marr worked at the Mars Supermarket in Lutherville, greeting customers and helping them with their groceries. Earlier, he had been a crew member for six years with Basement Waterproofing Nationwide Inc.

In his spare time, Mr. Marr enjoyed working with the elderly and children.

Every Wednesday, he visited elderly patients at Mariner HealthCare on Belair Road, his sister said. "Similarly, on Sundays he traveled to Cambridge with an outreach program devoted to young children and adults."

Mr. Marr had been a Colts fan and was an avid Orioles and Ravens fan. He liked watching boxing and Rocky movies, and vacationing with his family in Rhode Island, his sister said.

He was an active member and assistant chaplain at Greater Grace World Outreach Church, 6025 Moravia Park Drive, where services will be held at noon tomorrow.

Survivors also include his mother, Kathryn Crowley Marr of Roland Park; his father and stepmother, Michael and Susan Marr of Baltimore; and a brother, Michael Marr Jr. of Albany, N.Y.

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