Anthony M. Carrk, Sr.- October 17, 2018

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 RAVENA-----Anthony M. Carrk, Sr., 60, died peacefully Wednesday, October 17, 2018, in his home surrounded by family and friends who loved him so. Tony’s life embodied the values he held dear: family, faith, and community. Even in his sickest days he wanted to go and do for others.  His love inspired all who knew him; his generous spirit made us all want to be better people; and his grit showed us all how to deal with life’s challenges with grace and hope. He lived those values to the very end in his battle with cancer.

Tony was born and raised in Ravena, New York, to the late Frank and Nancy Carrk on September 11, 1958. His parents instilled those core values that he passed down to the future generations.  For the last 40 years, Tony made his journey with his beloved wife Ann by his side. The bond they formed as teenagers only deepened with time. Their whole was greater than the sum of their parts. Together they raised a family and built a home open to anyone who walked through the door.

Tony enjoyed sitting by the campfire, swimming in Lake George and the ocean, and rooting for his alma mater, RCS, and the New York Jets and Mets.  Tony left an imprint on the countless lives he touched at Powell and Minnock Brick, RCS School District, the New York State Thruway, and Albany City Schools.

           Tony is survived by his wife, Ann Borowiec Carrk. His children, who he lived his life for, TJ/Tony and Lizzy Carrk; Mandy and Jim Latter; and CJ Borowiec.  Six grandchildren that lit up his life, Joey Latter, Trey Latter, Anthony Latter, Celia Carrk, Diego Carrk, and Taylor Latter. His loving siblings Barbara (George) Williams, Tom Carrk, Frank (Bernie) Carrk, Susie (Dan) VanSlyke, Christopher Borowiec and Charlie Brooks.  He also has many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and treasures that will miss his youthful presence.

The family would like to thank all the dedicated medical professionals who helped Tony battle cancer for the past 18 years, particularly the doctors and nurses at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and New York Oncology and Hematology.

A celebration of Tony’s life will be held with a mass Saturday, October 27th at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena New York.  Calling hours will be Friday, October 26th at Babcock Funeral Home, 19 Pulver Ave, Ravena NY, from 3 pm - 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Tony’s name to St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena New York where he was a faithful communicant.