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Obituary: Joseph Samuel Tarrer III

Joseph Samuel Tarrer III born in Ft. Meyers, Florida on Jan. 30, 1936, passed peacefully on April 20, 2015. Mr. Tarrer was an 11-year resident of Prescott, Arizona.

Joe was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a former production manager of the New York Times.

He leaves behind his wife of 51 years Rosa Maria (Dominquez) Tarrer of Prescott, Arizona. He was a father to Vicki Pandoli of Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian Tarrer of Santa Barbara, California and Jennifer Henry, of Prescott, Arizona. He also leaves three sisters, Loretta Walker, Sylvia Eder of Tallahassee, Florida, and Mary Kay Roach of Quincy, Florida; five grandchildren, Stacy Rolph, Heather Trappe and John Anthony Pandoli of Charlotte, North Carolina, Paxton and Maddigan Henry of Prescott, Arizona; three great grandchildren, Taylor and Connor Rolph and Austin Campbell of Charlotte, North Carolina. Joe was proud of his two sons-in-law, Nathaniel Henry of Prescott, Arizona and David Pandoli of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mr. Tarrer began his professional life in the newspaper business with the Miami Herald as a college student, and later joined the Sacramento Union newspaper as a senior production manager. In 1972, Joe went to work for the New York Times (NYT) newspaper as a senior production manager responsible for printing nearly 2 million newspapers daily. Joe was also the president and publisher of other NYT owned newspapers in California including the Santa Barbara News-Press, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat and the Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Florida. At his retirement, Mr. Tarrer was the Vice President of the NYT regional newspaper group in Tampa, Florida.

In retirement Joe took on responsibility as a public arbitrator becoming certified by the State of Florida and in Arizona as a family and civil mediator. Joe Tarrer received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University-Sacramento. Joe was a kind and devoted father and a wonderful husband, who will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The passing of Joe leaves a void in the life of all who knew and loved him, we will always love you 'Baba'.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015, with military honors at the VA Chapel, 500 Highway 89, Prescott, Arizona, with inurnment at 1 p.m. at Prescott National Cemetery, 500 Highway 89, Prescott, Arizona.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to The Family Hospice Care Prescott, Arizona, in a tribute to Joseph Tarrer III.

Please visit to sign Joseph's online guestbook.

Services entrusted to Heritage Memory Mortuary Prescott, Arizona.

Information provided by survivors.

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