• 38 years old
  • Born on January 31, 1980 in NY, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on November 9, 2018 .

-A memorial service will be held at Naval Station Norfolk starting at 1pm on Friday, November 16th. The location will be building U40. Doors will open at noon. For those without Naval clearance to enter the base, the meeting point for the shuttles with be at the Navy Exchange's Phoenix Movie Theater, which is located at 1500 Mall Drive, Norfolk, VA 23505. The first shuttle will be at 11:00 am and the last shuttle will be at 12:40 pm. A reception will be held after at 3pm at the Vista Point Restaurant on base, 1754 Massey Hughes Dr, Norfolk, VA 23511. 

-Flowers may be ordered from Colony Beach Florist in Virginia Beach,  757-490-3533 or colonybeachflorist.com (orders no later than Thursday early afternoon). Please have them delivered to the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel located at 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. 

-In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the VAW-VRC (Navy Hawkeyes and Greyhounds) Memorial Scholarship Fund. The mission of the VAW/VRC Memorial Scholarship Fund is to provide for the Navy family in the education of its children, and in particular, those of active duty or reserve service members, in the VAW (Hawkeyes) and VRC (Greyhounds) communities who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result of a military aviation-related mishap, or U.S. Navy enlisted personnel who are lost as a result of a combat aircraft loss or as a result of a military aviation-related mishap while assigned to a VAW or VRC squadron.http://vaw-vrc-memorialfund.org/ 

Posted by Tracy Skinner on 31st January 2019
Thinking about you today, this day, on what would have been your 39th Birthday. Would have definitely asked what you’d have planned for the big 40... You are missed, tremendously. #NYC #UES #917 #212
Posted by Ted Kratovil on 31st January 2019
Hey Carr, Think about and miss you all the time, but I am certain - as I can be - that Tovi and you have found a way to display fireworks to your fellow angels. Go Caps, Happy Birthday and Love You, Uncle Ted
Posted by David Kratovil on 31st January 2019
Thinking of you always, Carr, and especially on this day the 39th anniversary of your birth. May you be celebrating with all your Grandparents and Uncle Tovi! Happy Birthday, Uncle David
Posted by Louise Black on 31st January 2019
Our birthdays were just a couple days apart. Both "outlaw" aquarians born in 1980. You are missed today and every day, BIL.
Posted by Remylou Ago on 24th November 2018
I'm shock with the sad news. CDR Kratovil was one of the most kind, nice, and down to earth person I met. Rest in peace Sir.
Posted by Paco Sgon on 23rd November 2018
I never met Carr, but thanks to Mike, I heard many stories and the quality of person and friend he was. I am convinced that one day I will finally meet him and we could play golf together in heaven.
Posted by Kelley Black on 17th November 2018
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Rick and Kelley Black
Posted by Ashley Faires on 16th November 2018
KH, you were an inspiration to me and to us all, a goal to achieve. It was an honor to fly in your last flight today. You are truly missed. I’m praying for you and your family. V/r, Judy
Posted by Lauren Wolfe on 16th November 2018
I had the pleasure of working with Carr and got to interact with him almost every day. He was kind, funny, and hardworking. My deepest condolences to Kristi, and his family and friends.
Posted by Lyn Cushman on 16th November 2018
My heart breaks for the loss of Carr. He was such a wonderful role model for all of us and particularly for his cousins. We were all so very proud of him. It was an honor to know him and a joy to follow his amazing career in the Navy. He will be missed. My love to the whole family in this painfully difficult time. Lyn
Posted by Mindy Bush on 15th November 2018
Our hearts are broken. Our lives are changed. Carr was the very first person we met when we moved to Norfolk. Our family was relocating with the Navy from Corpus Christi, TX and we knew we had found a great rental when we met our next door neighbors Kristi and Carr. Carr had the most kind heart and looked out for us as a military family. We moved here the week that Norfolk got snow and Carr had warned us the city would shut down. He salted our walkway and steps and after the snow shoveled everything so our kids could come out and play when they woke up. We enjoyed talking to him every day and getting to see the “puppies” as my kids would say. Carr was someone who never seemed to have a bad day. His popped collar and contagious smile was something that I looked forward to seeing when coming and going throughout our weeks. Our street is now quiet and lonely without you to light it up. I hope you are no longer in pain and you are in Heaven with a scotch and cigar in hand. Kristi you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. We are here for you today, tomorrow and in the future. Sending you all of our love... Matthew, Mindy, Emma & Benjamin
Posted by Bett Cornetta on 15th November 2018
This is heartbreaking. I met Carr a few times through our dear mutual friend. He truly lit up a room with his words of wisdom, tremendous knowledge and warm, big smile. My deepest condolences go out to his family and lovely wife Kristi. I can’t imagine your loss Kristi of your love and best friend. May God embrace you and give you strength. Carr’s lust for life, enthusiasm and beautiful warmth will forever be his legacy. We are all better for having known him.
Posted by Patricia Speer on 15th November 2018
Dearest Kristi, we are so sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Our hearts go out to you and your pups. Craig recalls your excitement at Easter a few years ago when you wanted to prepare lamb for your husband and how cute that was. We have missed you and would love to have you back! May your memories sustain you through this difficult time. Patti Speer and Craig Coker
Posted by Kelsey Williams on 15th November 2018
Dr. Kratovil, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My heart goes out to you and your loved ones.
Posted by David Tracy on 15th November 2018
It was an honor to serve as his Maintenance Master Chief during his Maitenance Officer tour at VAW-126. He was an exceptional leader. Rest in peace and prayers to his family.
Posted by Tracy Skinner on 14th November 2018
You and Kristi were constants at my events. Always smiling. Always laughing. Always inviting. My heart is broken, knowing you won’t be at the next one. Our commonality and my appreciation for you - another NYer - set us apart from all others, in any room. You shared facets of yourself, your life, your loves and things you didn’t always enjoy, without hesitation. It is why I will cherish all the times spent in your presence. My prayers are with Kristi, your entire family, “Loki,” “Thor” and “Mr. Salty.” Regretfully submitted.
Posted by Bill Kozlowski on 14th November 2018
Commander Carr Kratovil achieved what many could only dream of and was a witty and cheerful mentor to many. He made us better Sailors and inspired us to become better men and women. It was an honor serve with him.
Posted by Marissa Baxter on 14th November 2018
I'v known of you for over a year and really just now got to know you. You were a funny, easy going guys. Always had his collar popped really to go!!! You always had your two cents to add. Which now it’s priceless. It hurts my heart to have to say good bye. So I won’t. I will see you later! Thank you for the good flexing picture I have.
Posted by James Coleman on 14th November 2018
A man with a smile that lite the room when he enter is how I remember CDR Kratovil. Never had a bad word to say about anyone. I was and will forever be honored to have served with him. Rest in peace my friend.
Posted by Catherine Quintal on 14th November 2018
We knew Carr mostly when he was a boy - the most cheerful, openhearted, loving boy you can imagine. Always full of enthusiasm and spirit, friendly, outgoing, cheerful and warm. Who would not have loved him? His art teacher at the Buckley School remembers him as having "the merriest spirit", and that was certainly true. We were so proud of him when he joined the Navy, serving his country and making all his friends proud. Though we seldom saw him in later years, he remained a bright spot in our lives - with news of his work and annual photographs. Our hearts are with his dear parents, wife, brother, sister in law and two nieces and nephew and colleagues. Our love and admiration for him will go on.

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