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  • John Carroll

    John Carroll

John Francis Carroll, 74

Aug. 17, 2014

John Carroll

John Car­roll

John Fran­cis Car­roll, 74, of Rotonda West, Fla., passed away Sun­day, Aug. 17, 2014, at Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal after a brief ill­ness, with his wife Margie and close friends, the Romanos and the Maz­zo­las, at his bedside.

Born Jan. 8, 1940, in Man­hat­tan, N.Y., to Irish born par­ents Christo­pher and Mar­garet (Dwan) Car­roll, John attended the St. John School in the Bronx from grades 1–7 and then Price Col­lege in Amar­illo, Texas, through high school.

Mr. Car­roll served in the U.S. Army for two years dur­ing the Cuban Cri­sis. After his duty he returned home to marry the love of his life, Margie. John and Margie would have cel­e­brated their 50th anniver­sary Fri­day, Aug. 22.

They moved to Rotonda West 14 years ago from Dal­ton, Pa. John was the town­ship super­vi­sor for Dal­ton for many years and a past mem­ber of the KOC. He was a sys­tems ana­lyst for 40 years with the Met­ro­pol­i­tan Life Insur­ance Co. and had the bril­liance to retire at the age of 55. He also assisted many oth­ers in retir­ing early.

Mr. Car­roll was a mem­ber of St. Fran­cis of Assisi Parish in Grove City; the Engle­wood Coast Guard Aux­il­iary Flotilla 87 and the Rotonda West neigh­bor­hood watch. He loved to work on com­put­ers and read. He had the gift of gab and appre­ci­ated the same in oth­ers. John was truly unique.

Sur­vivors include his devoted wife, Margie; two sis­ters: Jane Antil of Con­necti­cut and Mar­garet (Jerry) Diskin of New York; a brother, Chris Car­roll of New York; and numer­ous nieces and nephews.

A Memo­r­ial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Mon­day, Sept. 15, at St. Fran­cis of Assisi Catholic Church, 5265 Placida Road Grove City, with Mil­i­tary Hon­ors to fol­low. A lun­cheon will be held in the Church Hall.

The Rotonda West Asso­ci­a­tion lost a valu­able mem­ber of its vol­un­teer corps with the sud­den pass­ing of John F. Carroll.

John was a pro-active Rotonda West Asso­ci­a­tion com­mit­tee mem­ber who rarely missed a board meet­ing. He also was a reg­u­lar at other asso­ci­a­tion meet­ings. He was truly a thought­ful and ana­lyt­i­cal voice in our com­mu­nity. He cared enough about his com­mu­nity to ini­ti­ate a gath­er­ing of com­mu­nity activists who met reg­u­larly for break­fast. The social event always led to seri­ous dis­cus­sions about com­mu­nity mat­ters with John lead­ing the way.

The RWA Board of Direc­tors and staff extend sin­cere con­do­lences to Margie and family.

Arrange­ments by Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc. with Pri­vate Crematory.