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Robert W. Carroll

1923 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Carroll , Robert W.

Robert W. Carroll of Radnor, Pa, formerly of Croton-on-Hudson, NY passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Mr. Carroll was an Executive of the New York Central and Penn Central Railroads where he rose from steno-clerk to the office of Corporate Secretary of both entities.

Mr. Carroll was raised in Croton-on-Hudson. He was the son of Catherine and John Carroll. He graduated from Croton-Harmon High School and attended evening courses at New York University's School of Commerce evenings. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard as a Petty Officer First Class, during World War II and was assigned to the USS Nemesis on anti-submarine convoy duty in the Atlantic.

Mr. Carroll was a member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries; the International Association of Legal Administrators; American Bar Associate (Law Office Associates); Knights of Columbus; Friendly Sons of St. Patrick ; Veterans of Foreign War; and Overbrook Golf Club. He was listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Railroading. He was awarded the Legion of Merit Award in 1982 by the Chapel of the four Chaplains.

He was married to Mary Bernardine Dugan Carroll on June 1, 1946. Mr. & Mrs. Carroll raised five children; Kevin M. (Mary), Edison, NJ; Dennis P. (Kathe), Croton-on-Hudson, NY; Terrence J. (Susan), Conway, S.C.; Maura A. Moses, Phoenixville, PA; Monica E. (Carl) Valente, Germantown, MD. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter and two grandsons.

On Friday evening, Feb. 15, friends may call at the Edward F Carter Funeral in Croton-on-Hudson. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton Saturday, February 16. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Verplanck, NY.

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Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 15, 2013
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