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John Warren Carroll


1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
John Warren Carroll Obituary
Carroll, John Warren ESCONDIDO -- John Warren Carroll, 87, born January 8, 1926 in Escondido, passed away on December 6, 2013 of natural causes. The son of William and Adeline Carroll, John grew up in the San Diego area with his brother Bud and sister Jeanette. Upon graduating from San Marcos High School in 1943, he joined the United States Navy serving as a radio operator on the minesweeper U.S.S. Motive in the Pacific until the end of the war. After receiving an honorable discharge he enrolled at Loyola University and graduated in 1949 with a degree in Philosophy. He went to work selling life insurance for Crown Life of Canada and soon married Phyllis Claire Menne of Oxnard, CA, taking up residence in the San Fernando Valley where they raised six children - Colleen, Patrick, Maureen, Mary, Thomas and Daniel. After more than 50 successful years in the life insurance business, John retired and he and Phyllis moved back to the San Diego area, residing in Rancho Santa Fe until his death. John was a wonderful husband, father and all-around great guy with an outgoing personality and pronounced sense of humor. He loved his wife, who preceded him in death in 2011, cherished his children, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, was active in numerous Christian charities, enjoyed fishing and especially relished a day with the horses at Del Mar. Services with Catholic Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at the Church of the Nativity, Rancho Santa Fe. Memorials are welcome and may be disseminated to Catholic charities of your choice.

Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Dec. 20, 2013
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