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Rev. William C. Carroll S.J.

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Rev. William C. Carroll S.J. Obituary
April 5, 1936 - October 24, 2017 Father William Charles Carroll, S.J., died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 81 years of age, a member of the Society of Jesus for 58 years, 48 years a priest. Bill was born in Los Angeles April 5, 1936. He graduated from Loyola High School (1954) and Loyola University of Los Angeles (BS, Biology, 1958) and after one year at Creighton University's medical school, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Los Gatos on August 14, 1959. His Jesuit studies took him to Spokane (BA, Philosophy, Gonzaga, 1964), Alma College (MTS, Theology, Santa Clara University, 1971), as well as to Loyola University, Baltimore, (MS, 1988, Ph.D. in pastoral counseling, 1992), and Bangalore, India, for ascetical theology. Bill taught Latin and English at Loyola High School, Los Angeles, before his ordination, but his later ministry was primarily in direct pastoral and clinical counseling. He directed retreats and was involved in the Marriage Encounter program in Los Altos and San Jose, served as chaplain at Valley Medical Center and O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, and was a counselor at Southdown, Ontario, Canada, a residential center for priests and religious with addiction or mental health issues. From 1994 to 2000, he was professor of psychology and counseling education at Canisius College, Buffalo, NY, and served as a clinician in the counseling center. After a year as parochial vicar at Old St. Joseph's Church, Philadelphia, Bill came to Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, and did ministry in local parishes and rest homes. Bill was predeceased by his parents John Lyman Carroll and Monica Auger Carroll. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Carroll Absey and her husband Don, of Calabasas, CA, and several nephews and nieces and grandnephews and nieces in the Southern California area. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, November 18 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, 300 College Avenue, San Jose, CA 95030, with burial at Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, 490 Lincoln Street, Santa Clara 95050. Donations in memory of Father Carroll may be made to Jesuit West Province, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031, or to a charity of your choosing.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 7 to Nov. 14, 2017
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