James Bernard Carroll, age 75, after a brief illness. Born in Chicago to Bernard James and Helen Louise (nee Rita) Carroll. Loving husband of Marlene Fiala Miller Carroll for twenty-four years, proud father of Steven (Jenny) Carroll, Danny (Sarah) Carroll, Mandy (Steve) Schoiber, Joe Miller, Jodie (Bob) Mathews, Jean Norris (Vince Norton), Jackie Zahn (David Sanchez), and Jolene (Michael) Gargula. Loving grandfather to Michael (Callie), Steve (Angelica), Nicholas, Bobby, Tony, Ashley, Amber, Ashley, Giuliana, Justin, Rachel, Ethan, Adam, Lea, Ben, Amy, Jasper, Wylder, Colton, and Isabella. Great grandfather to Bryce, Jude, and our Angel Baby Mason. Devoted brother to Rita Carroll, the late Richard (Sherry) Carroll, and Dr. Elaine Carroll. Affectionate uncle to many nieces and nephews. If you were his life-long friend, you already know who you are and how Jim felt about you. Jim graduated for St. Mary of Mount Carmel in 1959, Reavis High School in 1963, University of Illinois at Chicago in 1968, and Kent College of Law in 1976. Jim served as outside General Counsel for the former Standard Bank & Trust of Hickory Hills for thirty-five years. Of counsel at Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP. Jim was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1976, was a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and was admitted to the Supreme Court in 2013. As a young man, Jim was a licensed pilot. After graduating from college Jim served in the US Army until he was honorably discharged in 1970. During law school Jim worked for the Internal Revenue Service. Jim retired to Bonita Springs Florida in 2018 where he and Marlene enjoyed the fellowship of many friends old and new. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 8:45 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy and Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL to St. Stephen Deacon & Martyr Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment private at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Please leave a memory for the family on Jim's Tribute Wall; your stories will bring comfort to his family. www.sheehyfh.com
Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 14, 2021.