Charlie Carroll of Littleton, Colorado was born on May 15, 1933 in Pittsburgh, PA entered into eternal life with his heavenly Father on June 8, 2021.
He was predeceased by his father and mother Charles Carroll Sr and Elizabeth Stickney. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Marilyn Estey, son Craig Carroll, daughter Ann Carroll and daughter-in-law Sue Humm.
He spent his early life in Pittsburgh before moving to Miami by way of Havana, Cuba – where he and his mother lived with his American born grandparents a few months while his father became settled, readying their home.
Charlie received his BA in commercial art at the University of Miami where he was also a member of the ROTC and Kappa Sigma fraternity. His first military assignment took him to Denver, CO where he was stationed at Lowry Air Force Base then Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
Charlie left the military in 1968 when he accepted a position as Director of Utilities in Englewood, CO and later as Deputy Director of Utilities in Aurora, CO. He received an MA in Public Administration at the University of Northern Colorado.
Charlie's personal life included a love of skiing, as auxiliary patrol in the Breckenridge Ski Patrol and as host of the 'Over the Hill Gang'. He participated in local stage productions, had a love of singing in choirs both in the military and his church. He had a love of cars, eventually buying an automotive repair business in Denver, CO after his years in public service.
Charlie was passionate about the city of Littleton, involved in the community as president of Historic Littleton, board membership with Friends of the Library, the Denver Posse and the creation of the Littleton Jazz Festival organization where he organized an annual jazz festival in addition to other concerts. Charlie cultivated a large network of friends over the years and stayed close to all until the end. Charlie will be remembered for many things- his humor, pursuit of art and ink drawing, his love of stage acting and choir participation, his faith, and love of his family and friends.
Charlie's funeral service and reception will be held on Monday, June 21st at 10:30 am at the Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 South Datura Street, Littleton, CO 80120.
In lieu of flowers, the Carroll family requests donations to the Littleton United Methodist Church or the American Lung Association
. Condolences can be made on Charlie's Tribute Wall at www.EllisFamilyServices.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Ellis Family Services, Funeral and Memorial Care, 13436 W. Arbor Place, Littleton, CO 80127.
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Published by Colorado Community Media on Jun. 19, 2021.