Joseph Carroll, 89, of Carlisle, passed from this earth into heaven on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at the Church of God Home, Carlisle.
He was born on November 10, 1923 in Philadelphia. He was the ninth and last surviving child of the late Michael and Susan (Dunne) Carroll who emigrated to the United States from County Cavan, Ireland in the early 1900's. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight siblings, Thomas, Margaret, James, John, Anne, Edward, Catherine and Mary.
Mr. Carroll was a veteran of WWII, serving 20 years in the Navy and retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He later retired from the Hershey Medical Center, Derry Twp., PA.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jessie (Hockenberry) Carroll whom he married on May 4, 1948; four sons, Stephen and wife Teresa of Duncannon, Michael and wife Karen of Gardners, Timothy and wife Teresa of Dillsburg and Kevin and wife Melanie of New Cumberland; two daughters, Joan Wonders and husband Kenneth of Boiling Springs and Margaret Young and husband Harry "Cork" of Columbia; 13 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013 in Fairview Bethel Church of God, 800 Old Forge Rd. New Cumberland. Viewing will be one hour prior to services Thursday in the church. Burial with military honors will be in Fairview Bethel Cemetery, New Cumberland.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Fairview Bethel Church of God Memorial Fund, 800 Old Forge Rd. New Cumberland, PA 17070 or to the Forever Caring Fund, Church of God Home, 801 N. Hanover St. Carlisle, PA 17013.
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Web Master Notes:
was admired by all who knew him. He
reported aboard the USS Sigsbee DD502 June 10, 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard NY as
RM2/c. September 17, 1945 Joseph Carroll, RM 1/c transferred to USS Vesole
DD878 at Pearl Harbor..
Our deepest sympathy to the Carroll family.