371 Hooker Avenue | Poughkeepsie, New York | 12603
Obituary of David Stephen Carroll
David S. Carroll of Poughkeepsie, passed away on Sunday, March 12th at Vassar Brothers Medical Center after a brief illness.
Dave was born in Poughkeepsie on December 4, 1947, to the late David P. and Helen (Franz) Carroll.
Dave graduated from of Arlington High School class of 1966 where he played football and ran track. He then graduated from Miami-Dade Junior College, and Marist College, in Poughkeepsie with a B.S. in Business.
Dave served honorably in the U.S Army from 1968 to 1976 attaining the rank of Staff Sgt. He served valiantly in Vietnam and Korea and was very proud of his service.
Upon his return to Poughkeepsie, Dave worked in banking and rose to the position of Branch Manager at Mid-Hudson Savings Bank. In 1982, Dave joined IBM Corporation in East Fishkill as a financial analyst, where he continued to work until his retirement in 2009.
On April 25, 1971, he married Joan Stoll at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Poughkeepsie. They were married 51 years at the time of his passing.
Dave was a member of BPOE #275 in Poughkeepsie for 29 years and was a past treasurer. He was also a member of the American Legion #739 in Pleasant Valley for 46 years and was a past commander.
Dave enjoyed watching the birds, deer hunting, sitting on the patio in the spring and summer, and watching old westerns. His grandchildren, Hunter, and Mackenzie were the light of his life. He didn’t miss a scouting event for Hunter, a dance recital for Mackenzie or a school concert. He enjoyed them wandering in and out of the house, talking with him or just fooling around. He loved to see Mackenzie do her gymnastics in the den and this year he even got to see Hunter play football at Arlington High School as a freshman. He stayed in touch with his friends and Army buddies and enjoyed a drink on Friday or Saturday evenings at the Elks.
He was pre-deceased by his parents, Helen and David Carroll, his stepfather Louis Kelsey, his son, Stephen Jeffrey, and his sister, Barbara Scotti.
Dave is survived by his wife, Joan, daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie, and Chuck Miller, son, David E. and grandchildren, Hunter and Mackenzie Miller, all of Poughkeepsie. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Calling hours Friday, March 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, 371 Hooker Ave. in Poughkeepsie. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 18th at 10 am from the funeral home.
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