Steven (Steve) Patrick Carroll 53, passed away in Maple Valley, Washington on June 11, 2017. Steve was born on May 10, 1964, in Denver, Colorado. Steve was the fifth child of Richard (Dick) and the late, Kathleen (Kay) Carroll. The family moved to Indianapolis when Steve was a toddler.
Steve was a 1982 graduate of North Central High School. He graduated from IUPUI in 1986 with a degree in Marketing. Steve worked in sales. After graduating from IUPUI, work sent him to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then Seattle, Washington. Steve loved golf and maintained a low handicap, enjoyed cooking, photography, and coaching his children's youth sports. Steve was a true "do it yourselfer" around his house. He took a lot of pride maintaining a beautiful yard. Steve enjoyed listening to his favorite music while working in the yard. Steve loved his dogs Sam, Boone and Kimber. He was also a huge NFL fan. His favorite teams were the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, and Pittsburgh Steelers. Steve was always a very gracious host to any visitor.
Steve is survived by his two children, Alexander (Alex) and Katelyn (Katie) Carroll and their mother, Jill Rouda Carroll of Puyallup (Seattle) and her parents, George Rouda (Puyallup) and Sophia Rouda of Pittsburgh. Steve is also survived by his father, Dick Carroll of Indianapolis, sister, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Sandorf, husband Kermit, sons, David (fiancée Colette), Daniel (Liz) and daughter, Kathleen Stahl (Chas), all of the St. Louis area, a brother, Mark, wife Greta of Carmel, Indiana, daughters Hilary Turchan (Tyler) recent to Chicago, Hannah, and son, John, both of Carmel. Steve is survived by his niece Megan (Carroll) Senour, husband Gabe, of Fishers, Indiana. Steve is also survived by his nephew Christopher Carroll of Muncie, Indiana. Steve is a great uncle to nieces/nephew, Madison, Charlotte, Lucy, Jack, Grace, and Jolene. Steve is also survived by his aunt and uncle Mimi (Mary Alice) and Doug Yando of Malone, New York and cousins and families of Scott Yando of Charlotte, NC, Todd Yando of Colorado, and Tim Yando of Myrtle of Beach, SC.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother Kay, brothers Philip and Christopher, grandparents, Jeremiah (Jerry) and Alice (Arnold) Reilly (Malone, NY) , grandparents, Philip and Gertrude (Lynch) Carroll (Malone, NY) and an aunt, Patricia Reilly (Malone/Syracuse, NY).
Steve left us way too young. He will be missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, his children ask that you might make a contribution in memory of Steve to either: The University of Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Model System. They conduct research to inform and change policy for individuals with TBIs. The homepage is: http://tbi.washington.edu/ (scroll down to Donate and open the Douglas Brain Injury Rehabilitation Fund, then open Donation Amount). They also ask that you consider the Recovery Café Seattle. Recovery Café Seattle, helps people in addiction recovery. The homepage is: http://recoverycafe.org/ (Click on Get Involved, then Donate).
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To Alex and Katie, my sincere condolences to you. You are both so young to lose your father and my heart goes out to you. My husband, Paul, and I spend a semester in the Netherlands with Steve in 1985 and have many fond memories of our time together there. Though it has been many years since we've seen him we remember him fondly.
Alex and Katie, If you cannot communicate with Sarah, please contact me directly by mobile phone (81-90-1667-9563) or e-mail (email@example.com) . In addition to my guiding you to Tokyo and Japan, please frankly ask me on Japan related issues including your business. As far as possible, I would like to contribute to you. 15 classmates are feeling sorry that Steve is no longer with you, but we are also believing that Steve would continue loving you very much from Heaven.
To Alex and Katie, my sincere condolences to the two of you. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to you and your entire family. I spent a semester abroad with Steve in the Netherlands and I will always remember his smile and laugh. He always seemed to enjoy life, so I'm so sorry he is no longer with all of you. May he now find eternal peace. God Bless.
Alex and Katie, I studied with Steve and IU students in 1985. As per your request to Sarah, many classmates would contribute to a charity for Steve. My sincere condolences to all of Steve's family and friends. Steve was nice, brave and modest. He gave me storing and impressive messages.when I was in trouble. You can communicate with me Via Sarah, so please frankly visit me in Tokyo. I would look forward to my guiding you in Tokyo very much!!!
As one of Steve's classmates in Tilburg, The Netherlands (1985), I have so many fond memories of Steve. We spent many months living, laughing, and I suppose sometimes studying together. Steve even endured my outbreak of chicken pox during a trip to Kitzbühel, Austria! I am so sorry he was taken from you so young. My sincerest condolences to all of Steve's family and friends.
Steve is one of my first cousins and was born 6 years before me. The first time I went to IN I don't remember much, I was too young, but the second time I met him he came to Malone, NY with his family. Our Nana's neighbor Joe was a crazy trout fisherman and he took the Carroll boys out trout fishing one day. I was so disappointed that I wasn't allowed to go with them because I was having so much fun with them. That was a great week or so that summer, we had a lot of fun. A few years after that we went to IN for Beth and Kermit's wedding. I remember Steve hanging out with us and introducing us to a girl in the cul-de-sac, thinking how funny his accent was, Phil's Ayatolla Khomeini dartboard on his bedroom door, and the wedding of course. I was about 17 when I saw him again, this time it was for our Nana's funeral. A somber event, but it was still good to hang out with him - if something bad happened you would want Steve around because he could comfort you with his humor and friendliness. It was a few years after that when a cross-country road trip brought me to Indianapolis. I stayed there for a day or two and Steve and Jill were nice enough to take me out on the town for dinner at a place that looked like it used to be an old theater. It was good catching up with them - I had a great time. Several years later Steve and Jill and the kids took a trip across the country in a motor home. I was living in Charlotte at the time, and even though they arrived late at night, he stayed up, came inside and we talked for a couple hours about life in general. He was truly interested in how I was doing and I really enjoyed that visit. Apparently they had stopped somewhere on the East coast and picked up some lobster, and left some with me! I am going to miss him, I remember enjoying every minute I spent with him.
Steve and became friends from hanging out at Boots. He was always happy to see me and we always talked football work ect. Seahawks were definitely not his team, so it was never go Hawks. For the last few years he spent the holidays with my family. You could always count on him for help in any way. But for the most part you could tell his heart was else where. The last time we talked he apologized for not making it to Easter cause of other obligations. Steve will be missed in our circle of friends and family!
I feel it wasn't for Steve I would never have met my husband. I was moving to Hartford Ct and he had trained there and made friends who he asked to give me a call. One invited me to a party where I met my husband. Thank you, Steve. Thanks too, for all the laughs and good times in high school. We had such a great group of friends and spent so much time together at my house, the funniest moment I remember was when my parents were out of town. Rene made a plan for steve and the other guys to hide in the house and make noises from the farthest end of the house, upstairs in the back hall. We girls were terrified and ran out of the house across the street. They approached us stealthily will flashlights from the road. Our terror continued until Rene finally confessed the plan, but also I started to recognize steve's silhouette in the light. We had a lot of good clean fun back then. We will again.
Steve was my very first friend I made in the Greenbriar neighborhood. Our families became very close as well and I always felt like part of the Carroll family and he felt the same with the Curless family. Although we didn't spend much time together after he moved to Seattle we quickly caught up when we did see each other in Indy. I know Steve was very proud of his two kids. My deepest condolences go out to Mr. Carroll, Beth and Mark and their families. Steve was a good friend and he'll be missed very much. Thinking of all of you. Mike Curless.
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