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Donald Olney Carroll

August 29, 1935 — September 21, 2020

Branchport- Donald Olney Carroll, 85, died Monday (September 21, 2020) at the Homestead in Penn Yan, New York. He was born on August 29, 1935 to Olney and Meta Louise Stickles Carroll in Penn Yan, New York. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1953. In the Fall of 1953, Don joined the Marines. This took him to California, where he lived into the 1960’s. While raising his family there, he also attended classes at Valley College in Van Nuys, CA for four years. Later he attended Insurance Claims School at Val Tech. He also completed a LaSalle University Correspondence Course in select phases of insurance and law. Later Don successfully completed courses in Fire and Casualty Insurance and New York State Real Estate Sales. Still while living in California, he, as a Conservative, worked on Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign. He was an area chairman and had 33 precincts under his supervision. He also helped organize the San Fernando Valley Club for Goldwater. From there he moved to New York State with his family. At that time he was an agent for State Farm, living in the Ithaca area. He also worked for Barden Homes as a builder. His last work was a greeter at the Canandaigua, N.Y. Walmart. Mr Carroll is survived by his wife, of 28 years Pauline Christensen Carroll, his children Vicki (Walter) Van der Toorn of Ventura, CA, Debi (Robert) Mierop of Simi Valley, CA, Steven (Kandra) Carroll of Cedar City, Utah, David (Leslie) Carroll of Simi Valley, CA, William (Pascale) Carroll of Fort Mohave, Arizona. 10 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Step-Children Gary (Donna) Bailey of Penn Yan, NY, Roger (Linda) Bailey of Branchport, NY, Lisa ( Mitch Lehman) Knapp of Penn Yan, NY, Carla Bailey of Branchport, NY, Troy (Becki) Bailey of Penn Yan, NY. 9 Step-Grandchildren, 5 Step-Great-Grandchildren, and 1 Step-Great-great Grandson. Predeceased by his parents, Olney Carroll and Meta Louise Shaddock, sisters Norma Fiero and Dorothy Mickelsen. Burial arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family.
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