|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1936|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||May 3, 2012|
St. Louis City
Roger F. Carroll, retired, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church.
Officer Roger F. Carroll, DSN 3327, was commissioned as a Police Officer on the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department on 12/01/1958 and served in the following assignments during his career; 1St, 2Nd, 4Th, 5Th, 7Th, 8Th, and the old 12Th Districts and the Intelligence Unit. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on 08/01/1975, and then to Lieutenant on 10/28/1979. He received three Chief's Letters of Commendations. When he retired on 06/02/1989 he had 30 years, 6 months and one day of service to the department. He was also of veteran of the United States Army from 01/01/1955 to 12/01/1956 and attained the rank of Specialist 3rd Class.
He was a member of the IPA and the St. Louis Policeman's Veterans Association.
Roger joined the St. Louis Policeman's Credit Union December 15, 1964. He was on the Credit Committee from 1974 to 1986, a Board Member from 1986 to 1992, Secretary/Treasurer from 1992 to 2004 and then he rejoined the board from 2004 to 2010, retiring due to illness.
Roger took courses through the Credit Union League (Volunteer Achievement Program, a national education program designed for C. U. volunteers).
Roger received the Friedrich Raiffeisen Award in 1988 after completing 18 VAP courses (at that time there were only 35 people in the state who had achieved that honor).
Roger was a proud graduate of the most outstanding boy's high school in the metropolitan area, Christian Brothers College High School, Class of 1954. He attended many of the first Wednesday of the month important meetings with his fellow alums. Roger was inducted into the Christian Brothers College High School Hall of Fame in 2008.
Immediately after graduation from CBC, Roger joined the 110th Bombardment Squadron.
Roger was honorably discharged from the Air National Guard of Missouri and Reserves of the United States Air Force. He continued with his military service by joining the United States Army where he served in Korea.
Roger received a Bachelors of Science in Urban Affairs from St. Louis University and a Masters Degree from Webster University.
Roger was a member of Crestwood Council Knights of Columbus and he was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, Class of Father Kaiser.
Roger was a member of St. Gabriel Parish for over 44 years, participant in the Holy Name Follies, kitchen commander for the Boy Scouts fish fry's and worked security for the parish picnics.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, William and Celestine Carroll (nee Joyce). He is the beloved husband of Peggy Carroll (nee English); dearest father of Col. James P. Carroll (Carla Pisani), Maggie Kloeppel (Dave), and Bridget Carroll; Loving grandfather of Mamie, Anne Marie, Louie, Doc, and Ellen and best buddy of Brendan and Rory. Roger is survived by his six siblings: Michael Carroll (Sue Rafferty), Celestine Miller (the late Honorable Edward Miller, James Carroll (the late Molly Rock), Jean Noonan (Dr. Wm. Edward Noonan), Cornelius Carroll (Cathy Farrell), and Patrick Carroll.
Roger died of PSP (Progressive Suparnuclear Palsy). "Duirt me leat go raibh me broite."
Services: Visitation Wednesday 2 – 9 PM at JOHN L. ZIEGENHEIN & SONS, 7027 Gravois (63116). Funeral Thursday from the funeral home at 9:30 am to St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church for Mass and eulogy beginning at 10:00 am Thursday. Interment J. B. National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorials to CBC Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund are appreciated.
CARROLL, ROGER FRANCIS
SP3 US ARMY
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/04/1936
DATE OF DEATH: 05/03/2012
BURIED AT: SECTION 1JJ-B SITE 1350
JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY
2900 SHERIDAN ROAD ST. LOUIS, MO 63125
William A Carroll (____ - 1945)
Celestine Carroll (1900 - 1981)
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
St. Louis County
Plot: Section Number 1JJ-B, Grave Number 1350, Regular Depth
Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
Record added: May 04, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89543654