Carroll, Jr., Edward Eugene

Edward Eugene Carroll, Jr., Wilmington, DE, formerly Ocean View, DE - Edward Eugene Carroll, Jr, age 89, passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2023, surrounded by love at AccentCare Hospice at Wilmington Hospital.

Edward was born and grew up in Ridley Park and Springfield, PA. He graduated with a BS in analytic chemistry from Pennsylvania Military Institute (now Widener University) and worked for 30 years at DuPont.

Edward was a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. Most of all, he was a survivor, overcoming polio as a child and adapting to Parkinson’s later in life. He enjoyed golfing, swimming, fishing, crabbing, cheering on the Phillies and Eagles, reading, anything to do with science fiction, playing computer games, tinkering in his shed (with the right tool for the job and the most amazing glue) and spending time with his family. Edward especially enjoyed Sunday tailgates, regardless of the sporting season, aperitifs with his wife every afternoon and the family BBQs on his daughter’s deck. Edward was also well traveled, including numerous visits to his ancestral Ireland.

Edward was preceded in death by his daughter Cynthia; beloved grandparents John Carroll and Mae (nee Leamer); parents Edward Eugene Carroll, Sr. and Catherine (nee Campbell); sister Agnes and half-brother Robert. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Deloris (nee Chomo), his children Jacqueline and Stephen Tanzer, Christopher and Sharan Carroll, Pamela and Robert Solomon, and five granddaughters: Shannon Allali (Myles), Cynthia Tanzer (Ray), Rachel Tanzer, Hannah Carroll and Holly Carroll. He is also survived by his brother John and half-brother William.

Burial will be private.

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