In Memoriam
Requiescat in Pace Father William Carroll, SJ

Father William Charles Carroll, SJ, entered into God’s peace October 24, 2017 at Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos. He was 81 and had been a member of the Society of Jesus for 58 years, 48 years a priest.

Born in Los Angeles May 3, 1936, young “Bill” graduated from Loyola High School (1954) and Loyola University of Los Angeles (BS, biology, 1958) and after one year at Creighton University’s medical school, entered the Jesuit Novitiate at Los Gatos in 1959. His Jesuit studies took him to Spokane (BA, philosophy, Gonzaga, 1964), Alma College (MTS, theology, Santa Clara University, 1971), as well as to Loyola University, Baltimore, (MS, 1988, PhD in pastoral counseling, 1992), and Bangalore, India, for ascetical theology.

A teacher of Latin and English at Loyola High School, Los Angeles before his ordination, Fr. Carroll’s later ministry was primarily in direct pastoral and clinical counseling. He directed retreats and was involved in the Marriage Encounter program in Los Altos and San Jose, served as chaplain at Valley Medical Center and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, and was a counselor at Southdown, Ontario, Canada, a residential center for priests and religious with addiction or mental health issues.

From 1994 to 2000, he was professor of psychology and counseling education at Canisius College, Buffalo, and served as a clinician in the counseling center. After a year as parochial vicar at Old St. Joseph’s Church, Philadelphia, Fr. Carroll came to Sacred Heart Jesuit Center, Los Gatos, and did ministry in local parishes and rest homes.

Father Carroll is predeceased by his parents John Lyman Carroll and Monica Auger Carroll. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Carroll Absey and her husband Don, of Calabasas, Calif., and several nephews and nieces and grand-nephews and nieces in Southern California.

Donations in memory of Fr. Carroll may be made to the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus, P.O. Box 68, Los Gatos, CA 95031 or through the Province's secure donation site at www.jesuitswest.org/donations online.





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