Thomas Patrick CARROLL

May 25, 1960September 17, 2021

Thomas Patrick Carroll, 61, passed away on Friday September 17, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN surrounded by loved ones. He was born May 25, 1960 in Stuttgart, Germany, to Bennie J. and Monika Margarethe Carroll.

Tom graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in German and Marketing. Throughout his career he worked in marketing, sales and business development, in a variety of industries. Tom was an Eagle Scout and a conversationalist who didn’t know a stranger. He was thoughtful, generous, and a great friend. He enjoyed reading, watching soccer, going to the beach, meeting new people, and spending time with his friends and family.

Tom is survived by his daughter Delaney Carroll of Fort Wayne, IN; parents Bennie J. and Monika Margarethe Carroll of Madison, AL; and brother Chris Carroll of Denver, CO.

A celebration of life will take place on Sunday, October 31st from 1 to 4pm at The Village Tap in Fort Wayne.

Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Northeast Indiana by visiting

Arrangements by D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home: 1140 Lake Ave Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to


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Thomas Patrick CARROLL

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Jessica Montalvo

October 18, 2021

I am devastated to hear this news of Tom's passing. I was on the board of directors for Science Central with him. He was such a fun person to be around! He had such a great sense of humor and was always so warm and friendly. I considered him a friend. Please accept my most sincere condolences. He will be missed.

Sincerely, Jessica Montalvo

June Harkness

October 18, 2021

I didn't know Tom for very long but truly enjoyed every moment spent with him. I would see Tom while attending First Friday's each month, and he also was on the Marketing/Development Committee at Science Central and was very helpful in helping grow the organization. He is definitely missed. My thoughts are with his family.

Chris Carroll

October 16, 2021

I still catch myself 'needing to text or call him'. He will be missed. Yes, he could be a pain in the butt but i loved his creativity, his passion, his tender heart and his openness to everyone around him. He gave everyone benefit of the doubt, unless they were republican. :) I love you brother! See you sooner than later!

Janice Thomas

October 11, 2021

I met Tom close to 30 years ago in the promotional products industry. He was always so professional and kind. I just heard today about his untimely passing and I am so shocked. Just saw him this summer at the ASI Show in Chicago and thought to myself how well he looked.
Tom, may you rest in peace. You will truly be missed.

Terri Rexford

October 8, 2021

Delaney your dad loved you so much he always included updates about you whenever I saw him at industry shows. He had a great memory and loved people and sales and marketing. I saw him most recently this year in Chicago and heard about his new business connecting people and inventions with businesses. Perfect fit for him. I was shocked to read the sad news of his passing. He was a great guy. My sincere condolences to you and the entire family.

Bruce Felber

October 6, 2021

Tom was a very creative and compassionate person.
I am proud to have known him. He will not be forgotten.
RIP my friend.

Susan Mayrant

October 5, 2021

Oh I am so very sad to read this - my friendship with Tom goes back decades ! He was always so generous and positive, a true professional ! Heaven gained a true Angel! Prayers for his family and friends! RIP Tom, you will be missed! You and Fran Ford were two of my favorites in the industry !

Patrick McHargue

October 5, 2021

Tom was just such a great guy. Had the pleasure to work with him on a handful of projects and he was always funny and wonderful to work with. A true innovator and explorer in the promo world. We will miss him very much!

Cliff Quicksell

October 5, 2021

I always loved running into Tom, high-energy, pure spirit and always smiling! I'm going to miss you my friend, we all will, you left your mark, and it was amazing one at that! RIP brother, I'll see you again! CQ

Sandy Scheide

October 5, 2021

I am saddened to hear about the passing of Tom. Tom and I both worked in the Promotional Products Industry for 25+ years. Tom was a worth of knowledge and always shared great insight. Tom always had a bright smile and twinkle in his eyes. I sure will miss seeing Tom and his lovely personality. My sincere sympathy goes out to Delaney and Tom's entire family and friends. May your greatest memories of Tom help ease your pain and suffering during this very difficult time.