Thomas Carroll

August 16, 1948November 11, 2013

Thomas Carroll, 65, of Leawood, KS, passed away Monday, November 11, 2013, at the home he shared with his wife Peggy, after a heroic 5½ year battle with cancer. He was born in New York City to parents, William and Dorothy Carroll on August 16, 1948. Tom attended St. Johns Elementary School and DeWitt Clinton High School in Bronx, NY, where he spent his childhood. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War from 1971-1974, then served in the U.S. Naval Reserve until retiring in 1994. After his return from active duty, Tom attended Herbert H. Lehman College and graduated cum laude in January, 1977. He was a member of Psi Chi, the NHS in Psychology, and Alpha Kappa Delta, the NHS in Sociology. Tom received the Departmental Award for Scholarship in Sociology at graduation. Tom received his MS in Telecommunications in May, 1991 and a Mini-MBA from KU in April, 2000. He worked in the telecom industry his entire working career, starting at NY Telephone, then for AT&T, Sprint, Nortel and Intelepeer. He volunteered numerous times for United Way projects and got great satisfaction out of his involvement with Junior Achievement. Tom is survived by his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Carroll (Kass), whom he married in May, 1975 on Long Island, New York, and his children Colleen Patricia, Sean and wife Melissa, Jillian Ann, Daniel William and Travis James. He is also survived by siblings Elaine (John) O’Brien, Kevin (Doreen) Carroll and Richard (Glorimar) Carroll, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and numerous extended family members and many friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William. Tom was never one to hide the pride he felt for his children and their activities and accomplishments, or to express an opinion on any given subject, whether he was asked or not. The happiest moment towards the end of his life was learning that Sean and Melissa are expecting their first child in June, 2014. It took quite a while for that smile to fade. Tom and Peggy want to thank the amazing individuals of Catholic Community Hospice, most especially Martin McKinnell, Patricia Robinson, and Donda McLaughlin for the compassionate and loving care that Tom and the family received from them. Visitation will be held Monday, November 18th, at McGilley State Line Chapel, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, November 19th, 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Nativity, 3800 West 119th, Leawood, KS, with burial following in Leavenworth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Aquinas High School Soccer Program.


  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, November 19, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013

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Gregory Ladeveze

January 4, 2014

Dear Peggy and Family, In learning of Toms death we want to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. It was with deep sadness to hear! Tom was a loyal friend to us as we served together in the Navy. I will always remember his boxing matches on ship with never a loss. Our money was always on him. He was a true and loyal friend and we will cherish the memories of our Navy days together with him. With our deepest sympathy,
Greg&Liz Ladeveze and Joe& Barbara Toscano


December 25, 2013

Missing you today.. I know you are watching from above.. Love you Dad!

December 15, 2013

I love you daddy

Gail Griffin

November 30, 2013

Peggy & Family,
Remembering a very young Tommy from grammar school, high school and project years. Full of fun and always happy. Reading his obituary it's easy to see he put all this energy into life and became a very special man. Taken too soon he left behind a loving family and so many friends. We hope wonderful memories will help ease some of your pain. We are so sorry for your loss and keeping you all in our prayers. Gail & John Griffin

Jacki Crooker

November 27, 2013

To Peggy and Family...our prayers are with you...have fond memories if the projects friends...

Jorge Tous

November 19, 2013

I worked with Tom at Sprint/EMBARQ as one of his Sales Engineers. I always enjoyed traveling to customer meetings with him because he always brought out the best in folks. Tom, you helped me desire to come up with better creative solutions and to not fear "the establishement" and you always managed to help customers open up with your friendly assured style. I learned a lot from you. Good memories of our last joint trip to visit TMO in CA always brings a smile to my soul. RIP in His arms now, my friend!

Patrick Cahill

November 19, 2013

To The Carroll Family;
Peggy, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.
Growing up with Tom in the Marble Hill Projects were hilarious times for me.
What I most admired about Tom was his unconditional loyalty to his family, and friends. I will truly miss him and he will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.

Patrick & Ali Cahill

November 18, 2013

To The Carroll Family,

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Tom was a terrific guy and we had great times growing up.
Hold onto the wonderful memories you have.
Risa and Frank LoCascio

Devon Copp

November 18, 2013

Grateful to know you Tom, you will be missed. In your time on earth, you provided remarkable love and care for not just your children and wife but to many others as well.

Patricia Robinson

November 18, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.