Alan Lewis Carroll
December 2, 1937 – February 21, 2021
Alan Lewis Carroll, 83, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2021 surrounded by his family. Alan was the youngest of 6 children, born to the late Lewis Jerry and Evelyn Carroll [McDermott] on December 2, 1937 in Cape Vincent, NY. Alan graduated from the Albany College of Pharmacy in 1960, where he met his future wife, Judy Franco. They wed in 1961 and had 2 children. As registered pharmacists, they owned and operated Chenango Pharmacy, a legacy passed down from Judy’s father [James Franco], in Chenango Bridge, NY from 1961-1978. In 1978, the family relocated to Raleigh, NC where he and Judy worked for several pharmacies over the years.
During his career, Al loved his ability to help others through a simple cold or life-changing event. His selflessness, kindness and determination gave him the platform to serve others as a friend and mentor to all, including the next generation of pharmacists to come. He has inspired others to lead by his example in all aspects of life, from asking others what we can do for them to finding a way to bring a smile to someone’s face in the darkest of times.
After Al retired in 2015, he turned his caring attentions to family and friends. His love of cooking filled the kitchens with delicious aromas as he passed down family recipes to his granddaughters. Though, it can be argued that his trips to Cherokee, NC in the mountains with Judy topped his list each month for pure pleasure. A devoted husband, father, grandfather and NC State fan, Al always found a way to see the beauty in each sunrise.
Alan is survived by his wife of 60 years, Judy [Franco] Carroll, son and daughter-in-law of Raleigh, NC, James and Christine Carroll, daughter and son-in-law of Hendersonville, NC, Laurie Carroll and William Scott Varner, and granddaughters of Hendersonville, NC, Kimberly and Allison Varner. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
A private funeral service will be held. The family requests that memorial contributions be made in his memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital at www.stjude.org
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Private Family Funeral Service
Saturday, February 27, 2021
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Judith A. Carroll
February 27, 2021
I have SO many memories of my Uncle Alan! I'll share my 2 very, very, VERY favorites.
I don't remember how young I was when Uncle Alan and Aunt Judy were married but I sure remember what a big deal it was for my Mom and Dad(one of Uncle Alan's brother's) and 4 young Carroll kids to travel to Binghamton from Watertown for their wedding. I was awestruck! I felt as though I had dropped into a Royal Wedding as I watched Prince Charming and his beautiful Princess dance at their reception! White tablecloths, a lot of glasses, and a lot of silverware and 4 little kids. A parents nightmare! We, and the white tablecloths, etc, survived. That's the most I remember of their wedding, except that I was totally in love with the Prince and his Princess. I had a TOTAL little girl "crush" for the Prince.
My other dearest, most treasured memory was from another wedding that took place, this time in North Carolina, of my niece, Lydia, daughter of my sister, Mollie and husband, Ray . Carroll cousins drove from Northern, NY and Rochester, NY to attend. Shenanigans and laughter ensued. At one point, I was standing next to Uncle Alan and Aunt Judy; he said to me: "You are so much"(I was prepared to hear: "like your Mother" the usual comment I heard) "like Kathryn! Isn't she, Judy?" Aunt Kathryn was my favorite Aunt and I could not have been given any higher compliment. Every time after that, Uncle Alan reminded me that I was like her. I LOVED his humor and his teasing. Teasing was part of being a Carroll. His signature response when I teased him back was a droll "Geez" and I can see his expression when I write that. Love you, Uncle Alan. Say hi to my Dad, Aunt Kathryn, Aunt Janet and Thomas Arthur. And thanks for "checking in" last Sunday morning. All my love.... your niece, Judy
February 27, 2021
My Uncle Alan ( 9 years older than me). I picture him every Christmas when I hear Jingle Bell Rock. He and his sister Kathryn were dancing in my grandmother's kitchen. Between them both, I inherited my sense of humor, I am sure. I was at his wedding, and (I am sorry Aunt Judy), I had a major crush on him... Through the years, he has always checked on me, and traveled back to Cape Vincent for my husband's funeral. Apparently we both love Elvis Presley! So, thank you for this beautiful memorial service. Wish I could have been there. In conclusion "It's not Complicated; he was a good man". No, he was a Great one, perfecting the best of all his siblings. My love to my family, Nancy Carroll Swenson
February 27, 2021
February 25, 2021
To Judy, Laurie and family...
So very sorry to hear of your loss. What a wonderful man and what a wonderful life and family he had. I am afraid, since retiring , I have lost contact with so many of you, but have fond memories of all of the professional programs and meetings we use to see each other at! Please know that Charlie & I send our condolences to you all. May Al rest in peace.
Connie & Charlie Upshaw