Carroll had owned and operated Carroll Consultants Ltd., an employee benefits firm, from the same Wayne office. He never retired. Born in Philadelphia to Henry Aloysius and Margaret Patricia McNulty Carroll, he grew up in Havertown and graduated from St. JosephsPreparatorySchool. He earned a bachelors degree in business and accounting from St. JosephsUniversity. Mr. Carroll served in the Air Force and was stationed in East Anglia, England, when he contracted paralytic polio in November 1958. Honorably discharged in 1959, he told his family that he had tried to get vaccinated against the disease three times, but was turned away because the vaccine doses in short supply -- were going to children. Mr. Carroll never walked again because he was paralyzed from the waist down, but he learned to drive a car, fly a plane, and get around in a wheelchair. Apart from close friends and family, few people he dealt with realized he had a disability. He had the mind of a 20-year-old, the heart of a 40-year-old, and the body of a 100-year-old, said his daughter, Marcella "Marcie" Carroll. He was supposed to die at 40, but he beat the odds. Mr. Carroll married Carol Lynn Rexford Carroll, and the couple reared three children in Westtown, Chester County. She was his partner and caretaker until her death in 2010. When not at work, Mr. Carroll enjoyed reading, listening to music, and watching his children play golf at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square. He gave lots of lessons in golf, his daughter said. He flew his 1960 F-1A Forney Ercoupe a light plane with fixed wings and a single engine -- up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
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