Arthur Leon “Tyke” Carrol (Karavoulias) Sr., 89, of Maurertown, VA passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 of natural causes.
Mr. Carrol was born October 19, 1924 in Roxbury, MA. He was preceded in death by his father, Leonidas L. Karavoulias, mother, Helen Lempesis Karavoulias and brother Louis L. Carrol. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served as a member of the Office of Strategic Services with a NATO clearance. He was the President of the 1942 graduating class at Lynn English High School and received his Masters Degree from Syracuse University in Library and Information Science. He was the Director of the Engineer School Library in Ft. Belvoir, VA and founded their museum. He then worked for the Department of Defense in Information Technology in Panama City, FL. He retired from the Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, as Founder and Director of the Parklawn Health Library (1969-1981), currently known as the National Institutes of Health, US National Library of Medicine.
Tyke loved sports, was a winning baseball coach in his early years, and was a scratch golfer. He loved his children and grandchildren above all, and his wit and laughter will be sorely missed by everyone he touched.
He is survived by his former spouse, Sarah V. Carrol; five children, Theresa Brown and husband Frank of Roswell, GA, Arthur “Tyke” Carrol Jr. of Maurertown, VA, Helen Carrol of Mt. Jackson, VA, Constance Carrol and Chrissy Warner and husband Chuck of Monrovia, MD; seven grandchildren, Ian Brown and wife Catherine, Allison Brown, Brooke Brown, Amy Greene and husband Michael, Sara Beth Brown, Michael Warner and Deme Warner; two great grandchildren, Cameron Brown and Nathanael Greene; two nephews, Robert Carrol and Clark Carrol; and niece Lisa Carrol.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 2 from 3-5 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA. Burial with military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of their choice.