In Remembrance: Howard B. Carroll Jr. ’48 Died on July 11 2018

Howard B. Carroll died on July 11, 2018, in an accident while fixing the deck on his home.  He was 91.   A full obituary appeared in the Chicago Tribune papers on July 26, 2018, but his family added the following:

When  Howard was 17, he graduated from Chicago Latin School and immediately entered Yale in June 1944. He was awarded a major Y on Yale’s undefeated 1944 varsity football team. The following year, the day before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the US Navy. He returned to Yale in 1946 and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.

Howard began his career with the Ford Motor Company of Chicago. He married Virginia Armstrong of Winnetka, Illinois, and the couple moved to Winnetka. In 1951, he joined Sheldon Machine Co., Inc., a  metal-cutting lathe and milling machine manufacturer in Chicago. By 1960, he was a director, president, and then general manager, a position he held for over 20 years. Howard brought Sheldon into the age of computer numerically controlled machine tools and was awarded several patents. He also was an officer and director of the National Machine Tools Builders Association, a director of Armstrong Bros. Tool Company of Chicago, and vice president and director of Wells Manufacturing of Three Rivers, Michigan.

When he was 53 he obtained his pilot license, flying his plane to many destinations throughout the Midwest and Florida. A natural athlete, Howard enjoyed boating, sailing, and playing basketball and tennis.

Howard was predeceased by Virginia, his wife of 67 years; son Howard B. Carroll, Jr.; and grandson Mark C. Howard. He is survived by his daughters Gina Carroll Howard of Charlotte, North Carolina.; Mary Beth Masimore (Lyle) of Harbor Springs, Michigan; and Nancy Hoag (Ned) of Littleton, Colorado; son David Carroll of Fort Myers, Florida; and nine grandchildren.

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