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Carroll, Jaime James
01 January 1968 - 18 January 2017
California And New York
ALBANY – After traversing the many peaks and valleys of New York State, an area man has wandered back home to his final resting place.
James John Carroll III, an Adirondack enthusiast and outdoorsman known as “Jamie” to his family, and simply “Jim” to friends, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, January 18, 2017, in Santa Ana, California.
He was 48.
A long-time resident of both Ravena and Albany, New York, Mr. Carroll was a carpenter by trade who was just as comfortable debating the latest Mets or Giants game as he was quantum physics and American history. He was a strong advocate of the local arts scene, as well as an avid reader and academic.
Mr. Carroll attended both Hudson Valley Community College and the University at Albany and was fond of the connections he made there. As a passionate tabletop and RTS gamer, he regularly held various gaming events at his home, which were frequented by many in the area during the 1980s and ‘90s.
However, the great outdoors was always his true calling in life. He was happiest at his camp near Lake Luzerne and hiking the trails and peaks of the Adirondacks, with Rock Pond holding a special place in his heart.
“He introduced me to the Adirondacks during my childhood. His love of literature and carpentry also showed me the value of the written word and working with my hands,” said his brother, Jarrett Carroll. “He was a kind man and he was a friend … but above all else, he was my brother and he will be missed.”
Mr. Carroll is survived by a son, Daniel Carroll of East Greenbush; his mother, Lorraine Carroll of Scotia; his father, James J. Carroll Jr. of Argyle; seven brothers, George Starks of Albany, Stephen Starks (Cyndi) of Colonie, Christopher Carroll (Rachel) of Albany, William Carroll of California, Michael Carroll of Albany, Jason Carroll (Martina) of Buffalo, and Jarrett Carroll (Amanda) of Berne; one sister, Michele Francis (Stephen) of Schoharie; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Carroll was predeceased by both his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Calling hours will be held Saturday, March 11, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at New Comer Colonie Chapel, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie, with services immediately following.