Obituary of Dan Charles Carroll
SLINGERLANDS – Dan C. Carroll, 66, of Slingerlands died at home under Hospice care on August 3, 2018 after living almost 2 years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He is survived by his life partner and wife of 31 years Harriet B. Seeley.
Dan was born in Los Angeles, CA. to the late Constance Earll Carroll and Charles Clifford Carroll. He is also predeceased by his sister Cherie and his step-father Bernard Christenson. He is survived by his sister-in law Doris Leitch (Mike) and nieces Elisabeth Walls (Jeff) and Rosalyn Gambino (Joe) and great-niece Madelyn Elisabeth Gambino.
He attended West Valley Community College in Saratoga, CA. in engineering and later earned a BS in Mathematics from Bard College, Annandale-on Hudson in 1996.
Dan started work for IBM in San Jose, CA. as a Customer Service Engineer in 1977 and later moved to New York and re-joined IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. In 1983 he joined the newly formed IBM Computer Graphics Products Group in Kingston, NY and later worked remotely with the group in Boca Raton, Fl. His unit was sold to Dassault Systems in France and he worked remotely for them from 2011-2016 until he retired. From 1997 to 2010 he developed and maintained CCWAY V2, a Computer Aided Geometric Design program that acts as a geometry converter between the CADDS & CATIA systems.
Besides his creativity with computers Dan enjoyed music, our garden, old movies, trips to Maine, our cats and his varied collections.
Sincere thanks is given for our friends, family & faith community who supported us with love, caring and strength for this journey with ALS, most especially Ned, Cindy and Fred, Doris, Susan and Rick. Deep gratitude is also given for the incredible staff at St. Peter's Regional ALS Center, especially Trish and Dr. Miller and for the dedicated & caring Eddy Palliative and Hospice Care team, especially Elizabeth, Kathleen, Kim, Bob, Carol, Nick and Cylon.
A memorial celebration of Dan's life will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 362 State St. Albany, NY at 2PM Sat. Sept. 8, 2018 followed by a reception in the church hall. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers Dan and Harriet request any remembrances be made to the St. Peter's Regional ALS Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany, NY 12205.