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Eile F.J. O'Carroll
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday at Allen Mortuary for Eile Fredrick James O'Carroll, 75, of Ceres. He died Jan. 11, 2010 at Windsor Hampton Care Center in Stockton.

Private burial was at the San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

Born in January 1936 Igo, Calif., to Winfrey and Georgia O'Carroll, Eile attended schools in Northern California. After graduation he attended Modesto Junior College and further studies in geology and heraldry at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove. He made a living as a truck driver for many years while also learning various other skills including Jujitso. At one time he opened a studio where he taught Jujitso. Mr. O'Carroll also served in the Navy on two different occasions. While serving he was postmaster aboard a carrier and in August of 1956 he commissioned the USS Alamo.

In 1983 Eile was instrumental in reviving the Irish Clan "Clan Cian." He was the chief of Clan Cian, which is based in Tipperary County, Ireland. On June 1, 1985 he married Gracy Block. Together they enjoyed travelling and meeting many Irish and Scottish dignitaries. The Clan Cian has roots that go back hundreds of years in Ireland.

He leaves behind his wife, Gracy O'Carroll of Ceres; two brothers, Charles Keefer of Red Bluff, and Wayne Walker of Anchorage, Alaska; a sister, Darlene Carroll of Kentucky; five children, 14 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.