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William Carran

May 11, 1931 — July 11, 2020

William Mount Carran, Jr. age 89 passed away on July 11 of natural causes. A lifelong Cleveland resident, Bill grew up in Cleveland Heights and graduated from Heights High School. He was born on May 11, 1931 to William Mount Carran, Sr. and Laura Bell Froggett Carran. After graduating from Colgate University, Bill returned to Cleveland and began working at S.P. Mount Printing Company as a fourth-generation employee in the family business.

An avid golfer, Bill was a 59-year member of Canterbury Golf Club where he served on the Board of Directors for several years.  He was also a member of the Hermit Club and Rotary Club of Cleveland.  In addition to golf, he enjoyed bird-watching, gardening and cheering for the Tribe.

He is survived by his daughters Cynthia C. O’Neill (Timothy) and Leslie C. Smith (Craig), grandchildren Maureen and Shane O’Neill and Carran, Morgan and Hayley Smith. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Carol Goldsword Carran, his parents, his sister Joanne Carran McGill and grandson Benjamin O. Smith. His nephews, Gerald McGill, Jr. and Scott McGill, currently manage S.P. Mount Printing Company. His niece Janice Lightner also survives.

The family is grateful to the staff at Ohio Living Breckenridge Village Fairmount Health Center for their loving care for Bill during the last years of his life. The family prefers that those who wish may make contributions to  The First Tee of Cleveland - In Memory of Bill Carran, 3841 Washington Park Blvd., Newburgh Hts., OH 44105 ( Private services. Entombment, Lake View Cemetery.


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