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The Philadelphia Eagles Mourn the Loss of Longtime Employee, Leo Carlin
Leo Carlin, a longtime employee of the Philadelphia Eagles and sports ticketing industry pioneer, passed away on Wednesday morning, January 17, 2024, at 86. He worked for the Eagles for 55 years and was a member of the team’s Hall of Fame.
What happened to Leo Carlin?
Leo Carlin died on Wednesday morning, January 17, 2024, at 86. The Philadelphia Eagles announced the sad news on their official website. The details of his death were not made public. The exact cause of his death is unknown.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are saddened to announce the passing of Leo Carlin, a pioneer in the sports ticketing industry who worked for Eagles for 55 years and who is a member of the team’s Hall of Fame. Mr. Carlin passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 86.”
Who was Leo Carlin?
Leo Carlin was born on September 16, 1937, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He graduated from St. Joseph’s Prep High School and St. Joseph’s University. He was also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Eagles as a part-time member of the 1960 NFL Championship Team’s ticketing department and then joined the front office full-time in 1964.
He was integral to the team’s transitions from Franklin Field to Veterans Stadium in 1971 and then from Veteran Stadium to Lincoln Financial Field for the 2003 season. He assisted the Eagles in becoming the first NFL team to merge ticketing with computer data processing. In 2007, he was a nominee for the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a pioneer in the sports ticket industry. In 2012, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Fame.
He retired in 2015 after 55 years in the sports ticket industry, during which he spent 53 years working for the Eagles. The Eagles recognized his efforts and remembered “his kind manner, his incredibly positive energy and his likeability.” Owner Jeffery Lurie called Leo “an incredible ambassador for the Philadelphia Eagles.”
Obituary and Funeral
The Philadelphia Eagles announced the sad news of his passing on their website and provided details for the services. The public viewing will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2024, from 5-8 PM at D’Anjolell Memorial Home of Broomall (2811 West Chester Pike, Broomall, Pa.) and on Friday, January 26, 2024, from 9-10:30 AM, followed by a funeral mass at St. John Neumann Parish on 380 Highland Lane in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
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