Corfu - The biggest, warmest, most generous heart stopped when our devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, George passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 84.
We have been forever blessed with such a kind and loving soul as our patriarch. He leaves behind generations who know his optimistic joyful love of life, which will live on in our own hearts for generations to come.
Survived by his wife of 59 years, Earlotta, and children, Gregory (Andrea) Karam, Kristin (Thomas) Brown, Jeffrey Karam and Michelle (Thomas) Keilman, grandchildren: Kara, Marissa and Sarina Brown, Michael and Sophie Karam, Ryan, Georgina, Samuel, and Harrison Keilman, great-grandchildren: Joshua, Pierson Brown and Thomas Sugrue.
Also survived by sisters MaryLouise and Patricia, and brothers Michael and Bernard. Preceded in death, parents Edmund and Mary (Kane) Karam, brother, Edmund and sisters, Shirley and Kathie.
After graduating from St. Mary’s School, Cortland, George attended St. Mary’s College, Maryland and SUNY Cortland. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. He lovingly provided for his family for 30 years as Sales Manager at Sexton, and in retirement, owned and operated The Union Hotel, Corfu NY. George was an active community member; Treasurer of both the Pioneer Mens’ Club and of St. Francis Social Club, he also served on the Village Board of Trustees and was a Little League Coach for many years.
A funeral mass will be held on April 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. A luncheon will follow at 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke. A celebration of George’s life will continue that evening at his “Happy Place”. Flowers gratefully declined, instead, please bring your favorite memories of George.
Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu, NY.