March 3, 1939 – March 11, 2018
George James Karas of Boca Raton, FL passed away surrounded by his wife and children on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the age of 79. Born in Chicago, IL on March 3, 1939, he was the son of the late Chris and Constantina Kalopeses and brother of Sophie Pontikis. George was a successful business owner, dedicated and hardworking, but always had time for fun with family and friends. George loved life and his kind heart and infectious smile drew others to him. He was a friend to everyone and the light in any room he was in. George was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather and his family brought him immeasurable pride and joy. George’s memory and the way he lived his life will be treasured and celebrated by his wife of 42 years, Carol Karas, son Chris Karas, daughter Carrie Bosco, son-in-law Gary Bosco, grandchildren Hannah, Ella, Grace, and Jack, along with numerous extended family and thousands of friends. George made this world a better place and he will be deeply missed. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Ascension Catholic Church, 7250 N. Federal Hwy, Boca Raton, FL 33487.
- Memorial Mass Saturday, April 7, 2018
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April 6, 2018
Dear Carrie & Family,
May the many treasured memories be your source of comfort and inspiration at this most difficult time.
With deepest condolences to you and your family.
Lots of hugs & love,
Burt & Kathy Stevens
March 31, 2018
Dear Carol, Carrie, Gary & family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Your Dad always had a great smile, and he was
friendly to everyone. He loved his family. We pray that your many wonderful memories bring you comfort at this
most difficult time.
Love and prayers,
March 20, 2018
The obituary written for George is a fitting tribute to a "Great Guy".
I'm sure that as I look around the room at George's memorial service
I will see a great number of people who will also call George a lifelong friend.
Loved by all he will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
I, for one, Will go through the rest of my life trying to be more like George.
March 19, 2018
My brothers and I have just learned of George's passing away, may we offer our deepest and most profound sympathy and sorrow for your loss.
We have fond memories of George and Emil at the 'hot dog' stand at Lawrence and Elston in Chicago . I worked for George many years at the stand at Lawrence Ave. and the Snack a go-go on Irving in Chicago. I will always remember George and his lovely wife and children...we will keep him in our prayers.
May the ever lasting light shine upon him as he enters the Kingdom of Heaven.
Vince ,Joe and Dan Cirignani
March 19, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. George was such a kind and friendly man. He made everyone feel comfortable no matter what you had going on. He was always glad to hear from you and always had some good stories about the old days when we were all young. He will always be remembered. Wayne Oswald, Peggy and Ken Cmunt
March 17, 2018
Dear Carrie and family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you all. Know that the love your father had for you all, will never go away and that he is now an angel watching and caring for all, as he always did.
March 16, 2018
What a loss to all who knew him. A man of Faith and Family. If you knew him you loved him. He loved his family more than anything else in this world. He will never be forgotten, one of a kind in this world !
Love and prayers from the Russell’s.
March 14, 2018
George was a good man and a good friend. He will be missed but never forgotten! God bless him and his beautiful family. Howard & Charlene
March 14, 2018
It's hard to find words to express the sadness we feel about George's passing. He'll always be in our hearts.
Love you all,
Lee & Mary