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Frank Abraham Karam

June 2, 1937November 30, 2020

Frankie Karam entered into eternal life on November 30, 2020 at the age 83. Frank was born on June 3, 1937 in Detroit to Abraham and Freda (Haddad) Karam. He was hospitalized in June then to rehab, home and then again to the hospital where he succumbed to Covid-19.

Frank was a real trooper. He loved his family and friends. He enjoyed being with his siblings which included Carl, Joe, Abe, Lil, Moe, Edna, Evelyn, Eddie, Virginia, Helen, George and twin brother Freddie. He was a "self-made man" as he would say. He was a prolific Macomb based builder and long time resident. Frank enjoyed driving around his projects, cooking, gambling, watching football, checking his phone, watching CNN and TCM, golfing, shopping at Meijer and making deals. Lebanese food was his favorite as long as it didn't contain onions or garlic. Spumoni Ice Cream, cassata cake, potato chips and pudding were his favorites. Frankie worked hard his entire life. He was deeply loved by his family and friends. He is survived by his brother George, sisters-in-law Janet, Elly, Jeannie, Carole. Also surviving are 37 nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and nephews. Frank was well loved and will be sorely missed. A Frank A. Karam memorial will take place September 15, 2021 from Noon to 3pm with a luncheon at 12:30pm at Cherry Creek Golf Course, 52000 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township, MI 48316.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Memories

Frank Abraham Karam

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ken kozlowski

January 6, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Franks Family. I had the privilege of working closely with Frank several years ago. No matter what aspect of business we were working on, I always knew Frank was chomping at the bit to go get lunch.( He always bought!).He seemed to love more than anything getting together around some good food. I will never forget Him walking to a coney island in sub zero weather with no socks and a windbreaker cursing the wind the wind the whole time. He was tough as the nails he built with. R I P
Frank.

Don Daniels

January 3, 2021

Hi my name is Don. Very sorry for your loss. I recently acquired a table that was built by a “Frank A Karam 1972”. It is a very well built. His name and the year are on the underside of the table. Just was wondering if this is the same family, and if you were interested. You can email me if interested.
Again, very sorry for your loss.

Zachary Karam

December 7, 2020

Uncle Frank, I love you so much. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and understanding me even when it felt like the rest of the world couldn't. You were always smiling and cracking jokes, everyone who met you was charmed (well, almost everyone). You always followed your heart no matter what anyone else thought about it, and we love you for it. You always kept your family and friends close and I will keep your memory alive until we see you again.

Love, Zak

Derek Miller

December 6, 2020

This makes me very sad. My dad and I would always see and talk with Frank at Theo’s in Warren. He was a good friend. A true gentleman. God Bless.

Linda Prang

December 6, 2020

I’m a friend of Cathy’s and met with Uncle Frankie briefly several times. So enjoying reading all these memories , but have none to personally share. I was in search of something today , and found this poem that to me sums up this special man.

Your life was a blessing
Your memory a treasure
You are loved beyond words
Missed beyond measure

Sincere condolences to Frankie’s family and friends,
Linda Prang

Lori Karam

December 6, 2020

One of my fondest memories of my Uncle Frankie was sitting around the table with family...
sharing stories,
eating,
and laughing,
and laughing,
and laughing...

Lori Karam

DAVID KARAM

December 6, 2020

Rest in peace Uncle Frank. I'm going to miss your phone calls,stories, your presence, and our banter.But I know you are in a glorious place and I am grateful that your suffering is no more.You were always one of my favorite Uncles.We will meet again.If you're good!
Love, Dave

Cynthia Falska

December 6, 2020

Our condolences to the family and friends of “Uncle” Franky Karam. I only met Uncle Franky, twice - once as a child and again, as an adult, at a dinner at my friend and his niece, Cathy’s home. I recall his enormous energy and know that he is creating a happy whirlwind, with his large family and God, in Heaven. Our prayers are with you.
Cynthia Falska & Patrick Tinney

Rosemarie DeCiantis Wesner

December 6, 2020

I have many memories of Uncle Frankie, many of which go way back to Milton Street in Hazel Park... one in particular: Doreen and I would walk to Cathy’s on school mornings, call her name outside her door (as kids did in those wonderful days), and we would then walk to St Justin’s School, which was a couple miles away. On this morning we called and called and eventually shouted. Out the door, Cathy came flying and apparently we had also awakened Uncle Frank with all the noise. By now it was clear that we were going to be late for our daily Mass at 8:30 so we sheepishly asked Uncle Frank if he would drive us to school. “ Okay. get in the car and I will drive you.”, he said. “ Thank you, Uncle Frank!” And off we went...
For some reason we were all in the back seat and together we looked down and noticed that Cathy had her slippers on. “ Uncle Frank, I have my slippers on! You have to take me back home so I can get my shoes!” Uncle Frank’s response: “ Too bad.” Oh, boy, that was that! So off to school where we were dropped off in front of church. As we lined up to receive Holy Communion, there was Cathy going up the aisle in her pink bedroom slippers with the Pom Poms bouncing away. After Mass we went to our classrooms to have a quick breakfast before classes started. But where was Cathy? She was walking home to change into her shoes. Not sure if Uncle Frank gave her a ride back to school-my guess is yes, as he was a softie at heart. All bark and no bite!
He was a great guy with a big heart who did random acts of kindness; he loved and was loved. He will be missed and remembered. We were honored and blessed to know him.
God bless you, Uncle Frank.❤️
Love,
Rosemarie

Ron Karam

December 5, 2020

So sad to hear of my great Uncles passing, we love and miss you always Great Uncle Frankie, your Great Nephew Ron Karam...

FROM THE FAMILY