OBITUARY

Petty Officer First Class Karl Allan Proctor

September 16, 1985March 27, 2021

Petty Officer First Class Karl Allan Proctor, 35, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York following a tragic accident. Karl was raised in the Denver Colorado area, as the fourth in a family of twelve children. Karl was a graduate of Lead Deadwood High School in Lead, South Dakota after a comprehensive welding course with Job Corps. From a young age, Karl dreamed of following in the footsteps of his Grandfather and namesake; and in October 2006 he realized that dream when he entered the United States Navy. Karl became a Hull Technician serving tours in Norfolk, VA, Guam (twice), Hawaii, upstate New York and a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was an exemplary sailor with many achievements.

Karl was a lover of life and adventure, often referring to himself as “Krazy Karl”, his passions included spending time with his family, scuba diving, wood working, welding, photography, anything mechanical, home improvements and his beloved Denver Broncos. Nothing was more important to Karl than his big family and his Navy service, until he married his wife, Riza, in December 2014 and the following year, they welcomed their daughter, Izabella. Being a husband and daddy were two of the most important things in Karl’s life. His “girls” meant everything to him, and he loved them with his whole heart.

Survivors include his wife, Riza Proctor and his five-year-old daughter, Izabella Proctor. His mother Kara Castillo (Vince) and his father, Donald Proctor. Sisters Kaytie (Shanen), Gina (Ross), Brittany (David), Kayla, Kelly, Emily (Justin), Katie and Madeline (Christian); and brothers Adam (Amber), Shane and Austin as well as twelve nieces and nephews and his Grandmother, JoAnne Herrmann.

Karl’s family will miss him dearly, but he will live on within our hearts as we all have committed to live our lives forever #krazystrong, in his memory. A private graveside service will be held at the Chattanooga National Military Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest near his beloved Grandfather, on the 16th of April, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions only immediate family and limited guests will be allowed to attend. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Petty Officer First Class Karl Proctor’s name to the USO at www.uso.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Riza Proctor, Wife
  • Izabella Proctor, five-year old daughter
  • Kara Castillo (Vince), Mother
  • Donald Proctor, Father
  • Kaytie (Shanen), Sister
  • Gina (Ross), Sister
  • Brittany (David), Sister
  • Kayla, Sister
  • Kelly, Sister
  • Emily (Justin), Sister
  • Katie, Sister
  • Madeline (Christian), Sister
  • Adam (Amber), Brother
  • Shane, Brother
  • Austin, Brother
  • JoAnne Herrmann, Grandmother
  • He is also survived by twelve nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Adam Proctor, Pallbearer
  • Shanen Montoya, Pallbearer
  • Vince Castillo, Pallbearer
  • Austin Hubbard, Pallbearer
  • Shane Castillo, Pallbearer
  • Ross Meachum, Pallbearer
  • Chris Smigielski, Pallbearer
  • Jay Fabro, Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • USO

Services

  • A private graveside service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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Petty Officer First Class Karl Allan Proctor

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Leslie Davis

April 18, 2021

To the family: You all know how much I love you, and how my heart is breaking to see you all in such pain and having to deal with this incredible loss. I am here for all of you at any time if you need me.

To Karl: Watch over your brothers and sisters, I know you will make an incredible guardian angel for each of them. They will miss you so much!
And please leave frequent messages for your incredible mama to remind her you are always near as my sweet boy did for me. my son Pattric was 15 when he left us, please take him under your wing and let him know my heart still aches for him and he is always with me.

Fly high young man and soar above as you always did here below.

Kolin Meachum

April 17, 2021

Rest easy “Ulncle Toco”
#KrazyKarl
#KrazyStrong

Alma Ricks

April 16, 2021

Karl showed up to all of our fantasy football drafts wearing his Denver Broncos jersey and I can still remember that glorious smile on his face the morning after he won one of the seasons. He was definitely a sailor to be remembered here at Pearl Harbor Shipyard. We were all shocked and saddened to hear about his passing. Prayers and condolences to his entire family. A hui ho, Proctor. Until we meet again.

Lauren Galey

April 10, 2021

The traditional wish, when a Sailor passes, is for "Fair Winds and Following Seas!"
Rest easy, Shipmate. Your mission is accomplished. We have the watch.
Eight Bells!

Ken Agustin

April 10, 2021

Rest easy Karl. Sincere condolences Riza and family. Remembering short chats and smoking during break at Hafa Adai Bingo here on Guam. Win that jackpot in heaven.

Jana Eagan

April 9, 2021

Prayers for peace, light and love. Karl will definitely be missed by one and all. Grandpa is the lucky one now, having Karl to hangout with on the otherside. 🕊❤




Jana Eagan

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Biography

Petty Officer First Class Karl Allan Proctor, 35, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York following a tragic accident. Karl was raised in the Denver Colorado area, as the fourth in a family of twelve children. Karl was a graduate of Lead Deadwood High School in Lead, South Dakota after a comprehensive welding course with Job Corps. From a young age, Karl dreamed of following in the footsteps of his Grandfather and namesake; and in October 2006 he realized that dream when he entered the United States Navy. Karl became a Hull Technician serving tours in Norfolk, VA, Guam (twice), Hawaii, upstate New York and a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was an exemplary sailor with many achievements.

Karl was a lover of life and adventure, often referring to himself as “Krazy Karl”, his passions included spending time with his family, scuba diving, wood working, welding, photography, anything mechanical, home improvements and his beloved Denver Broncos. Nothing was more important to Karl than his big family and his Navy service, until he married his wife, Riza, in December 2014 and the following year, they welcomed their daughter, Izabella. Being a husband and daddy were two of the most important things in Karl’s life. His “girls” meant everything to him, and he loved them with his whole heart.

Survivors include his wife, Riza Proctor and his five-year-old daughter, Izabella Proctor. His mother Kara Castillo (Vince) and his father, Donald Proctor. Sisters Kaytie (Shanen), Gina (Ross), Brittany (David), Kayla, Kelly, Emily (Justin), Katie and Madeline (Christian); and brothers Adam (Amber), Shane and Austin as well as twelve nieces and nephews and his Grandmother, JoAnne Herrmann.

Karl’s family will miss him dearly, but he will live on within our hearts as we all have committed to live our lives forever #krazystrong, in his memory. A private graveside service will be held at the Chattanooga National Military Cemetery, where he will be laid to rest near his beloved Grandfather, on the 16th of April, 2021.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions only immediate family and limited guests will be allowed to attend.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Petty Officer First Class Karl Proctor’s name to the USO at www.uso.org.