George M Karam

February 20, 1940September 15, 2012
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George M Karam, passed away on September 15, 2012, in The Woodlands, Texas, at the age of 72. George was born in McAllen, Texas, and graduated from McAllen High School. He attended Del Mar Junior College, and graduated from Rice University on football scholarships. After a brief career with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League, he graduated from University of Houston Bates College of Law. George began his career with the Harris County District Attorney's office, serving as a prosecutor and Felony Chief Prosecutor. Subsequently, he entered into a successful private practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney. George is predeceased by his wife, Janice; parents, Mike and Victoria Karam; brother, Mike M Karam; sister, Nancy Karam; and step-daughter, Kellie Wright. George is survived by sons, Constable Joseph Wright, Michael and Jeffrey Karam; step-daughter, Theresa Carlisle and step-son, Paul Wright; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and, sister, Judith Karam. Visitation will be at Earthman Resthaven, 13102 North Freeway, Houston, Texas 77060 on Wednesday, September 19, at 5-8:00 pm. Services will be held at Fellowship of the Woodlands, 1 Fellowship Dr., The Woodlands, Texas 77384, on Thursday 20, at 11:00 a.m. Burial to be followed at Earthman Resthaven Cemetery.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 19, 2012
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, September 20, 2012

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Brenda Merrill

December 13, 2012

Sending my deepest condolences to the family of George Karam. Brenda Merrill, grand daughter of Charlie Karam

Karen Sherrod

September 24, 2012

I am truly sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kathy & Jesse Longhofer

September 21, 2012

The McAllen Bulldog Nation, Class of '58, has lost one of its finest members. He had it all: intelligence, wit, looks, athleticism, and a heart as big as Texas. We relish all the great memories we shared with George Karam both during our days in high school and the years that have followed. Big Guy, you will be sorely missed. Condolences to George's family. Please know we all share your grief.

Robert Markowitz, Attorney

September 20, 2012

I will miss his smile and pleasant personality. He was a friend and colleague over 4 decades.

September 19, 2012

From all of the U of H Law School classmates of the class of '69 we remember our friend George. A true friend, a genteleman and a first rate lawyer. May you find peace from your ordeal of the past few years. Jim Farrell SBA President 1968-69

Glenn Wilkinson

September 19, 2012

George was very good and generous to his wife, Jan, my sister. He made me feel welcome in their home. I liked George's laugh, a contagious laugh!
I have fond memories and will remember Jan and George.

Glenn Wilkinson (Fort Worth, TX)

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Sam Adamo

September 19, 2012

I met George when I was a law student and legal intern at the District Attorney's Office. Vic Pecorino, Andy Horn and George were the prosecutors in the 185th District Court. They were serious lawyers of incredible skill. We could always count on George to lighten the atmosphere with his sense of humor and posittive outlook on life. I remember the time Vic gave George an idea for a final argument before the jury. George was doing well until he started to tell a story about the three criminals crucified with Christ. Vic had to tell George afterwards that there were only two criminals crucified with Christ. I don't think he convinced George. Another time he was planning his possible contempt defense before a District Judge. George was determined to introduce some evidence before the jury that the judge had ruled as prejudicial, inflamatory and inadmissible. George believed the Judge was incorrect on the law and intended to get it out. Before doing that he researched the law on contempt and had the D.A.'s office ready to file a writ for his release. He said the Judge might hold him in contempt but he'd stop him from putting him in jail. George got the evidence in and the Judge didn't hold him in contempt. He was willing to risk jail if he believed in his cause. God bless him. The legal bar could use more lawyers like George. He will be missed.