Karl Harold Adamian

April 26, 1937May 11, 2011

Karl H. Adamian, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Wednesday evening, May 11, 2011. He was 74. Karl was a resident of the Coconut Creek area for 40 years. He was born in Webster, Massachusetts on April 26, 1937. He was a graduate of Boston Technical High School, whose senior quote was “Manners make the man”. His love of learning inspired him to continue his studies , taking classes at West Chester College in Pennsylvania, M.I.T. and Harvard in Massachusetts. He later attended Broward College to earn his degree in business. Karl was an accomplished musician who played both saxophone and sang Barbershop Quartet in a group named the “Exits” in Worcester, MA….naming themselves such because “they wanted to see their names in lights!”. Karl moved to Florida with his young family in 1967. He opened his own upholstery business, Charlese Upholstery, named for his daughters, Charlene and Lisa, in 1977. His business was a success not only because of his talent, but because he was an extraordinary man. He made friends in business that became friends for life. Karl was blessed with a kidney transplant, “Philip”, in 1996. He was given this special gift at Jackson Memorial hospital, in Miami, by a team of dedicated physicians and staff led by his surgeon, Dr. Gaetano Ciancio. Karl volunteered his time and heart to “Donate Life”, and to “The Tiger Transplant Fund”, an organization dedicated to assisting “Kids in Distress” and “Transplant Kids” and their families. He was an active member of The Knights of Columbus and a retired chaplain’s assistant with the United States Army. Karl’s greatest source of pride was his family. His joy was being with his wife, Charlotte and their daughters, Charlene and Lisa. He and Charlotte started his business together, traveled extensively, and enjoyed married life for 48 years. Karl was a loving and devoted father, sharing his talents and knowledge with both of his daughters. He continued to share these gifts with his grandchildren. He was so proud of his family! Karl taught us all to love, to forgive, and to appreciate life every single day. He made us all want to be better people. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Karl is survived by his wife, Charlotte nee Novino; his daughters, Charlene (Saad) El-Hage and Lisa (Gene) Nardi; his beloved grandchildren; Brianna, Gregory, Amanda and Monica; his sister, Katherine Barry; and many other family and friends who loved him. Visitation: Monday, May 16, from 6-9 p.m. Rosary at 7:30 at Forest Lawn North, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064 (954)-784-4000 Memorial Mass: Tuesday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. at Saint Andrew Catholic Church, 9950 N.W. 29 Street, Coral Springs, FL 33065 (954)-752-3950 Internment to follow at South Florida National Veteran’s Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Tiger Transplant Fund, 934 N. University Drive, #451, Coral Springs, FL 33071 Visitation will be held on Monday , May 16, 2011 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm , rosary at 7:30 pm Forest Lawn North Memorial Chapel, 200 West Copans Rd, Pompano Beach, Fl :

Funeral Mass on Tuesday , May 17, 2011 , 10:30 AM at St Andrews Catholic Church, , 9950 NW 29 St, Coral Springs , Fl. Interment to follow at South Florida National Veterans Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida

Arrangements under the direction of Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall), Miami, FL. 305-274-0641


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Suzanne Nicolini

July 15, 2011

Dear Charlotte, Charlene and Lisa - I just heard about Karl's passing and I had to let you know I am so sorry for your loss. You have been an important part of our Florida family. I will always remember his great sense of humor and always willing to help whenever we did things with our girls. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Suzanne, Laurie and Cindi

Kim Cohen

June 9, 2011

Charlotte - Karl was a great man. James told me about Karls passing and I cannot express how sorry I am about your loss. My heart and prayers are with you!! All my best - Kim Cohen

Rich & Linda Alianiello

May 23, 2011

Dear Charlotte and Girls. So sorry about your loss, He was a wonderful man and kind man. He will be missed. Love Richard and Linda Alianiello.

May 23, 2011

Dear Charlotte and Family,
Our prayers and love to you during your loss. We are so sorry to hear about Karl. Karl was a wonderful man with a kind heart. God Bless you and your family.
Alan & Chrissie Schweizer

Andrea Harmon

May 18, 2011

Dear Charlotte, Charlene and family,
We were so saddened to learn of the loss of was so wonderful to meet you at Elizabeth's wedding....we had so much fun and Karl was so happy...cousins! Jeb especially will always remember Karl with fondness from the side trip to "let the dog out"...such is life....Again, our deepest sympathy and prayers...Andrea and Jeb Harmon, Sue Martin and Deanna Siroonian

Diana Adamian

May 16, 2011

Dear Charlotte,Charlene and Lisa,

I will miss Karl's beautiful smile and his great personality. We know what you are going through now and our prayers are with you all. Wendy, Denise and I still after three years do not beleive Harry has passed but he is now in a better place with no pain.
I know Karl and Harry will be together
and Charlotte I beleive we will be togther someday when it is our time.
Again I will be thinging of you all and will be there on Monday and Tuesday saying prayer for you all.

Love from,
Diana, Wenday and Denise

Scott and Kim Bowers

May 15, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Ted and Lou Burbank

May 14, 2011

Our most sincere sympathy and prayers to Karl's family and friends. Karl was a true gentleman , wonderful father and husband, loyal friend and just an all-round good guy who will be missed but whose example will live on.


May 14, 2011

Our deepest comdolences to "The Adamian Family". Karl and the family are certainly in God's thoughts. He eager to heal the pain of losing a loved one.Psalms 147:3-" Our loving God is healing the broken hearted ones, and binding up their painful spots."

May 14, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Bob and Marcia Burbank, Bucksport, ME