October 15, 1927 – January 8, 2019
Ernest Karamas “BIG ERN“ or “ Grampy” of Lombard born on October 15th 1927 passed away peacefully on January 8 , 2019 at his lifetime home.
Preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Anastasia Karamas, and his loving wife Arlene. Survived by 4 daughters Gayle Dworak (Jim) Janice Darawsheh (Gus) Sheri Muhitch (Ron) and Sandi Troutman (Rick) 7 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren. Also survived by 2 sisters Joyce Karamas and Shirley Kappos (Gus) and his devoted companion Margaret Gorman along with nieces and nephews. He grew up in Chicago, attended Farragut High School. He was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a lifelong dedicated IBEW local 134 union electrician. He proudly helped restore the USS Silverside submarine.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 14th, 2019 visitation 10:00am until time of service at 1:00 pm at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home 17W201 Roosevelt Road Oakbrook Terrace, IL Interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, a VFW of your choice or Alzheimer’s Foundation. For more information 630-941-5860 or visit www.chapelhillgardenswest.com
- Visitation Monday, January 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
- Interment Monday, January 14, 2019
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Dia Wash (Gorman)
January 9, 2019
I have fond memories of Ernie. He was good to all, especially my aunt Margaret. When I was a kid we enjoyed visiting Ernie's lake house in Michigan. Rest in heaven! Xoxo