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
January 18, 2019
I was so sorry to hear about Ernie's passing. I had been selling Ernie his Cadillac's for the last 14 years ....what a wonderful man!
I'd often sit with him and his lifelong companion Margaret for chats about life. He was one of my favorite characters, always humble and kind.... A true gentleman! Ernie you will be dearly missed. My condolences to family and friends.... especially Margaret his companion.
January 18, 2019
When I was a girl I was good friends with Gale & her family. Mr Karamas always teased me and called me babs which I truly disliked but remember with fondness. 🙂 I also remember him trying to get me to sing and that's how I learned the song Moon Over Naples and can sing it to this day.
It was funny but today I thought of you Gale and wondered how you are and saw your father's obituary. I'm most sorry for your loss and hope you all are doing well.
Your friend from the past,
Barbara Hart/ Adam's
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