Friday, October 12, 2007

Charles Ulrich Karoly

My father, Charles Ulrich Karoly, born in San Fransisco, California on November 27, 1925, passed on from this life at about 10:20 this morning. He served his country as a Naval Aviator from 1943 until the mid-1950s.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Marilyn Raff Karoly, and older brother, Bennett Traber Karoly of Carmichael, California. Charles was the was the second son of Bertha Traber Karoly (1901-1988) and Bennett Karoly (1897-1951).

Survivors include Charles and Marilyn's five children and their spouses: Steven and Deborah Karoly of Diamond Springs, Michael and Karen Karoly of Davis, Anne Karoly of New York City, Elizabeth and James Smith of San Jose and David and Bonnie Karoly of Sacramento. Charles and Marilyn had 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at Faith Episcopal Church in Cameron Park on Saturday, October 27, 2007 10:30 a.m.

October 25, 2007 update: Dad's obituary is posted here in the Mountain Democrat, Placerville, California.


  1. Steve,

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are being lifted up for you and your family. God Bless


  2. Steven,

    This is Bill's son Josh. I'm not sure how interested you are in family history but I have compiled some information on your dad's dad, my great-grandfather Bennett. I wanted to send it to your father before he passed away but failed to do that. I did send it to my grandfather your dad's brother, Bennett, to see what he thought of it but we still weren't able to get too far.

    I wouldn't mind sending what I have to you or any of your siblings to see if we can get past our grandfather Bennett Karoly and learn more about how we came to this great country. You can email me at if you'd like.