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Alexander Al Karas
World War II veteran
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Alexander “Al” Karas, 85, entered into rest on March 28, 2009 in Manteca, California. He was born on November 1, 1923 in Newark, NJ. He is preceded in death by is beloved wife Trilma “Pat” Karas and daughter Chris Cox.

Al is survived by Carl Hollis “Dink” of North Carolina, and Terry Ash of South San Francisco. His grandchildren are Alandra and Eric Gatty, Cody Cox, David & Nick Ash. He was blessed by 2 great-grandchildren Colby Gatty and Alex Gatty.

Before moving to Manteca 3 years ago to be closer to family, Al resided in Fortuna, California. He was a Veteran of the United Sates Marine Corps and served our country from 1942-1945 fighting in WWII. By trade Al was a Carpenter for the Carpenter’s Union Local 751 in Fortuna, CA, for over 40 years.  He was a member and commander of the Walker Bailey Post 205 American Legion in Fortuna, California. He enjoyed wood-working in his shop and making special projects for his family and friends. In his pass-time he enjoyed reading and relaxing with his great-grandchildren, “they were the apple of his eye.”  To remember Al is to remember him as a helpful giving man who was dearly loved. He touched many people’s lives and will be greatly missed.

Mr. Karas’ arrangements are being handled under the direction of P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home of Manteca.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the VFW 205 P.O. Box 180. Fortuna, CA 95540-0180. Please visit for condolences to the Karas family.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Friday, April 3, 2009