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Obituary of Paul John Karam
Karam, Paul John, 71, of Essex, formerly of Kensington, peacefully passed away, Monday, October 3, 2011 surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with leukemia. Born in New Britain, CT he was the son of the late John and Nanajan (Kanish) Karam. He graduated from New Britain High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor of Music degree at Boston University, later earning advanced degrees at CCSC and UCONN. A dedicated music educator for more than 35 years, he began his career in Poughkeepsie, NY but soon relocated back to CT where he worked in the Berlin Public Schools, the majority of his career as the Director of Music for the district. He touched the lives of countless students many of whom went on to pursue careers as musicians and music educators. His love of music was second only to his love and dedication to his family. Along with his high school sweetheart and wife of 49 years, Mary (Flood) of Essex, he is survived by his four children, Cori Humes and her husband Brian of Kensington, Christopher Karam and his wife Alison of Killingworth, Heather Price and her husband Kevin of East Haddam, and Patricia Wyskiewicz and her husband James of New Britain. His pride and radiant joy were his eight grandchildren: Kelly and Steven Humes; Paul Karam; Sarah and Christopher Price; Tristan, Landon, and Aiden Wyskiewicz. He also leaves his brother, Albert and wife Gleora of Westbrook, many nieces and nephews, and was predeceased by his sister, Rose Karam. Funeral Services are Saturday, October 8th, 11 am at Deep River Congregational Church, 1 Church Street, Deep River, CT 06417. Family and friends may call on Friday 4-7 pm at the Robinson, Wright, and Weymer Funeral Home, 34 Main Street in Centerbrook.
October 07, 2011 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Robinson, Wright & Weymer Funeral Home 34 Main St. Centerbrook, CT 06409
October 08, 2011 11:00 AM Deep River Congregational Church Church St Deep River, CT 06417
Riverview Cemetery North Main St Essex, CT 06426