Karol, Eugene M.
Birth: Tuesday, November 28, 1933
Residence: Port Republic, Maryland
Death: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the age of 83
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 in the St. John Vianney Catholic Chuch Cemetery, Prince Frederick, Maryland
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Dr. Eugene "Gene" Karol, 83, of Port Republic, MD passed away on January 25, 2017 in Port Republic, MD. He was born on November 28, 1933 to Michael F. Karol and Catherine R. (Zajac) Karol of Mifflinville, PA. Dr. Gene Karol, loving husband to Dr. Vicky Karol, Superintendent of Calvert County Schools from 1980-1993 and School Board Member for 2 terms in recent years also a leader, statesman, educator, mentor, quiet philanthropist, loving father, husband and friend.
Gene Karol was an institution in Calvert County. His life was one of total and complete service to others. Gene's passion and drive to teach, mentor and seek equality for all children in and out of the classroom was his gift from God and his gift to others.
Gene's wisdom, leadership and selfless contributions to Calvert County changed the shape of the Calvert Public Schools, brought awareness to issues facing our citizens and impacted the business community in a personal way. Gene will be forever missed in our hearts and by many thousands in our County. Our collective prayers are with Vicky and his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Stephen and sisters, Patricia Dawson of Berwick, PA (husband Billie G. Dawson - dec.) and Justine R. Supon of Pendel, PA (husband Joseph J. Supon) and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Victoria D. Karol and sons, Paul (wife Dasha), St. Petersburg, Russia; Michael (wife Rehata), New York City, NY and Teddy, Port Republic, MD. Also survived by his brother, Dennis (wife Carol), Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 105 Vianney Ln, Prince Frederick, MD 20678, from 6-8 PM for viewing. A mass of Christian burial will be offered on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the church. Interment will be held in the church cemetery immediately following the service. Contributions may be made in the memory of Dr. Karol to Rotary Club of Prince Frederick P. O. Box 1339, Prince Frederick MD 20678. Arrangements entrusted to Rausch Funeral Home.