George Rudolph Karas

George Rudolph Karas

January 09, 1930 - October 04, 2018
Mission Viejo CA

George Rudolph Karas

January 09, 1930 - October 04, 2018
Mission Viejo CA


George R. Karas, age 88, of Mission Viejo, CA, peacefully passed away in his home on October 4, 2018. George was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Chris and Sophie (Karoky) Karas. His father was from Greece and his mother was from Russia. George attended schools in Bridgeport, CT and graduated Valedictorian from Bridgeport Engineering Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

He served in the United States Army as a Platoon Sergeant in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953.

George has three children, daughter Karen Kopec, son G. Brian Karas and son Gregory Karas, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all residing on the East coast.

He spent most of his adult career working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT, dealing with all phases of the Blackhawk helicopter.

He married Mary Lou in 1982, has two stepsons, Ronald Viggiano and David Viggiano, and three grandchildren on the West coast.

He retired from Sikorsky in 1993 and enjoyed his retirement as a member of the Kiwanis Club, and filling some time woodworking, painting, golfing and grandchildren activities.

Vigil service will be on Monday, October 8 at 7:00pm. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton, CT.


Vigil Service

  • Date & Time: October 8, 2018 (7:00 PM)
  • Venue: O'Connor Mortuary
  • Location: 25301 Alicia Parkway Laguna Hills, CA 92653 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (949) 581-4300

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4 responses to George Rudolph Karas

  1. As you prepare to lay your dear loved one to rest may you remember that God is close to the broken hearted. (Ps 34:18) He has compassion for those who have lost a loved one. He promise them a better future. Rev 21:4 no more death, tears or pain. A resurrection of their loved ones Acts 24:15 to a paradise earth Psalm 37:11,29. Until those guarantee promises come true, may the happy fond memories become greater than that of sorrow.

  2. Greg says:

    All you’ve taught me, shared with me, the support you’ve always given to me is a very large part of whom I’ve become. One of my friends on Facebook reminded me that “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” Well, I’m sure you’re resting easy knowing that is indeed true and you’re energy lives in me and in my children. I love you and every Autumn leaf will be a reminder of the love of life you’ve given to all of us. I love you and miss you.

    Mary Lou,
    My dad couldn’t speak highly enough about you. You were his best friend and please rest easy knowing how happy and complete you made my dad’s life.

    Love, Greg

  3. Jamie Karas says:

    In memory of an inspiring grandfather. You will be dearly missed.

  4. Mary Lou says:

    my Love, you may be gone but never forgotten. You live within my heart and mind forever. I am so glad you are finally without pain and looking down on us. Save my place next to you so one day we will be together again. I love you.

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