11/26/05 - NNHS Newsletter - Charlie Karmosky

Charles Stanley Karmosky, Jr.
(31 May 1943 - 24 Nov 2005)

Newport News High School Class of 1961

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news today.  

From Fred Mays ('60) of VA - 11/26/05:

Dear Carol: 

In case you have not been made aware, I just read the morning paper and regret to learn of the death of Charles "Charlie" Stanley Karmosky, Jr., Class of 1961.  He was a very intelligent and kind guy and I enjoyed his friendship for a period of time.  I think everyone liked him.  The Karmosky's lived behind us, on Buxton Avenue.  We lived on Sycamore Avenue.  I had hoped he would attend his class reunion when they had their 40 year reunion; however, he did not.  I was hoping to talk to him and renew our association.  Charlie's father was Executive Sports Editor of the Daily Press and I recall that he won numerous awards in that position.  You may recall his younger brother Wayne ('65) died several years ago.....now, that entire family is gone as his parents died some years ago.  Charlie is survived by his wife and two sons.  Charlie died on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2005......

Take care, Fred Mays, Class of 1960


Thank you so much, Fred.  I really appreciate your bringing this to my attention.

Charles Stanley Karmosky, Jr.            

Charles Stanley Karmosky, Jr.
 STEVENSVILLE, MD - Charles Stanley Karmosky, Jr. of Stevensville, MD died Thursday, November 24, 2005, at the Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, MD, after a two and a half year battle with lung cancer. He was 62. Born on May 31, 1943 in Hampton, VA he was the son of the late Charles Stanley Karmosky and Elizabeth Macenka. Growing up in the Newport News area, Charley was a graduate of the Newport News Apprentice School, attained the status of Shipwright, and then worked in the Newport News Shipyard from 1961 to 1965. He graduated summa cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelors of Architecture in 1971. He would receive his Masters of Architecture and Environmental Systems from the same institution in 1972. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Tau Sigma Delta Architecture Honor Society. He and his wife moved to Annapolis in 1971 where he began practicing architecture until 1975 when he established his own firm in Arnold, MD. He and his wife have resided on Kent Island for 30 years. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, and was certified to practice architecture in five states. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Christine Cernik Karmosky; two sons Christopher and Andrew, both of Stevensville, MD. His brother Wayne W. Karmosky predeceased him in 1991. A funeral mass will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2005, at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in Chester, MD. Family and friends may call on Friday, November 25, 2005, at the Fellows, Helfenbein and Newnam Funeral Home, P.A. in Chester, MD. from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in Stevensville Cemetery in Stevensville, MD. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 26, Stevensville, MD. 21666. See www.fhnfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/26/2005.
Guest Book
Christine, Christopher and Andrew: I was a friend of your husband/father in high school. Everyone liked him as he was kind and good. My sincere sympathy to you in your great loss.  
Fred Mays (Newport News, VA ) - November 26, 2005
Although I did not know Charles well, I graduated from NNHS in 65 with Wayne, so I have known the Karmosky family for a long time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron Smith  
Ron Smith (Newport News, VA ) - November 26, 2005
My sincere condolences Christine and family. Charley was a good guy and classmate at NNHS. I knew the family and worked for his Dad at Daily Press. Prayers are with you at this time.  
Norman Covert (Frederick, MD ) - November 26, 2005
I did not know Charlie well, but we spoke in passing and I knew who he was. He and his family are in our prayers. As a NNHS Typhoon and a Vol. Fire Fighter. God Bless. Jerry  
Jerry Blanchard (West Point, VA )  - November 26, 2005
My condolences to the family. I knew the family well... my dad worked at DP, Inc. as well. I knew both Karmosky boys... Wayne better than Charlie. We worked together for a few years.     
Jamie Avery (Yardley, PA ) - November 27, 2005

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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to Charlie's family and friends at this time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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