I and thousands of my peers growing up in Detroit in the 60's idlolized Alex Karras. My fondest memories are; my high School football coach handing me a pair of his hand me down spikes. I couldn't find a pair to fit my big feet, let alone afford them. The next was sitting in the cheap seats at Olympia Stadium watching the Big Event. Rest In Peace.
Mrs. Karras, My heart goes out to you at the loss of your husband. I recently lost my husband of 47 years and I know your pain. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
TO THE KARRAS FAMILY; IM SO SORRY THAT ALEX PASSED AWAY HE WAS MY FAVORITE ACTOR AND WITH THE LAST NAME LIKE THAT IT SOUNDS GREEK,WELL REST IN PEACE, ALEX
To Alex Karras,
You were a great job actor. When I saw on the sitcom Webster starring Emmanuel Lewis you made me laugh. My prayers go out to your wife Susan Clark. Lisa Weiner
Warm and wonderful Alex, May you rest in the arms of angels. We will always remember you. Valarie "Hawkins"Green Lori "Hawkins" Todd
I will always have fond memories of our time together
Watching a tv show that you can say was a whole family show,it was miss. May the God of all comfort be with the Family of Alex's.
My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends R.I.P. Alex!
Wow, we lost a real I-con in Alex Karras. I followed the Detroit Lions in the great days of Alex and all his defensive team mates from 1958 through the 1960's - what games. In 1961 I became engaged to my wife and took her to the Thanksgiving Day Game against the Packers. She was not impressed - but later also became a huge football fan. Used to go watch the Lion practices at Cranbrook and Alex would say hello. One great memory of him was in 1964 when I was assigned, from my job in General Motors, to work at the Buick Open in Grand Blanc and as luck would have it was assigned to Paul Krause and Alex to help make sure they got their parking places and escorted to the club house. They were both very popular and the crowds followed them everywhere. Paul was quite and reserved, but Alex had the crowd in the palm of his hands, making jokes with everyone. My copy of the Paper Lion is worn from so many readings. Those of us in Michigan have missed Alex for several years since his move to California - but he will always remain in our hearts.
LW - Grand Blanc, Michigan
Sorry to read about your lost
I remember Alex as the tv dad. I wish the family healing and peace.
In 1980, I (pregnant) watched "Jimmy B & Andre. Each time that Alex said "Andre" I was so captivated by his beautiful eyes and pronunciation of Andre. I did not have a name for this unborn child. I decided Andrea if a girl and Andre for a boy. He is a boy with beautiful loving eyes. Sure wish I could get the movie to leave to "my Andre Xavier Gonzalez". Susan- such a beautiful man. The world is going to miss him.
Growing up I loved Webster. I was saddened to hear of Mr. Karras passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the many others who loved him.
Lou--I tried to phone you but ur line was disconnected. I'm so sorry to read of ur brother's death. Please contact me.
From one Hoosier to the family of another, all best wishes and prayers for "peace that passes all understanding" following the passing of Alex Karras! I've loved both Alex and Candy their entire careers and still appreciate the great work they did on the Babe Didrikson Zaharias story; as well as Alex's work in "Paper Lion," "Blazing Saddles" and "Victor/Victoria"! All God's best to you and your family, Candy! Pastor Kris (South Bend/Mishawaka, IN)
U.Have lost a good Guy may God be with you all.I will have you all in my prays to night.
Sorry to hear about your loss this was a wonderful man.
Will miss this wonderful person. A wonderful actor, sports commentator, and football player.
So much talent, Detroit Lions wasn't my team but loved to watch him play. Loved the Lazyboy commercials. Webster was a hit with all the viewers! God bless his loved ones. And thanks for sharing him with the rest of us over the years.
I was a friend of Alex many years ago in Gary, Indiana....He was always a fun guy that my friends and I liked to run with....We shot pool together and had all kinds of great times on the beach of Lake Michigan.
We are all very sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss seeing the two of you in booth #1 at Tesoro. We send our thoughts and prayers to you at this difficult time. Our best to you and your family.
Susan: I was so very sad to hear about Alex. You all have been in my thoughts often over the years. I lost Maston in 2004 and have been in NC full time. No more Florida! Susan,it would be so special to hear from you at sometime. Please let's get in touch. Love, Jayne 828/891-3740
God Blessed Mr.Karras With So Many Talents ! Rest In Peace ! And Thanx For Such Great Memories !!
DEAR KARRAS FAMILY,
MAY YOU REST YOUR HOPES ON THE GOD THAT PROVIDE TOTAL PEACE,AND COMFORT.HE KNOWS WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH SO TAKE COMFORT IN THESE WORDS"I--I MYSELF AM THE ONE THAT IS COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE".(ISAIAH 51:12)
Loved him as an actor he looked like a teddy bear
God bless you Alex..you lived in your own world.....and it was a beautifull world.....may god bless you soul
My Mother babysat for you. Emerson HS, Gary IN. "Mad Duck" 71. My hero in High School Football. I'll never forget Alex Karras, "ugly crud".
May the grace of God be with the Karras family. Alex was one the best. He was a class act a great football player and wonderful actor he will be greatly missed. rest in peace big guy!
My prayers and love go to the family and friends. Thanks Alex for all your greatness God let you give us while you were here with us on earth. May you rest in peace in God's loving arms. And may your family, friends and your fans celebrate your life and remember the greatness instead of the grief as soon as "we are over the shock."
RIP Alex You were a talent on the football field and on screen. Thanks for the Memories.
I knew Alex when he was at the U of Iowa. He was not only a great football player, but a humble guy with a great sense of humor. He sure could knock down those huge steaks at Bill Zubers steak house. My sympathies go out to his family. Dr. Stanley Kantor
I'VE BEEN READING CONDOLENCES FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL LEGACY THAT ALEX LEFT THAT TOUCHED SO MANY LIVES. MANY OF US HAVE FOOTBALL MEMORIES OF ALEX & HIS BROTHER TED BEGINNING IN GRADE SCHOOL AT 'GOOD OLD EMERSON' DECADES AGO & 'MY' AREN'T WE PRIVILEGED TO HAVE FOLLOWED A CAREER CONTAINING SO MANY FACETS. MAY THE GOD IN HEAVEN BRING COMFORT TO ALL WHO ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF THIS MULTI-TALENTED MAN BUT MOST ESPECIALLY TO HIS FAMILY WHO HAVE BEEN THERE FOR HIM THROUGH HIS FINAL YEARS.
My sympathy to the entire family.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Man football was great then
So sorry for your loss, praying for the family.
Gave Football it all! Is my Hero!GOD BLESS!
Loved forever in Webster & as DetroitLion bless the Karras & Clark families....
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE KARRAS FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. KARRAS.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
You will be deeply missed. Alex I loved you as the dad in the show Webster. To make your wife Susan know, I own three of your seasons of that great show so far on DVD. I am shocked and heartbroken to know that you had died but, I know that you are in no pain and have met the Lord in Heaven. May you guard and protect us all and know that you were great to everyone including me a fan of yours from way back when to when I was a child. I think it was great to know that you loved playing football but, it was sad knowing you got hurt too many times in that sport to cause you to suffer and to forget things. I know it was very hard for Susan and everyone else who knew you and loved you to see you not only change through out the years but, to live less years then expected. I will always love you as Alex and as George. To me you were more of a George then an Alex cause I had seen you on t.v. growing up. I pray to God that Susan and everyone will be okay.Mourning a love one and saying goodbye is never easy and for me ,I never say goodbye cause we will all meet again and it will only seem like minutes not years apart. Hugs to the Karras and Clark family.
God bless you
Your fan/your friend,
"ME MONGO" lol Makes us laugh for now and ever! God Bless!
Thank You for allowing us watch your talents on and off the grid iron. May God wrap your family with happy, loving memories during this trying time. Rest in Peace, Mr. Karras.
Mr.Alex Karras, an All Pro and Hall Of Famer if there ever was one, gave a fat kid with horn rimmed glasses who played defensive tackle in 1970 and wore a MAD DUCK jersey back then someone to admire and identify with. You were one of a kind and stood out from the rest.My sympathies to the Karras family for your loss.
Bob Zajac (Agawam,MA)
You were a big man,with a bigger heart! Never knew you were in Porkys.You will live on forever in the hearts of many people! rest in peace my friend!
You were great as Mongo!Very funny movie!very sorry to hear of you,re passing.God has a very special place for you on His team! You will be missed by many my friend!
May God bless Alex Karras' family in this time of need. He will always be remembered for the joy he brought all of us who grew up watching him perform, whether on the gridiron or the screen, large and small. In Christ, John M.
I am sorry for his loss. I know it is a hard pill to swallow. His actions on and off the field have proven life does not begin or end at the end of the 4th quarter. Prayers for his many friends, family and fans.
I would like to extend my condolences to the Karras family. I did not have the privilege of meeting him but His brother Paul had him call me once to sing me Happy Birthday and I shall always remember that.
Alex will definitely be missed. He was a lovely person. I am so sorry for your loss. ---1 Corinthians 15:26
Please take comfort in the hope in Psalms 46:1
Alex known as "George Papadapolis" rest in peace.
I will always remember you as a gentle man on "Webster".
You will be missed!!
We lost an entertainer, but he was someone's brother, son, uncle and grandpa. Many condolences to the family. The character he played in Webster was so endearing. May the KARRAS family find find comfort through God's love but also each other and the many memories you have of Alex. I am sure our heavenly father will provide the comfort no one else can provide.
My thoughts are with. You all. I eayched websteras a kid and loved it. He reminds me of a teadybear.
My condolences to the family.
No doubt, NFL's greatest.
My sympathy to the entire Karras family.
ZOI SE SAS (may his memory be eternal)
My condolences to the Karras family. Rest in peace Hans Braumbaugh!
I am sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Karras. He had a great career. I am glad everyone is looking at the dangers of football. I hope the family and friends continue to rely up on our heavenly Father for comfort and to give every one a measurement of pease.
I remember Alex Karras as a good actor and a cool football player. His role as Mongo in Blazing Saddles was a good role for him. R.I.P. Alex Karras.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the Karras Family.May his memory be eternal!!!
As a Greek American that was not preveldege to watch him on the grid Iron.I enjoyed Alex very much on Webster!!!
A good man....so pleasant. My husband and I owned 15th Ave Pharmacy in Gary, In. way back when.
We watch Alex as often as we could. Prayers and sympathy to his family.
I watched Mr. Karras for years, both football and the movies. A great loss has darkened this day. My sympathy goes out to the Karras family. He will be missed.
I send my condolences to the family of this dearly beloved one. Losing a family member is not easy for anyone but may the god of comfort be with you.
My Deepest Sympathy to the family of Alex Karras. I'm sorry for your loss. Alex was a friend of mine years ago,fishing on his and my boat the Memory Maker at Channel Islands Harbor. Also I remember the wonderful time we had in Florida fishing with Katie and Peter. He will be deeply missed.
Fred Long (Simi Valley Ca.)
I pray that God will provide strength and comfort for his family and close friends,
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow
Recalling Alex and Paul Karras who both represented Emerson and Gary with style. Alex loved my mom's apple pie and would usually have 1/2 at one sitting. He was a good friend to Dick Mason & Woody Stafford long ago. He came from a great family .Blessings on the folks he has left behind for now.
I wish to express my condolences for your loss. May you find comfort in God's promise in Isa.33:24. There it says 'no one will say I am sick.'
My deepest sympathy,
My condolences to the Karras' family. My fondest memory of Alex Karras was watching the television show "Webster". May God comfort you in the your darkest hours and difficult days ahead. God Bless....
God bless you, rest in peace.
You will be missed Uncle Alex - Thank you for being a trailblazer for the Karras'You took chances and made great things happen!
I met my Wife due to you and I thank you.My future Wife came up to me and said"you look like the Father from Webster and I think he's handsome". Rest in peace and thank you for 25 years of happiness.
Condolences to the Karras family -
May the God of all comfort be with each of you during this difficult time and the days ahead.
i really liked mr. karras, i enjoyed him when he was on the talk shows years ago. he was a very funny man with a good sense of humor. i liked him in the movies and an tv. i am very sorry to his famiy for their loss.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Alex Karras. I watched him play football and in his television series Webster and Blazing saddle. He was such a funny actor and his personality made a lot of people happy. Alex is resting peacefully now waiting for his name to be called to come out. He will hear that call and come out to see his loved ones again. (John.11:43,44)
I never met Alex, but am fortunate to be friends with his nephews, Ted Jr., Tony and Jeff and from knowing them I feel like I knew Alex. Alex Karras was a boyhood hero and one of the biggest reasons I fell in love with football back in the '60s. Sincere condolences to the entire Karras family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace big guy.
What a wonderful man We shall not see the likes of him again
Loved and appreciated Alex Karras for over 50 years. What a great guy!!! Thanks for all the memories.
I opened the paper this morning while waiting on my coffee brewing and saw that Alex had passed away ....I was truly saddened by the news. I enjoyed watching him through all his careers...a gentle giant that spoke softly but carried a mighty big stick on the gridiron and a terrific comedic actor and fun on Monday night football. Thoughts and prayers to the Karras family.
may he rest in peace always~~such a fine person and actor, he will be missed!!!
GJO, San Antonio, Tx
I really enjoyed him as the father on Webster. I am sorry to hear about your loss. Keep these wonderful memories close to your heart.
Prayers go out to the family. He was a great man. Use to watch Webster and loved the show. God Bless
heaven is getting a great angel
Really enjoyed watching him play for the Lions. Also enjoyed watching him act on TV and in the movies. He seemed like someone whom you would want as your best friend. He had a great sence on humor and I enjoyed reading his books.Susan and family...your in my thoughts and glad that you two were able to make the movie about "Babe" together!
Rest in peace, Alex. "Mungo" will never be forgotten.
One of my crushes since the first time I watched him act. He and his wife seemed so very lucky to have each other. Guess it was the real fairy tale.
RIP Mr. Karras I remember growing up and watching you on Webster and seeing you play a couple of times on Sunday.You were one of the best Rest in peace Big Guy.
To the Karras Family, so sorry for your loss of your loved one with such talent on the field and on screen. R.I.P. ALEX.
My sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Karras. He was one of the best defensive linemen in the late '50's and then the 60's. I enjoyed the Lions and Packers playing each Thanksgiving day. He also was a very good actor. May God Bless Mr. Karras family.
God Bless You,Sweet Soul.
My prayers are with you and your family.rip my fRiend
My condolences to the Karras family.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! He was a very talented man. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time! R.I.P Mr. Alex Karras!
To the Karras family:I am so sorry for your loss. 'Webster' was one of my favorite shows I watched while growing up in foster-care and I had always said if I was going to be adopted, I wanted a father like the character Alex played. Rest in Peace 'Alex Karras' for you will be forever missed~
Gary Emerson and all of the graduates like me will miss our greatest son Alex.Growing up on the East Side everyone knew and liked the big guy.
Condolences to his family, we will miss our hero.
So sorry of your loss,he was a awesome football player.God Bless his family.He is now in Gods House.He is another angel.RIP Alex
He was a great man. Football may have had some impact on his death but the good die young.
To the Karras Family, my heartfelt condolences. A humble Greek-American from Gary will be missed on the football field, the silver screen,, and in life. God grant him peace. May his memory be eternal.
Heaven will be a happier place. Rest in Peace Big Guy!!
R.I.P. Mr. Karras! I met Mr. Karras one time when he was back in the area and he was an amazing individual. A great sense of humor and just the type of guy everyone loved. He will be missed and is for sure one of the greatest athletes to come out of the region! My father and my uncles grew up with the Karras family and all played football together, so I have heard many stories over the years about the battles! I am guessing my Dad and Alex are up there right now lined up across from each other and getting ready for the next snap! R.I.P. and don't terrorize too many QB's up there in heaven big guy! :) - Dad, I love you and miss you every day!
Prayers are with the Karras family. He was truly a gentleman and will be missed!
God didn't want you to suffer anymore. You are in great hands now. May God bring peace and comfort to your family during this time of missing you.
thank you so much for what you have given us over the years and awareness you brough forward concerning the game,may god be with you and your family at this time you are a true hero my friend. rhonda m cleery.
I always like Alex; he was a great player and I really liked him in Webster. I'm sorry for the health problems he had and hope he is at peace.
hi my name is jaime geiser i was a fan of the show sare to here about his passing
m sincere condolences. I was in the eigth grade when i saw Alex play in a football game agains Tolleston My goal was to emulate his game. Obviously, i did not however, i played football because of him. bill naumoff
May God comfort the Karras family during this difficult time.
I will always remember you for your wonderfully funny role in Victor/Victoria. You will be greatly missed.
Prayers & thoughts for the family & friends of Alex Karras. I'm not a big football fan, but I loved his performances in the movies, "Blazing Saddles", (hysterically funny), "Victor/Victoria"(sweet), &
"Against All Odds" (poignant & well done). So sad to lose a fine athelete & a lovely & talented man too soon. May he rest in peace.
May God keep Alex and all of his family and friends in His Loving Arms and grant you all eternal life with Him, the Blessed Virgin Mother and all the Saints in heaven.
Thank you Alex for making those of us from your hometown and the region (Northwest Indiana) so proud and for showing us how to be successful beyond NWI.
You will be missed, Alex!! No only for the NFL but also the movies you were in including Victor/Victoria. God bless!
Thanks for the many years of good clean entertainment. May God lead you gently on home & may He watch over your family in your absents.
I will never forget meeting Alex when I was an eight year old little girl.He was a gentle giant to me.Thanks for a memory I will never forget!
Mongo did barley. Karas knocked the crap out of everybody on the gridiron. Alex Karas was a hell of a family man, enough said.
my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Alex Karras. he was truly a genuine talent on and off the field. he is now in God's loving arms,free of pain and at peace
So sorry for your loss, Always thought Mr
Karras was a fine man god bless you all
in this time of pain.
I remember him mostly from "Blazing Saddles", a funny man indeed. I'm sure he'll be Dearly missed by many.
May Allex Karras Rest In Peace.
May all God's blessings be for the man who sucker punched a horse with a glass jaw. Rock on, Mongo...
rest in peace my the angels keep you safe god bless!
I met Alex when we were both freshmen at Iowa back in the fall of 1954. We took our entrance exams together. I doubt if he would have remembered me but I remembered him. My condolences to the family.
I'll remember Alex as "Hans (Potatoes) Braumbaugh" in the 1970s mini-series based on James Michner's, "Centennial." You were great Alex!
Your humor and wonderful personality will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Mr. Karras.
Rest in peace, I remember, the WEBSTER SHOW,
Whether in a football game, or the game of life. Alex Karras always brought it all. God Bless him and his family.
Alex, you are no longer suffering, the pain is gone. Your legend will live on in our hearts as a football player, an actor, and the person you were. Prayers to Alex's Family
Rest In Peace Alex. You will be remembered by many people including myself.
I'll always remember the big smile on your face when you'd come down to use your boat and couldn't because I was still working on its maintenence. You never got angry with me, you just gave me a smile of understanding.
Jeff and the entire Karras family....
for a super guy from Gary and a storied
life..in my thoughts...may his memory
You were one of the greatest players; will never forget you. Sympathies to your family.
Alex Karras stood apart from other football legends who tried to act because Karras was actually good. It's a credit to his talent that he'll be remembered more as an actor than as a gridiron figure.
God be with you all may his memory live on
LOVED THAT SMILE AND KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE MISSED...WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN MY PRAYERS...
Morning All. I rember Alex from M. A. S. H 4077. Wow what a show My 2 Nefews love M. A. S.H I loved it myself. I will miss him. Sorry I never got too tell him how wonderful he was.
He brought joy and laughter into my home for many years. He will be missed.
So sad. May God be with his family and friends who I'm sure will miss him dearly.
Only Alex could play Mongo. Enjoyed watching both careers. So sorry for your loss.
Alex was what football players should be, not what they have become
Alex Karras has alway been part of our family. I loved him as a Lion. And my love for diet red pop and pizza made him famous to my children and grandchildren for a different reason. May he rest in the arms of Jesus. Sincerely, a fan
I really enjoyed this man. His career is statment to life, and how to live it.
Rest peacefully Alex.
To the Karras Family,
I loved him in the miniseries, Centennial and Webster. He brought so much joy to people and was truly a very special person. RIP
the Karras family,
may the grace of God confort you in this time of sorrow. Alex was a great man I truely remember him in "Blazzing saddles"
May the wonderful memories of your lives together help you, Alex's family, through this difficult time. God bless you all. Loved this man. Your are lucky to have had him in your lives and he was lucky to have all of you.
My heart goes out to the family. I'm so sorry for your lost. Losing a loved one in death is not easy. I hope that you can find comfort in John 25:8.
see you later up there' went to Tolleston high 1958
To the family of Alex,with my sincere condolences.It is times such as this that we find comfort in the hopes of well wishers.Be assured that our (GOD)in heaven sees,and feel your heartbreak.That is why he has said,"Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting,so I myself shall keep comforting you people".
Thanks for the Memories Alex. Your Soul is free now. Sore with the Angels with no more Pain.....
To the Family,
My condolences, --One of Our Own--
Susan, Emerson High School class of '75
may you rest in peace , one the most feared defensive players so much talent ,no more suffering for you or your family, i never knew how special man you were until i watched you act, my condolences go out to your family .
May God Bless Your Family. Praying for all family and friends.
R.I.P. You are now one of Gods Angels looking down from up above. You will be missed. R.I.P.
To Ms Clark and the entire Karras family: God Bless all of you w/ the happy memories of a husband/father/grandfather that was loved by so many. He was a joy to watch on the football field, on TV and in the movies. I pray that the love the nation had for Mr. Karras will ease your sorry and give you some comfort at this time.
WHAT A GREAT MAN. REST IN PEACE.
REST IN PEACE-SUFFER NO MORE REJOICING, WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER
The Karras Family, You have my very deepest sympathy for your great loss. Alex was a wonderful man. Everyone looked up to him & loved him. He will never be forgotten. My thoughts & prayers are with you. And Thank You Alex for sharing your life with us. R.I.P.& God Bless !!!
May the eternal light shine upon him.....
I didn't know him, but he was one of the best there is. God speed to heaven!
What a giant gentle soul...probably playing football with the angels!!
Rest well, Alex. My husband and I still watch and enjoy your character "Hans (Potatoes) Brumbaugh" in the Movie mini-series, Centennial." No more suffering in this world.
Absolutely loved Alex Karras. My favorite was his Victor/Victoria role. He was a joy to watch.
My deepest condelences to his loving family.
May his memory be eternal.....
Gold Bless you Alex, WE were in Study Hall together at Emerson and lived two blocks away. God Bless your Family.
To Susan Clark his wife and to the Family of Alex Karras, my prayers and most sincere condolences for you in this your time of loss. Please accept the following as a measure of solace for the sorrow you are feeling(MMKSr)...
The Strongest Man...(By Michael M. Kelly Sr.)
There never was a man so strong,
That the earth trembled as he walked about,
There never was a man so strong,
That the mountains shook when he would shout,
There never was a man so strong,
That the oceans would overflow if he wept,
But there was a man so strong,
That all that knew him will not forget.
A great guy has gone on to meet the angels in heaven. May you rest in peace my friend.
Tough yet approachable...God bless the family. Mongo forever !
The world has lost one of it's brightest stars. My heart aches for the family. May Mr Karras Rest in Peace with our Lord. Mr Karras will be dearly missed. God Bless the family in this sorrowful time. Undying respect for the Karras family.
God has called this wonderful man home,and may he please give his loved ones the strength during this time of sorrow,and let them bask in the warmth and joy of his memories
What a great talent on the field and in the entertainment area. You will be missed.... R.I.P. Alex Karras
Saddens me to see we've lost an icon.What a talented man,from putting the position of defensive tackle on the map,and being feared across that line of scrimmage ,to my favorite Mongo played to a tee in Blazing Saddles,sitcom and sports broadcasting.This man was a big part of my Americana and will be missed.
Sincere condolences go to his family and friends. He always came across to me as such a kind, gentle man and he will be greatly missed.
Mongo no longer pawn in game of life. I can see Alex arriving at heavens gate riding that Brahma bull and St. Peter telling him he can park that animal anywhere. Rest in peace Mr.Karras.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
RIP and thank you for all the memories.
Terribly sorry for your loss. Memories as a child on Pierce St. of your visits w/ your brother Lou.
(from a childhood friend of Pam and Debbie...Bernadette Shooter Grove)
My heartfelt sympathy to the family of Mr. Karras. Such a strong and powerful man with a heart of gold. You gave us many laughs and smiles through the years. Mongo, Webster and my favorite "A Couple of White Guys" on Saturday Night Live with Jim Belushi. Thanks for the memories. You will never be forgotten.
RIP Mr. Karras, you inspired so many people in so many ways. You were down to earth and full of heart. My sympathy and prayers out to the Karras family. Blessed Journey sir.
Alex will be in the Hall of Fame just on his accomplishments off the field alone, a great football player, actor, commentator and person...Rest in peace Alex & Thank you for sharing your life and making our's more enjoyable.
So sorry to hear of the death of Alex. May the God of all comfort be with the family.
Dear Ms. Clark:
So very sorry for your loss! My Dad, the great golfer, Walter Powers, and I watched all the Lions games together throughout the '50s and '60s. Your husband was a star both on and off the field!
May he rest in peace.
You will be missed. Love you as a football player and an actor.
Lets not forget Alex Karras in the movie Against All Odds where he starred along side Jeff Bridges. He was a natural on the field and in the movies.
RIP, no pain and may your family find strength in their memories of you.
You gave us a lot of laughs in "Blazing Saddles". Thank you for that. RIP
Our condolences to the Karras Family. A great football player, and a great actor. Can't think of Blazing Saddles, without thinking about him. Just a wonderful man. Rest in Peace.
My deepest sympathy to the Karras family. I hope that you will find Our Heavenly Father is a source of true strength, and is willing to help us cope when we are faced with the sorrow of losing our loved one. (Psalms 46:1) ~Alabama
My condolences to Alexs' Family and Friends. We will all miss him.
God rest your soul Mr. Karras.In haven you will receive your just reward.
Rest in peace Alex, you were my hero. I played football in Japan and patterned my play after you. In fact, everybody nicknamed me Alex when I played.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alex at this time of sorrow and grief.One of a kind in spirit and character both on and off the field. May God give comfort to all who knew, loved and respected this man in our times.God bless
You will be missed Alex. My favorite role you played was Mongo ( I still laugh to this day ) My prayers are with you.
alex, you are one of my favorite lineman. I loved the way you played the game . As an actor you were again one of my favorites . May God Bless You!! I am shore God needed a big tough lineman when he took you home !!
May you rest in peace; you brought so much entertainment to so many for so many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Your presence always seemed welcoming. I never met you, but you had a genuine ambience. Rest in Peace. You will be missed
R.I.P Alex. I enjoyed watching you at work. My condolences to Susan and family.
You were an all round good guy...loved WEBSTER...may you rest in eternal peace.
Rest in Peace, oh, gentle giant, thank you for all you gave to us!
Oh my another wonderful person and great sportsman is gone. I loved to watch Alex play ball and act. He will truly be missed but maybe when we get to heaven, we'll be able to see him play again. My sincere condolences to his family.
He was amazing in Victor Victoria. He will be truly missed.
Alex was one of the best defensive linemen to ever play the game. He deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Alex blessed us with his many talents while on the planet Earth. He lived his life to the fullest exhibiting his many qualities. We will miss you, BROTHER. And someday we can all be with you and our Father, Our Lord Jesus Christ. See you Later, Kathy and Steve
So very sorry,he was a great football player.
RIP Alex, you'll be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Bless You Susan, I can't imagine the painstaking ordeal Alex & You endured through his illness. My sincere condolences.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May the peace of God that excels all thought bring you comfort during this most difficult time. Phillipians 4:7
I really enjoyed looking at Alex on TV back in the day.May the God of comfort and peace be with the Karras family.
R.I.P. Wild Duck.
Marty Oxman,Charlotte, NC
He acting as Hans Brumbaugh in the 1970's series Centenniel was fantastic. We are truly losing a great person.
A truly gentle soul & a credit to all Greek-Americans. Zoe se mas.
Best Defensive Tackle in NFL should be in the Hall of Fame.
alex also played a cop in the movie porkys in early 80's R.I.P. ALEX
Gosh, I sure hope there aren't any horses
in heaven! RIP big guy!
R.I.P. You Will Be Missed
r.i.p.may memories of alex bring you some peace,GOD BLESS all of you.
R.I.P. Alex Karras,great football player & actor; loved you in Blazing Saddles, Porky's & playing in Webster. Will miss you, God be with the family.
My condolences to your family my thoughts and prayers to you, may the God of comfort, comfort you.
Thanks for all the laughs over the years. Thoughts and prayers to the family. Alex will be missed.
I loved him on Webster! My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. May the God if all comfort grant you peace at this time.
If a man should die, can he live again? The bible says yes. May our father in the heavens be upon you in this trying time.
1 Pet 5:6, 2 Cor 1:3-5
We were related to Alex through his first marriage. God Bless the entire family during this sad time.
Always enjoyed Alex in the work that he did. As a kid is was great to meet him at the Ted's Restaurant in Michigan
My condolences to the Karras family on your loss. Alex Karras is the greatest defensive lineman not in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, a great injustice that needs to be corrected. May he rest in peace.
Deepest sympathies to his loved ones. May your memories of him bring you comfort. We loved him in "Webster". Psalms 46:1 says God is for us a refuge and strength.
Always, always one of my favorites in the game and in acting!!!!!! RIP Alex!!
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Good actor,helluva football player. God Bless in your next journey.
My Condolences to the Family
RIP Alex, Sympathies to your family. Enjoyed Webster.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
I, too, was born and raised in Gary, IN. Actually played pick up Basketball games against Alex. A "very formadible" pivot man! God be with you.
My sincerest condolences to the Karras family, and thanks for sharing a great man with the world. God bless you all.
Thank you for the laughter! Loved Webster! RIP Alex.
My sincerest condolences to Alex Karras' family and friends. He will be greatly missed. R.I.P. Alex Karras.
Are prayers are with the family and friends, We were great fans of Mongo... We are so very sorry for your loss... R.I.P...YOU WILL BE MISSED!!
May his memory be eternal
We are all so sorry, and our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. He was a great man with a great heart. Thanks for sharing him with us!
Thanks Mr. Karras for all the great memories with Webster and Blazing Saddles. You will be truly missed. My condolences to all his family and friends.
Dear Susan and family,I am so sorry for your loss of Alex.I am a fan from way back.May God hold and comfort you during your time of need...
RIP, great actor, athlete, person, now an Angel & @ peace, sail on, prayers & blessings to family, will remember always....
Prayers are with you and your family. Loved the scene in Porky's with you and Candy. You will be greatly missed but your movies and tv performances will be your legacy.
ANOTHER ACTOR FROM THE EARLY DAYS GONE. SO SAD. I GUESS ALL ARE DAYS ARE NUMBERED. MAY HE REST IN PEACE AND MAY GOD WATCH OVER HIM.
"Put Him down you can't twirl an Officer" RIP Alex.
Another hero of yesteryear has passed. God bless
He was in the movie, "Against All Odds."
Sorry for the Karras's family loss. He was a great actor. I didn't get a chance to see him play football.
Enjoyed watching you play football and acting. Rest in peace Mr. Karras. My condolences to his family.
RIP Gentle Giant super,actor,you're present shall be missed.
you will be missed . You were the BOMB football player. And gave us so many hours of entertainment. God speed on your journey to Heaven.Love to your family.
Godspeed Alex. You will not be forgotten.
Condolences to a wonderful mans Family, may he R.I.P. forever...Go rest on the mountain you deserve it Buddy...Thanks for everything! Thoughts and Prayers to you and your family may all their wonderful memories help them get thur this sad time... God Bless you all...
So Sorry for you loss. My mother went to Emerson with Alex and brothers and was a cheerleader there and I went to school with his nephew Greg. Prayers are with you. Barbara Vokurka Kozak and Susan Kozak Rietveld
I enjoyed all of your acting abilities
Dearest Karras Family,
I am so deeply sorry for your loss!! He is not replaceable!!!
I always enjoyed watching him anytime I saw him on television! I KNOW he would want his life celebrated!! Thanks for all the comedy, too!!
Alex Karras was not only one of NFL's greatest football players he was a great Father figure in the series Webster. RIP to a truly amazing athlete who touched all of our hearts either on the field or on the camera a God given talent in his own right. He ill be missed by his Family & Friends & by many NFL players around the world.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness comfort your hearts and make you firm in every good deed and word.
Thanks for the memories. R.I.P.
I loved his work in "Webster" and am sorry to hear he suffered due to football injuries. Rest in Peace Alex! You will be missed.
We always enjoyed Mr. Karras' work. My Favorite was Mongo. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences to his lovely wife and family. He was an amazing person. God Bless
To the family of Mr. Karras: My deepest sympathies upon your loss with the passing of such a great man. I had the privilege of spending a few hours with him back in 1975, when I was a student member of the Boise State University Programs Board and Alex came to the campus to give a "standing-room-only" lecture that gave us a lot of insights to his life as a football star and movie actor. Yet underneath his comic facade was a genuine, down-to-earth human being, who knew how to connect to his audience. Alex, thank you for taking five BSU students out to the Bronco Hut, where we talked for several hours after the lecture and he picked up the tab! Rest in peace, you will always be number one in my book!
Dementia, which is usually referred to as Alzheimers, has often been called a cruel disease. The personality of the person afflicted just disappears. My eldest sister passed 2 years ago, at almost the exact same age as Mr Karras, after being afflicted for just over 10 years. She recognized none of her family, not even her two sons. Her death was really a blessing and I did not mourn her death. Her wonderful personality and great sense of humor had been gone a long time. I mourned her a number of years prior to her death. Those who have dealt with Alzheimer's in their relatives know of which I speak.
Sorry I have prattled on.....Alex Karras was one more helluva man. He was much more talented than he was ever given credit for but will be remembered for a long time for his football achievements....but even longer for his acting accomplishments, where far more folks identified with him. God bless you, fair Alex. Rest in peace. Elacie
Fine actor, great athelete. Warm thoughts and much love go out to Susan and the family! Rest in peace, Alex. Thank you for your gifts and for sharing them with us.
My heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Ann, Ted, and Jeff Karras and the entire Karras and Clark families. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs.
God Bless, Such A Great Actor :)
PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING NOW YOU HAVE A GUARDIAN ANGEL TO WATCH OVER YOU ALEX REST IN PEACE ON THE WINGS OF THE ANGEL GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. LOVE AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY.
I am so sorry may your next journey be a place of laughter...God Bless you and your family..you will be missed..karen
God loves you, and so do all of us, here in ohio. Thanks for all the many laughters alex, rest in peace my friend!
We lost a GREAT Man, Entertainer, Roll Model,Son,Husband and Father. He played with and against the best in his Career's. RIP
Dear Alex Karras Family
Was friend of Brother Lou & I remember You Alex.
Ole Squeaky Emerson 1945
REST IN PEACE ALEX. YOU WERE A CLASS ACT BOTH ON THE FIELD AND ALSO AS AN ACTOR.
R.I.P. ALEX KARRAS... (MONGO LIKES CANDY!) God Bless...
AK, You were a once in a lifetime player and person. R.I.P.
Prayers and thoughts for the family of this really wonderful guy.
You were great on Webster and will truly be missed.
also he played George zaharious in the babe dedrickson story and also a cop in the movie porkys he was porkys couzin geat actor big loss sorry to learn of his passing
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
this man will be missed i did not know him but he is with god now
I'm so sorry for your loss. May the God peace be with you all during this difficult time.
To the family of Alex, He was a great man . I enjoyed watching him in Blazing Saddles he love what he did I know what dementia is I lost my mom to that. And celebrate his life .
One of the greatest. One of a kind players we'll never ever see again. Thanks for everything you gave us. Rest in peace.
Our sympathies to Ted and Paul, the entire Karras and Clark families. May the Good Lord have mercy on the soul of Alex Karras. And to Alex, for all of the joy and happiness you brought to so many, Vjecnaja Pamjat.
He was unbearably funny as Mongo, and unforgettably optimistic and energetic as Hans Brumbaugh. Thanks for the memories, Mr. Karras.
Rest in peace, Alex. You really were a gentle giant. Our condolences to your wife and family. You will be deeply missed. It was a joy to watch you play football, and even more to watch on TV and in movies. God Bless.
Our thoughts and prayers are with u all. Alex will be greatly missed we loved the blazzing saddles movie.
Marty & Terri Calhoun North Platte Nebraska
God bless the Karras family.My mother knew Alex and my grandfather bought tires from Karras tires
My condolences to the Karras family. May god give you the strength to endure your sorrow. My thoughts are with you.
May the family be comforted during this sorrowful time. My father also suffers from dementia and I can relate.
RIP Alex, great football player and loved you on the TV and movies you did. My condolences to the family.
My deepest sympathy to the Karras Family.God be with you."Life is changed, not taken away."
I loved watching Mr Karras on Porty's, He was so funny in that movie. R.I.P. Alex Karras
One of my favorite football players and remember someone saying one time "Alex Karras is to mean to play football"! What a different person when he and Webster were intertaining us. I really thought he did a great job as a sports announcer too. So much talent, so much heart ! RIP Sir !
May the peace of God be with you all during these days of deep sorrow.
My fiend LOVED watching u playing football. I remember u playing in MOVIES.xo
To the Karras family Mr. Karras was a rear person from a fan's view point. I wish he done more acting.
I used to travel a lot and I gave up keeping track of how many times people stopped me asking if I were him, I always politely answered "no" and added" he's much more handsome".
Thank you for allowing him to share his life with us. H
RIP ALEX. WE ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING WEBSTER. REMEMBERING YOU WITH A SMILE:)
to the karras/ clark family, god bless your family at this most sorrowful time. RIP alex xo
We are so sorry to hear about Mr. Karras death. It was a shock. We did not know that he was ill until on facebook. We will miss him very much. He brought a lot of laughter to all of us when we needed it. The Karras family are in our prayers. Alex is now one of the Lord's angels. May he rest in peace. We love you Alex and will miss you!
I was shocked to hear about the loss about an iconic NFL Legend&A Detroit Lions patriarch that paved the way for others & I also enjoyed watching him in Webster on Friday nights on ABC Along with My Mel Brooks favorite the 1974 Classic Blazing Saddles &Porkys & I know Mr. Emanuel Lewis. Susan Clark &The Detroit Lions organization is saddened by his loss but may Mr.Karras live on!!!!!!
I am truly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you as you struggle to cope and endure these difficult days.
You were right, we are all just a pawn, in this game of life. rest in peace,
"Mongo only Pawn In Game of Life". You'll be missed. God Speed.
Go in peace. God be with you, now and forever.
I loved his character in Victor/Victoria. Perfect.
To the Karras Family: Alex had many outstanding talents and believe he is now at rest. May you be surrounded by love and peace at this very difficult time. Just one of his millions of fans--JM, Austerlitz, NY
His banter with Howard Cossell on Monday Night Football were the greatest. He made Monday nights the most enjoyable of the week. My most sincere condolences. He will be missed.
Such a great guy you were. Rest in Peace.
Mr. Karras was a boyhood hero of mine in Detroit, as I'm sure he was for many other Greek-Americans. I've met a few of his friends, including Johnny Butsicaris, who told me what a loyal person Mr. Karras was, keeping in touch constantly, even after his success in Hollywood. I will always carry fond memories of him.
I use to watch the show Webster. I loved it! May you RIP. We will never forget you and your talent. Prayers to your family and friends.
My deepest sympathy to the Karras Family.Alex was always very helpful to my career & always just a great guy to be around -- Alex you will be missed but never forgotten.
To Alex Karras
I did watch Webster and loved it.
To your family my sympathy.
Alex you will truly be miss I really enjoyed all of Webster movie you played in. And to the family God Bless you all and we love you very much...
Really enjoyed seeing you play football and you evolved into a very good actor that brought a lot of smiles to many. Thanks and now that your pawn has been taken off the chess board, may you rest in peace.
I am very saddened to here about this loss. I remember webster and his football career but my fondest memory was him in blazing sattles. May God bless the family.
Dear Karras family, what a gentle giant your loved one was. May he rest in peace knowing how much he was loved by the world. May you find some comfort in knowing others care & share your loss. Our deepest & heartfelt sympathy to you all. God Bless.
my dad often took my brother and I to lindell lc after games.i fondly remember alex with bobby lane standing at the bar,bobby telling stories and alex,shy and reserved.years later,my dad said alex made more money punching a horse than he ever made playing for the lions.
Thoughts and prayers to all that knew and loved Mr. Karras.
So proud that he's from "Da Region"!!!!
Godspeed, Mr. Karras....you're no longer in pain.
Never forget you & the Lions and the hurt that you laid on Bart Starr during the Thanksgiving game game in 1962. However acting brought out the softer side of Alex Karras; thank you for over 50 years of memories; RIP #71
A delightful, caring and talented man. How much we will all miss him. My deepest sympathies to his family.
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of Alex Karras. My mother and my uncles were friends of the Karras boys back when they were young. They were neighbors in Gary, Indiana. My uncle John would tell us stories about them and their football days. I also attended Emerson High School in the 60's and Alex was the pride of Emerson.
May God rest his soul and bless his family. Zoi se sas from the Maragos and Kouremetis family.
To the Karras Family,
My deepest and sincere sympathy to your family. I loved Alex on the show Webster. May he always rest in God's beautiful kingdom. I too am from Gary, IN even though I now live in California. Alex, heaven has gained a great person in you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
My sympathy to the Karras family.
I saw Mr Karras play the Chicago Bears every year at Wrigley Field. Your defense was awesome!
Rest In Peace.
R.I.P ALEX, my prayers goes out to family and friens.
My condolences to the Karras family. (Psalm 46:1)
To Alex Karras,
I loved to watch you on the ABC sitcom Webster starring Emmanuel Lewis. You were a very talented actor. God Bless. Lisa Weiner
My sincere sympathy to the Karras family. The death of a love one cause great grief. May the loving memories of Alex, and the words of God at Psalms 55:22 bring the family comfort at this the of grief.
We enjoyed everything we saw with Mr. Karras. Such a pleasant man. Our thoughts and prayers go out for his loved ones...may a Gracious God Bless and Keep You.
My condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. Karras.
Rest in Peace Alex.. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Grew up watching you play and act. You were a inspiration to all. God bless and keep you.
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Just a great player and funny human being. He'll be missed especially by all of us Detroiters.
I had the opportunity to fly between Houston and Detroit in the early 1990,s with Alex and found him to be a very down to earth person. He made a 3 hr. flight very enjoyable. We talked about our lives and I found him as interested in mine as I was in his. It was only 3 hours of our lives but it was a span of time to know that I was spending it with a truly great man. My condolences to his family at your loss and know that his passing is felt by many.
Peace alex you are on that all great team up in the heaven.you will always be in my family heart.susan will keep the family in the light and everybody will remain strong always.god bless your soul number71 ALEX:KARRAS@email@example.com
Rest in Peace, Potatoes Brumbau, I think you portrayed that roll the best, but I enjoyed everything you did, including Mongo. Great football player! We will miss you. MY condolences to the family.
I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HERE ABOUT THE DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY YOUR FAMILY IS IN MY PRAYERS AT THIS TIME OF NEED
loved him in the NFL when he was playing, and loved him as an actor. my prayers go out to his fly.
So sorry for your lost . May God be with you in this time of sorrow.
MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS...I LOVED WATCHING WEBSTER..RIP ALEX KARRAS!!!
the lions have lost one man with a big heart R.I.P
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
My prayers go out to him & his family!!! RIP Alex
to a ledgend and icon my condolences goes to your family . you may be missed but always respected.
A Very talented man, he will be missed. Donna Lister (Beverly Hills, CA)
We were honored and pleased to have had the pleasure of serving Alex Karras at our restaurant, the Ice Cream Works, Corning, NY. He stopped in almost every day for a week to order our gyros. We respected his privacy and we thrilled that he visited us so often. We light a candle for Alex Karras to light his way to a restful peace and celebrate his life. Mick and Bonnie Balok, Pine City, NY
I am very sorry for your loss. Thought's and prayer's to the family...
WAS A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER AND ACTOR AND SPORTS COMMENTARY.HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. AT HOME AT LAST WITH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST.
You will be remembered for your fierceness on the football field,your funniness in the movies and your role on Webster. RIP. My sympathies to your entire family.
My prayers go out to Alex Karras.
Grant him eternal rest o lord and let perpitual light shine upon him.
From Chicago Bears fan
I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the family during your time of sorrow. Please keep in mind the comfort that God offers when we face any kind of distress. Also, he is a refuge and strength for us, a help that is readily to be found during difficult times (Psalm 46:1). As you endure the days ahead, may God give you peace and comfort.
Alex Karras will be missed not only as a football player and as a person a gentle giant he was a great man.One of the best defensive lineman of all time. I hope for his legacy the football hall of fame will honar him with the greats of all time. He is well deserving of this honor. R.I.P. ALEX
My condolences to the Karras. Webster was a sitcom my sister and I enjoyed watching.-Ps.90:10
Not only was he a great football player, he was a "Man's Man." A good role model.
Peace Be With You and Your Family. You are one of my favorites.
Dear Karras and other families,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless him and his family.
May his memory be eternal!
My thoughts and prayers are with the
family of Alex Karras. Thanks for the
Rest in peace. May God be with ur family.
My Deepest Sympathies to the Karras Family. Terrific on the field and off. A wonderful and kind man whose humor, charm and wit kept us all entertained. See you on the Gridiron in the sky. God Bless
My thoughts and prayers to the Karras family. I enjoyed watching Alex as a player and an actor. They don't make em any tougher than Alex. You'll be missed #71.
Rest in Peace Mr. Karras. You brought great joy to the world as a Detroit Lion and in your other endeavors. God Bless, Julie
To Susan, Gary, Indiana is still trying to hang on to the seeds we've planted and are trying maintain the work ethics of your husband. As a young man, I met a football coach from Horace Mann who played high school football against Alex, and I'll never forget what he said; "He was like running into an army tank that backed over you afterwards."
Susan, may everything you seek from our gladiators make a change and become fruitful.
I had an opportunity to meet him in Chicago in the early 1970's. Great individual. Condolences to his family and loved ones.
I got the biggest kick out of watching him on the big screen after his football career. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.
I thought he was a beautiful soul and my prayers go out to his lovely wife Susan and family for their loss.
Thank you for entertaining us all these years, on the field, and on the screen. Peace to your loved ones...........you are now their angel!
Mongo, you were much more than a pawn. You were a king in the game of life.
Rest in Peace
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
To the Karras family I am so sorry for your loss. May all of you be comforted and supported. The memories of his life bring you joy as it has many. He was one of my Dads and older brothers favorite Lions players. Bye Mongo Santamaria. Soon we will never have to see loved ones suffer with illnesses or death itself. Take care all, Isaiah 33: 24.
Rest in Peace and now with not any more pain.Loved you in Webster, Mr Alex Karras.
With my deepest condolences. Hoping now all your pain has gone, RIP. I loved Alex Karras in Webster..
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
RIP Big Fella. A great player in both football and acting. Your MONGO role will never be forgotten.and your football prowess was enormous.
I grew up watching "Webster" every week so I wanted to tell you how deeply sorry I am for your loss. The world was a better place because of his presense. Your family is in my prayers.
We have lost yet another great American. You'll be missed.
I remember Alex as a terrific actor. I didn't get to see him as a Lion since my dad said girls don't like football. I also got to see him in Webster and Blazing Saddles. God Bless you Alex, your wife Susan, your family and friends. you will be sorely missed.
Alex went to school with my older brother and sister. I remember them always talking about what a great guy he was. Sorry to hear of his passing May he rest in peace. the Osika Family
RIP Mongo. Great football player, actor and commentator. I grew up watching him on "Webster". My condolences to Suan and his children.
Rest in Eternal Peace
My God be with your family and friends
Sad to hear Alex Karras has passed away. Years ago my Dad, brothers and I met Alex, wonderful personality! Love and prayers to his family.
Alberta Salim Issaq
May the good Lord provide comfort to his family... God bless!!
When I was 14 my dad and mom drove me to
Iowa City to watch Alex and the Hawkeyes.
It was truely the adventure of a lifetime. I enjoyed watching both you Mrs Clark and Alex in your TV show. Thankyou and May God Bless your whole family.
Great Ballplayer, Funny Actor & Good Person----R I P --ALEX
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." Thomas Campbell
I was too young to know him as a footballer, but LOVED his acting talent. Many prayers and good thought to family and friends. R.I.P. Mr. Karras...
Dear Susan and Karras Family,
I had the pleasure of meeting Alex by chance in the 1980's at a restaurant in Michigan. After recognizing him I stopped staring and went over and said hello and thanked him for all the great football and let him know that my family enjoyed his acting skills as well. He was very humbled and very nice.
Thank you to his family for sharing him with us, his numerous fans.
My sincere sympathy to Alex's family.
May he rest in peace.
A awesome guy. So sorry to hear the passing of him. May you rest in peace.
My prayers go out to the Families. God bless.
RIP Alex. The world has one less good guy in it.
LOVED HIM....and loved the love he and Susan had. So very sorry to his family for your loss. May he rest in peace.
Hey Mongo, God has reserved a place on his defensive team and you've been elected to play the spot. Rest In Peace
The last time I saw you Susan was 58 years ago when you were living on Coldstream, about the second house in from Glengrove (Toronto). Barb Murray and I (Diane Ferguson) were standing on that corner talking with you when you stated that you were going to become an actress. Barb and I figured that was a fantasy dream goal. Well become an actress you did and an extremely good one. In more recent years, you and your family and I shared the same hairdresser, Debbie Muxlow in ski country. She has told me more of your general life as relayed to her. On behalf of Barb, Debbie and myself, we offer you and your family our condolences on Alex's passing from Canada.
Alex you were a credit to all americans. You were a great athlete who worked very hard and an actor who's character's you played were memorable. Rest in Peace my friend....
Only Mongo could punch a horse and get away with it. What an actor! I have always enjoyed Blazing Saddles because of Alex. May he rest in peace.
Those who knew Alex well feel this loss in so many ways. Please, remember Alex by making a donation to Resources Defense Council, Bioneers and Greenpeace or a group of your choice that protects the environment.
I did not know him personally. I always liked his movies and tv shows. He played football for my Detroit Lions. God Bless him and his family in their time of sorrow.
Thank you Karras family for sharing him with us. He was definitely one of the "good guys".
My thoughts and prayers are with the Karras family during this time of loss. May Alex rest in Peace. God Bless.
What a sweet and giving man. My prayers go out to his family and friends. Rest in peace, Dear Man. You will be missed.
Alex also did an excellent portrayal of Mr. Brumbaugh in the mini-series "Centennial" taken directly from James A. Michener's book "Centennial." ..an awesome gentleman also. Charlie ...in the pines...
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God surround your family with angels in the days ahead.
Rest in Peace Alex. My sympathy to the family
we all missed him when he left gary indiana and now we loss him again. the people of gary and emerson scholl say to him we will met again alex.god bless
my prayers are with your familyinthis timeof sorrowthankyoufor many laughs on webster maygod be withthe familyatthis time
you was a great dad on WEBSTER i enjoy watching the show you will be very much miss GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY
i too grew up in Gary In. and wanted to be just like Mr. Karras , played againsthis old high school Emerson vs Horace Mann , those where the good days and then meeting Mr. Karras at a lunchin ,was the best day of my life . may god take you and may you rest in peace .
I grew up in Detroit and Alex Karras was always my favorite Lion. His high level of play and sense of humor were fascinating. I will always love his role as Mongo in Blazing Saddles, one of my favorite movies. He was a truly talented person and the world is a lesser place without him.
My thoughts and prayers are with the Karras family during this time of loss. May God bless.
To The Karras family, I am sorry to hear of the passing of Alex, He was a great actor, athlete and person. Let the memories in your hearts live on forever. I also grew up in Miller right on Oak Ave which was the first house right next door from Weisses grocery store. Again my condolences goes out to the family.
Thank you for the wonderful memories. You will always be remembered.
My prayers to the family of Alex . They now have a special Angel to watch over them.
My condolences to the Alex Karras family.
Rest in peace BIG GUY. God bless you.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY. THE MAIN REASON I PURCHASED VICTOR/VICTORIA AND BLAZING SADDLES WAS ALEX. HE WAS JUST DELIGHTFUL. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. R.I.P.
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Alex Karras. May you draw close to the hearer of prayer as you mourn your loss (Psalm 65:2).
I loved Webster as a child. Mr. Karras's character was one I admired very much. Looking at his photo here, into those kind, comforting eyes, I am brought back to a time in my life when all felt right in this little girl's world. Thanks for the warm, pleasant memories. God bless
one of the NFL's greatest and funnest....rest in peace......jim
Thoughts and prayers to the Karras family. Terrific sportsman and actor. He will be missed.
so sorry to hear about the lost of a fine man and a great hero he was one of the greatest in and off the field u will be sadly miss our prayer goes out to the family of Mr Karras
May the almighty God comfort your love ones and fans as they celebrate your life.I enjoyed your sitcom Webster,you was indeed a good actor.You brought so many laughs to the show.Sweeping due for a night but joy comes in the morning.Sleep in heavenly peace.
RIP Alex and thanks for the memories.
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE KARRAS' FAMILY.(RIP)
A BROWNS fan 61 years.. but Alex made me laugh. The 'beer-drinkers announcer' he said on Monday night football ...
He sure loved Gary Indiana ...
A nice guy, a great football player ...
MY CONDOLENCE TO THE FAMILY. RIP
Wesster was a greate show and my father would miss it. The kindness came through when you watch it, we need more good people like Mr Karras in the world.
So very sad RIP! I had just read that he was in very bad shape,,,,so sorry! Thank you for all the memories when I was growing up! Just good ole TV back then.
I will miss him so much. No one my age will ever forget Mongo!!! Mongo will always ROCK!
My condolences to Ms. Clark and all of his friends and family. How precious it is to have family with you when the time comes. He is free from his injuries and dimensia. God Bless.
He certainly will be missed: a tremendous athlete and followed with a short but terrific film career. Who can forget 'Mongo'?
Goodnight Mongo! we will miss you!
Dear Susan and Karras Family:
My condolences to you all on the loss of Alex. While I never had the honor and privilege of meeting him, It was on my bucket list. Alex was one of the few athletes who went on to a greater career after his playing days ended. He made another name for himself in broadcasting and acting and when you saw him on the screen, you always snapped to attention. He could deliver not only comedy, but some of the most poignant moments.
From his days as an Iowa Hawkeye to those with the Detroit Lions, He played the game with a ferocity that few have.
And he enjoyed a long and loving marriage to Susan. We should all be so fortunate.
He left us with so many memorable moments that we can all cherish and recall. We are so much better for his having been with us.
My his memories embrace you for the rest of your lives.
May God's gentle peace fill your heartand comfort your soul today and
in the days to come, I am so very sorry for your loss. As you cherish
fond memories also know that God is with you and will provide peace
and hope in the days ahead.