Johnson City: Stephen Karaim, 94, Johnson City, passed away Tuesday June 10, 2014 surrounded by family. He is predeceased by his parents, Harry and Mary; brothers, Anthony, Paul, Joseph, John and sister, Anna Uhrinec. Stephen is survived by his wife Pauline of 67 years; four children and spouses; Stephen J. and Helen Karaim, Eugene and Christina Karaim, Catherine and Jeffrey Hunt, Marymargaret and Kevin Fresquez; one beloved granddaughter Sarah; sisters-in-law, Ruby, Marie, Anna; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces, nephews. Stephen proudly served his country in WWII during PEARL HARBOR, Pacific and European Theaters, Army Company 1 409th infantry. He was a former E.J. Factory worker and retired from Olum's. Stephen was a garden enthusiast, a lover of the outdoors; especially enjoying walks in the woods, hunting and fishing. He had a knack for repurposing odd items for clever use around the house. Stephen volunteered at the Sacred Heart Ukrainian Church kitchen and was instrumental in building the Castle Creek picnic grounds pavilion. Special thanks to VA nurses Therese and Liz, hospice staff, UHS, Lourdes, and General Hospital TC unit. Panakhyda will be held 9AM, Monday, June 16, 2014 at J.F. Rice Funeral Home, 150 Main St., Johnson City, and a Funeral Liturgy recited by Rev. Teodor B. Czabala Jr. at 9:30AM at Sacred Heart Ukrainian Catholic Church, 230 Ukrainian Hill Rd., Johnson City. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home on Sunday, June 15, 2014 from 3:30PM-5PM. A Parastas (Prayer Service) will be held at the funeral home at 3PM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stephen's memory can be made to Sacred Heart Ukrainian Building Fund. "Eternal Memory / Vichna Pamyat"
J.F. Rice Funeral Home
150 Main St. Johnson City, NY 13790
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from June 14 to June 16, 2014