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Beatrice G. (Taylor) Karp

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Beatrice G. (Taylor) Karp Obituary
KARP, Beatrice G. ( Taylor) Age 102 of Chestnut Hill, formerly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and Medford on July 12, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Harold Karp. Devoted mother of Stephen R. Karp and his wife Jill of Weston, Barbara Shuster of New York City. Dear grandmother of Douglass Karp, Jana Karp, Scott Shuster and Suzy Shuster Eisen. Loving great grandmother of Jack, Sam and Ella Shuster, Alexander and Cooper Eisen. Dear sister of Miriam Kaplan of Washington, DC, and the late Frances Sherman and George Taylor. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their families. The Karp family would like to thank Vivian Glover for her care, and a special thank you to Beatrice's best friend and caregiver Adwoa Amoah. Mrs. Karp was born in Boston and grew up in Medford. As a teenager, she won the title of "Miss Medford". While working in the Medford city solicitor's office, she attended Northeastern law school at night and graduated in 1932. Mrs. Karp was past President of League of Women Voters, and the first women incorporator of The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Medford, where she also served as President of the Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer. Mrs. Karp was an avid golfer and bridge player. She was a member of Oakley Country Club and The Blue Hills Country Club. In Fort Lauderdale she was active in her condominium association. Mrs. Karp established an endowment in support of macular degeneration research at Children's Hospital, Boston. Private Graveside services will be held on Wednesday July 13, 2011. Memorial observance will be at the home of Stephen and Jill Karp Wednesday evening 7-9pm and Thursday 2-4, 7-9pm. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital, 300 Longwood Ave. Boston, MA 02115. Brezniak-Rodman Chapel www.brezniakrodman.com

Published in The Boston Globe on July 13, 2011
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