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Cocoa Beach, FL
Paul Karpa, 87, of Cocoa Beach, FL passed away June 20, 2014. He was born in Brooklyn, New York City, NY. Paul was the son of Paul and Marie Kaups Karpa.
He is survived by his dear friend, Mary Baldwin; brother, Karl (Linda Lee) Karpa; daughter, Liisa (Rick) Smith; son, Paul Mark (Palma) Karpa; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, June; sister, Linda; and granddaughter, Brittany.
Paul joined the US Navy on October 1, 1943 and served during WW II and the Korean Conflict.He attended Iowa University and graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.
He loved the Floridian lifestyle including boating, fishing, swimming, and gardening. Paul liked the quiet pursuits of reading, listening to music, and doing crossword puzzles. He delighted in the company of his close friends and neighbors.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Beckman-Williamson Funeral Home, 101 North Brevard Ave., Cocoa Beach. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the
. You may sign Paul's guestbook at www.beckman-williamson .com.
Beckman Williamson Funeral Home
101 North Brevard Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 25 to June 26, 2014