Karl W. Holm

HOLM, Karl W. 74, of Tampa, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Born (March 22, 1938) and raised in Chicago, Karl attended the University of Illinois and graduated from Chicago Technical College in 1960 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He moved to Tampa in 1968 and worked as a Product Manager for the Celotex Corporation for many years. After leaving the corporate world, he and Barbara were able to spend many summers at their cottage in beautiful Door County, WI. Karl is survived by his wife (and best friend) of 47 years, Barbara; his son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Barbara and granddaughter, Zoe, and his beloved yellow lab, Jesse. Karl proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as Lt. (JG) Navigator aboard the USS Rainier (AE-5). Per his request there will be no service. Final interment will be at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. A good husband, a good father, and just a very good man, we will miss him very much. The family welcomes friends and neighbors to the house for a memorial gathering on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the USO, PO Box 96860, Washington, DC, 20087-7677 (USO.org) or to Lifepath Hospice, 3010 W. Azeele St., Tampa, FL 33609 (Lifepath-Hospice.org). Please sign the online guestbook at www.blountcurrywest.com

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Feb. 10, 2013