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Jack Russell Karp


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Jack Russell Karp Obituary
July 15, 1938 - May 5, 2017 Jack Karp was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1938 and moved with his parents, Jean and Sam Karp, and his sister, Barbara (all previously deceased), to Los Angeles in 1946. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 1957 and the University of Southern California in 1960. He married Lois Lindell Karp in 1960 and moved to Rancho Palos Verdes in 1970. Jack and Lois were a team. Together they grew their business, raised their family, and traveled the world. Jack was an avid bike rider, reader of WWII history and loved his garden and fruit trees. Jack believed in participating in his professional organizations as well as his community. He enjoyed being a soccer referee when his sons were in AYSO. Jack started his career in Industrial Real Estate in the South Bay in 1962. He founded National Properties Group, a full-service brokerage company specializing in industrial and office real estate, in 1974. Additionally, he served as President of the AIR Commercial Real Estate Association from 1976-1977. He was also an expert witness, a Neutral for the American Arbitration Association, member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors, a Fire Commissioner and Technical Advisor to the LA County Fire Department, Planning Commissioner for Rancho Palos Verdes, Board of Directors Palos Verdes Community Emergency Response Team and President of the School of Commerce USC from 1959-1960. In spite of all of his achievements, his greatest pride was his home and his family. He is survived by his wife Lois, sons Timothy (wife Kim), and Adam (wife Cathy), and grandchildren Meggie, Ethan and Lucy. There will be a "Celebration of Life" on June 27, 2017 at Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay, 5721 Crestridge Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275 at 2:00 pm.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from May 13 to May 14, 2017
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