Fred Karl

Tampa, Florida


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Dear Mercedes:

I was thinking about you and Fred this morning and your time at Inglenook in Tallahassee. I followed your time in Tampa and I know Fred was happy and inspired all the time. Kindest personal regards,

Mike Hines
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 15, 2013

To The Karl Family,
May God bless and keep you at this time of sorrow. Mr. Karl is in heaven with God and will now serve as a guardian angel. "Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," with the realization that your loved has triumphed over every adversity and is now in the presence of the Almighty. You will be in my prayers.

My thoughts and prayers are with Mercedes, Rick and the entire Karl family. May you be comforted with the peace of knowing he is with God; We are all blessed to have known him.

I will miss my Uncle Fred greatly, who I just recently got to know all over again. He is my Dads older brother, and I miss them both.

The Pierce family sends love to the Karl family and we share many wonderful memories of our times together on Crescent Ridge Road. Fred is now well and with our Lord. Love to you all. Mary Ann and family

He will always be in my heart as a guide and moral compass. It was an honor to have known him.

To the Karl Family, I was so sad to hear about Mr. Karl's passing. I worked for Mr. Karl at the County Attorney's Office and he was wonderful to work for. Such a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Deborah Ferraro

Dear Mercedes,
I want to tell you how much I appreciated knowing Fred and a few of the many contributions he made for our state. I first encountered him when he left the Supreme Court and became public counsel for the Fla. Public Service Commission where he demonstrated integrity and a deep understanding of the complexities of the issues. My respect for him grew as his contributions in Tampa and Hillsborough County mounted. I know that this is a very heavy loss for you personally. You...


Fred's Obituary

Fred Karl, longtime Tampa public servant, died Thursday. He was 88. Karl served as a state legislator in both houses, state supreme court justice, and president and CEO of Tampa General Hospital. He also earned a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star after being wounded during the Battle of...

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