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Jack L Karp

Winnetka, Illinois

Jun 16, 1936 – Jul 22, 2016 (Age 80)


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Arrangements under the direction of Weinstein Funeral Home, Wilmette, Wilmette, IL.

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Betsy and family,

Please know that my love, thoughts and sympathy are with you all. Jack was quite a PERSON. I have a wonderful memory of him which endeared him to me deeply. Sometime ago, my daughter Samantha and I met you and Jack at the Fine Arts Theater. You were kind enough to give us a ride home. Sam mentioned her interest in philosophy to Jack. With in the week Jack mailed Sam a philosophy book. Wow, what an incredibly kind and thoughtful act. For that, I have always...

I am so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. He was such a pleasure to work with. Such a gentleman always, kind and very funny. I am so lucky to recently have had lunch with him. A real treat to talk with him always. My condolence to you all.
Lynn Scharaga
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Dear Betsy and family-
I was very sad to hear of Jack's passing.
I will always remember the brief time we have spent with the two of you when you visited Jeremy, Sandy, and your grandchildren here in Portland, including a very lovely Passover. I remember Jack for his kind and welcoming nature to our family and his great and wide-ranging intellectual curiosity which led to many enjoyable conversations. May his memory be a blessing to you all.
Sincerely, the Suhlers

Dear Betsy,

Jack was a brilliant and talented individual. His astute insights
and sense of humor were readily
apparent. Our heartfelt sympathy
to you and the family.
Roberta and Hal Barron

Betsy and family, I too am saddened by Jack's passing. He will always be remembered for his whit and wisdom, even as an undergrad at ZBT, Cornell. He led his life with style and zest. His memories will live on Buzz Ruttenberg

I have just learned of Jack's death, and I am deeply saddened. I am a professor of Philosophy and Classics at Jack's alma mater, Cornell. I met Jack a few times and corresponded with him, and I can only add to the wonderful tributes that I have read above. He was indeed a gentleman and a scholar, and a man of endless intellectual energy and curiosity.

Some years ago, he established the Joseph and Eva Karp Fund--in his parents' names, characteristically, not in his own--for the...

Dear Betsy, family and friends of Jack
I had the opportunity to work with Jack for several years when I was the dean of the school of Culinary Arts at Kendall College. He had great respect for our industry, for the craft and the business and wanted to be sure that we train cooks, bakers, restaurateurs who had passion and compassion like himself. In those days the college was struggling with major decisions and a further move to Chicago, Jack was a great listener and adviser. He lived...

Dearest Betsy,

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
You and Jack spread so much happiness
to everyone who was fortunate to be
in your company.
I know he will be greatly missed.



Dear Betsy,

I was unable to sign the guestbook today but want to express my admiration for Jack and tell you how much he is missed by all of us from the Tertulia. He was a real presence whom we have sorely missed in the last years. His knowledge, joy in learning and sharing with us was truly unique

Ann Mallow