Richard Karron (1934 - 2017)

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RICHARD KARRON Richard Karron, born Richard Henry Karant, on April 11, 1934, died March 1, 2017 at the age of 82 with his family by his side in Wilmington, NC. A gathering for family and friends to honor Richard will be held at the home of Richard and his wife, Judy Girard, 629 Tanbridge Road in Wilmington from 2 - 4 pm on Saturday, March 4. He was born in Bronx, New York to Samuel and Gertrude Karant. He served in the Army in the Korean War for eight years and was an Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. After a career as a salesperson, he then was discovered by Dustin Hoffman at 'Catch a Rising Star' in New York and started an acting career. Richard was in the entertainment industry including stage, TV, movies and voice overs well into his late 60s and early 70s. Richard married his wife, Judy, in September of 2001 and they later moved from New York to Wrightsville Beach, NC. Richard quickly contributed to the community through his dog, Catalina and Canines for Service and self-recovery programs. Mr. Karron is survived by his wife, Judy Girard, Daughters Stacy Johnson and Gwenn Vallone, Grandson Mookie Johnson and Granddaughter Malyn Johnson, Nephews Duane, Glenn and Keith Karant and niece Allison Karant, and their spouses and children. Donations may be made to Canines for Service through
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on Mar. 3, 2017
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