Riverview Funeral Home

Obituary for George R. Karas

A photograph of George R. Karas

Born: Bridgeport
Lived: Mission Viejo, CA

George R. Karas, age 88, of Mission Viejo, CA, peacefully passed away in his home on October 4, 2018. George was born in Bridgeport, CT to the late Chris and Sophie (Karoky) Karas. His father was from Greece and his mother was from Russia.
George attended schools in Bridgeport, CT and graduated Valedictorian from Bridgeport Engineering Institute with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He served in the United States Army as a Platoon Sergeant in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged in 1953.
George has three children, daughter Karen Kopec, son G. Brian Karas and son Gregory Karas, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren, all residing on the East coast.
He spent most of his adult career working at Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, CT, dealing with all phases of the Blackhawk helicopter.
He married Mary Lou in 1982, has two stepsons, Ronald Viggiano and David Viggiano, and three grandchildren on the West coast.
He retired from Sikorsky in 1993 and enjoyed his retirement as a member of the Kiwanis Club, and filling some time woodworking, painting, golfing and grandchildren activities.
Friends may greet the family at the Riverview Funeral Home, 390 River Road, Shelton, on Sunday from 3 to 5 PM. On Tuesday, friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 10AM at St. Margaret Mary Church, 50 Donovan Lane, Shelton. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Riverside Cemetery.
Online condolences can be offered at www.riverviewfh.com.