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Robert “Bobby” George Karl

Robert “Bobby” George Karl entered eternal rest on July 24, 2019 in his sleep, in his home, near his loving wife of 70 years, Janette; at the age of 89. Bobby was the first of six children of Henry and Renee Karl. Born during the Depression on December 15, 1929, Bobby grew up during World War II, and later served in the Navy Reserves for several years. Bobby met Janette Theresa Boudreaux in 1947, married in 1949. They lived in the New Orleans area all their lives, and the same house for 66 years. Dad was a lifelong Catholic. Dad was an ordinary man, raised a family of five, one daughter and four sons, no easy task. Dad loved gatherings with family and friends. Most of Bob’s working career was at American Standard, retiring as a supervisor. When Dad and Mom both retired, they traveled with friends Henry and Ruthie, Jean and Betty. Dad struggled with dementia the last ten years of his life. Survived by his children: Diane, Michael J. (Patti), David (Linda), Daniel (Beth), Craig (Gretchen) and grandchildren: Chad (Karen), Leah (Mark), Taralyn (George), Michael J. Jr., Roddy (Amanda), Sonni (Zandt), Cassie (Matthew), Jessica, Brian, Matt (Alex) and great grandchildren: Dara, Demi, Drew, Lucien, Sam, Chloe, Addie, Asa, Annalie, Denton, Finley, Eli, Addie, Tucker. Also survived by siblings John Henry, Barbara, Raymond (Vivian), sister in laws, Dollieann and Elsie and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dad was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Buddy and Red. May Dad rest in peace with Jesus now. Relatives and friends attended the Visitation and Funeral Mass at Blessed Francis Seelos Catholic Church, 3053 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117 on Monday, July 29, 2019. Interment: St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. A gathering was held afterwards at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please celebrate Bobby’s memory by donating to your favorite charity or cause. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit

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