January 7, 1926 — November 10, 2017
GREENWICH — Michael “Nick” Karp, 91, a lifelong resident of Greenwich and most recently of Ellaville, Georgia (while living with the Langlois family), passed away peacefully Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia.
He was born Jan. 7, 1926 in Stillwater, to the late Stephen and Mary Nussell Karp.
Nick served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II and the Korean War. Nick was commander of the American Legion and VFW Post 7251, he served as Greenwich fire department chief for 15 years, and was supervisor for the town of Greenwich for 16 years. He owned and operated Karp's Texaco Service Station in Greenwich with his brothers, and then later owned M & H Auto Service.
Nick loved fishing, hunting, cooking and working in his vegetable gardens, in addition to dancing and telling stories, all while showing his amazing smile and larger than life personality. During the winter months, he enjoyed traveling to Florida with his companion, Betty Dixson.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Hazel Nolan Karp; brothers, Peter, Wesley, Steve and Harry; and sisters, Rose Fryer, Katherine White and Anna flynn.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Carol Karp; companion, Betty Dixson; and several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at St. Joseph's Church in Greenwich, with the Rev. Martin Fisher officiating.
Burial with full military honors will follow the Mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. After services at the cemetery, family and friends are invited to the Greenwich VFW Post 7251, 63 Abeel Ave. Greenwich for a reception.
There will be no prior calling hours.
Donations in Nick's name may be made to the Greenwich Fire Department, 60 Hill St. Greenwich, NY 12834.
Online condolences and messages to the family may be made at www.flynnbrosinc.com.