Celebration of Life for Karl C. Harper, 61, of Winthrop, will be held December 9, 2010 at the New Testament Church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Don Curry presiding. There will be no calling hours.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Karl passed away at his home on December 4, 2010 under the loving care of his loving wife and daughters.
Karl is survived by his wife Cynthia; three daughters, Snow Harper-Moulton and husband Brian, Taneal Harper and fiancé Jose Hernandez and Taylor Harper all of Massena; six grandchildren, Peyton Harper, Broderick Harper-Moulton, Briallen and Brecken Harper-Moulton, Izah Moore, and Rowan Hernandez; brothers Evan and wife Connie Harper of Parishville, Dale Harper of Parishville, Dean and wife Ellen Harper of Richville, Kent and wife Karen Harper of Maryland, and Neal and wife Holly of Morley; sisters Cheryl and husband Carmen Armstrong of Parishville, and Cynthia Gibson of Winthrop; and many nieces and nephews.
Karl was born on March 7, 1949 in Potsdam the son of Evan and Erma (Witherell) Harper. He graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School in 1967. He attended North Country Community College and received a certificate as a LPN, and graduated from SUNY Canton College and received his RN degree in 1977. He married Cynthia Charleston on September 7, 1974.
He served in the US Army during as a medical corpsman during the Veitnam Conflict. Karl worked in the operating room as a surgical nurse at Massena Memorial Hospital for several years. Karl also owned a general contracting business, Harper's Home Improvement, for the past 30 years.
He was a member of the VFW in Massena, American Legion in Winthrop. Karl was an avid bow hunter, he enjoyed fishing, woodworking and loved being outdoors.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Dr. David Ettinger (http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/kimmel_cancer_center/our_center/make_gift/). Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial. com