Long time fire fan, former Chief of the Chicago Civil Defense, and Rosemont Public Safety Auxiliary Captain Eddie Karas, Sr. died on Saturday after a sudden illness.

Edward James Karas

July 19, 1952 – September 24, 2011

Karas, Edward James. Beloved husband of Lucy (nee Sanchez) and the late Jorjean Ellen. Proud father of James Arthur (Krystyna), Edward James II (Jill) and step daughter Jasmine. Loving grandfather of Eliana, Emilie, Brooke, Carlie, Jackie, Jesus, and Zion. Past Commander Chicago Fireman’s Post 667 American Legion; Chief Chicago Civil Defense 477; Rosemont Public Safety Auxiliary Captain 604/183; Retired Machinist-City of Chicago Water Dept “Water 1”. In Lieu of flowers, we request donations to be made to the The Fire Chaplain’s Ministry Fund 1140 W Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607. Funeral info: malecandsonsfh.com or 773-774-4100.

 Visitation is Tuesday Sept. 27 1PM-9PM

Malec Funeral Home 6000 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago


a department walk through will take place at 7PM

(Arrive at 6:15PM)

The service will be 10AM on Wednesday Sept. 28 followed by a procession to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood

Eddie Karas


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