Alexander Joseph Karol Jr.
Alexander Joseph Karol Jr. of Henderson NV, formerly of Salisbury Township, PA, passed away in the early morning hours of Monday, January 30, 2017 in his Nevada home. He was 65 years old.
A 1973 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, Alexander “Coach” Karol was a long-time teacher, school board member, and football coach at Salisbury High School in Allentown, PA, having served as head coach during the 1997 and 1998 seasons. He also served on the coaching staff at Notre Dame High School and Saucon Valley High School prior to moving to Nevada in 2006. His lifelong passion for sports and education touched the lives of hundreds of students over the years, while his unique story-telling abilities and lovable, larger-than-life personality made him a friend to all who knew him. Alex loved all animals and served as an advocate for animal adoption. He became a Facebook favorite when he began chronicling his witty and unique observations of everyday life in a series of daily posts referred to as “Alex’s Rant of the Day.” Alex’s greatest wish has always been to make a difference in the world and in the lives he touched along the way. Mission accomplished, Coach.
Loving son of the late Alexander Joseph Karol Sr., he is survived by his mother Julia (Meckes) Karol, brother Robert Karol and wife Philomena Haskins Karol, son Alex Karol III and wife Tammy Karol, son Eric Karol and fiancée Rachel Bowen, granddaughters Ashley Karol and Samantha Karol, nephew Robby Forbes-Karol, niece Cindy Karol Hosseini, as well as long-time companion, Marie Neith.
A Memorial Service is currently being planned to take place in Pennsylvania in early April, with an exact time, date, and location yet to be determined.
Alex, My deepest and sincerest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your beloved father
God speed old friend. Until we meet again.
Sincere condolences for your family’s loss.
He was certainly one of the “good guys” on this planet. I am so sad that he went through so much pain. He touched so many lives and will be fondly remembered by an incredible number of people. I was lucky to have known him.