Leo Karpeles Obituary

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Leo Milton Karpeles Jr.

July 27, 1940 - January 26, 2013
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Karpeles, Jr., Leo Milton Age 72, of Birmingham passed away on January 26, 2013. Leo was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Leo had a distinguished professional career, most recently with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and previously as VP of Taylor & Mathis in Birmingham. Leo attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN and then graduated from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He dedicated his life to the help and support of others. Throughout his time with us, he provided community support acting as a board member for St. Vincent's Hospital, Children's...
Karpeles, Jr., Leo Milton
Age 72, of Birmingham passed away on January 26, 2013. Leo was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Leo had a distinguished professional career, most recently with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and previously as VP of Taylor & Mathis in Birmingham. Leo attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga, TN and then graduated from the University of Alabama, where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He dedicated his life to the help and support of others. Throughout his time with us, he provided community support acting as a board member for St. Vincent's Hospital, Children's Hospital and The Club. He was also an active member of The Rotary Club of Birmingham, The Redstone Club, Monday Morning Quarterback Club and The Country Club of Birmingham. Leo presided as King of the Beaux Arts Krewe. Anyone who knew Leo knows that aside from family and friends, his next loves were Elvis and Alabama football.
Leo is survived by his wife of 39 years,Laide Karpeles, daughter Margaret Karpeles, son Leo Karpeles, III (wife Marilyn), granddaughter Adelaide Karpeles and sister Marion Tortorici (husband Nat). Leo also leaves many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed by all. We have all been blessed by having Leo in our lives.
Leo was a lifelong member of Canterbury United Methodist Church where his visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 9:30 AM, with the service following at 11:00 AM. Contributions are welcome at Canterbury United Methodist, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Baylor School of Chattanooga, TN, St. Vincent's Hospital, Children's Hospital of AL or a charity of your choice.

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