Dom was born Feb. 16, 1927, and grew up in Palisades Park, N.J. He entered Princeton in July 1944, joined Prospect Club and the Glee Club, and played JV baseball. He graduated with honors in electrical engineering in 1951 and then with a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1952. Sandwiched into his college time were two years as an Air Force troop and supply-carrier pilot “flying eggs and vegetables to outposts in Alaska and the Aleutians.”

As a civilian he had “an up-and-down career” in the aerospace industry. He interviewed Princeton applicants for the alumni schools committee. He noted in our 25th-reunion yearbook, “Nanette Eastman and I were married in 1957. She really must have loved me a lot because the family name was Karolkiewicz then. We changed it in 1963.”

The Karols lived in Paramus, N.J., for 57 years and were parents of three sons —Kenneth, Christopher, and Richard, all sailors and avid sports fans — and had three grandchildren. Dom died Dec. 5, 2014, at the age of 87.

Undergraduate Class of 1948
Graduate Class of 1952