Karl died March 30, 2019, after a long illness. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wis.
Karl enlisted in the Navy in 1945, majored in psychology at Princeton, and graduated from Temple Medical School in 1954. After a surgical residency, he completed a four-year residency in urology at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Karl married Gloria Grush. They traveled to California and settled in Fullerton, where they raised four children. Karl maintained a urology practice in Anaheim for 45 years, with hospital privileges across Orange County. He was a member of the Orange County Urologic Society, and the California Medical Review Board and was chief of staff at Martin Luther Hospital in Anaheim from 1990 to 1992.
He was an elder of Morningside Presbyterian Church, a benefactor of the Fullerton Arboretum, and a supporter of the Art Alliance and numerous other charities. Karl’s philanthropic funding also involved endowment funds he created for student scholarships at Princeton and Temple Medical School.
Karl and Gloria’s passions were gardening and traveling. They worked in tandem, creating a beautiful garden in the Fullerton hills. Traveling took them to all parts of the United States and the world. As a dad, Karl enjoyed watching his kids play hockey and baseball.
Karl is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gloria; daughter Karla; sons David ’85, Chris, and Ted; grandchildren Ashley, Charles, Isabel, and Johannes; brothers Fred and Bill; and nieces Julie, Linda, and Karen.