Schabel, Karl B.

February 18, 1937 - September 25, 2017

Karl B. Schabel died peacefully in his Frisco, Texas home on September 25, 2017.  He lived 80 great years.  Karl was born on February 18, 1937 in Rochester, NY.  He graduated from West Irondequoit High School (1955) and Clarkson University (1962).  He was a member of the New York Air National Guard and participated in many civic and social organizations with a passion for service and friendship.  While living in Syracuse, NY, and at Otisco Lake, he enjoyed golf and lake activities.  He retired from Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. at age 59 due to multiple sclerosis.  He moved to New Bern, NC, then Naples, FL and eventually to Frisco, TX to be near family.

Karl is survived by Carole Schabel, his wife of 53 years.  Karl said of his bride, “Her inspiration and support made my life happier than I ever dreamed.”  Also surviving are their sons, Edward and wife Molly (Frisco, TX), and Steven and wife Brenda (Landing, NJ), three grandchildren, Darby, Max and Luke, and brother in law, Glenn Meade (Phil and Doug).  Karl was predeceased by his sister, Betty S. Meade, and his parents, Max and Frieda Schabel.

Memorial services will be held in Pittsford, NY at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 28 at Whitehaven Memorial Park Chapel located at 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, New York 14534.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252



3 replies on “Schabel, Karl B.”

Robert Blount says:

Dear Mrs. Schabel, Ed, Steven and family, I’m sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of time spent with your family on
Camelot Circle and Fitzgerald Point. Mr. Schabel was a kind man with a great sense of humor. I’ll be holding you all up in prayer.

Robert Blount

Mary Ellen Hospers Gerke says:

Dear Carole,
“Her inspiration and support made my life happier than I ever dreamed”–what a wonderful testimony to your role as a wife. May these heartfelt words always provide comfort, knowing how much you obviously meant to Karl. I grew up on Thornton Road across the street from the Schabels. Max and Frieda were salt of the earth people, and my parents always had the highest respect for them. Betty Ann (as we called her) was my babysitter for a number of years. I was sorry to learn of her passing via Karl’s obituary. He was ten years older than I, so I knew him as “Betty Ann’s big brother.” His many accomplishments must have been a source of pride to his parents. I lost my husband of 46 years this spring, so I know firsthand the difficult path you will be walking. My hope is that your many treasured memories bring you solace and smiles.
Mary Ellen Hospers Gerke

Kris Spagnola Gonzalez says:

To the Schabel Family,
I was sad to read of Karl’s passing. I worked for Karl in my early years at Niagara Mohawk. He brightened my day with his smile and personality. He always had a funny joke to share. He often spoke about his boys and also his fun times on Otisco Lake. He was one of a kind. My sincere sympathy for his loss. May God bless you all and may Karl rest in peace.
Kris Spagnola Gonzalez

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