Hamid P. Karim Sr.March 13, 1925 ~ January 7, 2018 (age 92)
Born in Arizona on March 13, 1925, Hamid P. Karim Sr., 92 entered into rest on January 7, 2018 in Manteca, Ca. He is preceded in death by his parents Abdul and Guadalupe Karim, 5 siblings, his beloved wife Inez Karim, and his three children; Sheron Ramirez, Hamid Karim Jr. and Randy Karim.
Hamid was born third of 14 children where he is survived by his; twin brother Ahzez Karim, sisters Ann Jacobs, Eve Rowe, Kay Goff, Kari Sears, Lou Tabatabaian and brothers Frank and Al Karim. He is also survived by his loving children; Kathie Medeiros, Steven Karim Sr., Patricia Karim, Jeff Karim and Barbara Hovey. In addition, Hamid was blessed by 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Karim proudly served his country through the United States Army where he was a member of the 35th Division 137th Infantry Regiment. In July 1944, Hamid landed in Normandy France where he fought in 5 major campaigns from Normandy and its hedgerows through Northern France, into Rhineland followed by Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge). His final campaign took him to Central Europe where the war ended. Hamid was honorably discharged in December 1945.
Hamid was a wonderful provider with an amazing work ethic. He retired from Tilly Lewis Foods in Stockton after 42 years of service. He was an extremely knowledgeable man who was a self-taught handy man; he was well known for repairing televisions in his community. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 601, The Shriners, VFW and a lifetime member of the Masons. He was an avid football fan where he was partial to the LA Rams. He enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, golfing and reading. Hamid’s legacy will always be remembered as a leader, a confidant, and loyal man who loved his family unconditionally.
P.L .Fry and Son is honored to be serving the Karim family. Visitation will be on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. held at P. L. Fry & Son 290 N. Union Rd. Manteca, Ca. Services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. also held at P.L. Fry & Son. He will be laid to rest with full military honors at Park View Cemetery. An online guest book is available for condolences to the family at www.plfryandson.com