age 55, passed away Saturday, January 5th. Predeceased by father Gus Karras, he is survived by his mother Maggie, son Kyle (Heather), former wife Susan, his beloved grandchildren, Kaylee and Alexander, sister Moira, niece Nicole, nephew J.C. and “My brother from a different mother”, Kevin, and his Welsh family in the U.K. We love you and will miss you. A celebration of life will be held Saturday January 12th at 2:00 p.m. at his mother’s home.
Lovely Boy!Where did that come from? When Neil was a spark in his parents eyes, we at home in Scotland thought he would carry on a family name, he did but it was a Greek family name and we were slow to get used to it, and so he became “lovely boy”Although continents apart, Neil and i met on lots of occasions over his lifetime, as a tiny boy, a growing lad, a teenager, a young man and lastly as a Dad and a Grandad. We met in The USA and in Wales growing to know one another as close family which was important to Neil.As a young man i was privileged to attending his wedding and boy did we party!!!Then came along Kyle, a minature of his Dad. Neil as a father was strict about education and wanted nothing more than his son to reach his potential.Neil and I had common interests in music and sport and had a long conversations about both. He even learned about the Welsh national sport of rugby as i was a huge follower and would find out game results for me during my many visits to Florida.As years passed Neil’s world became smaller due to cruel illness. At this time Neil’s family both near and extended became his focus. As time and the illness progressed Maggie and Susan became his carers and with professional help kept Neil at home, where he wanted to be. When i last spoke to Neil he told me how important this was to him. Over the last year i communicated with Neil by written word and Maggie tells me how he loved my cards and letters. I admit there was lots of trivia in the content, but lots of love was sent over from Wales to Neil in those words and Neil was aware of that. Our lasty conversation was about family and love.Sleep tight lovely boy, let your sole fly and look down on us who loved you.It’s sometimes hard to put into wordsJust what we would want to sayThough the distance is between us, keeps us miles apartThere will always be a special place, for you with in our hearts.There are special memories of you which will always bring a smileif only we could have you back, for just a little whileThen we could sit and talk again, just like we used toYou always meant so much and always will tooThe fact that your no longer here will always cause us painBut your forever in our hearts until we meet again