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Alexander Kara

October 14, 1920 February 11, 2012
Alexander Kara
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Obituary for Alexander Kara

Alexander Kara died peacefully February 11, 2012 at Sanctuary at Bellbrook in Rochester Hills. He was 91 years old. Mr. Kara was born October 14, 1920, in Harrison, New Jersey, to Mary (nee Dziura) and Michael Karabeinikoff.

A longtime resident of Detroit, Mr. Kara grew up in the city and attended Detroit Northeastern High School. After graduation, he worked as a machinist for Bohn Aluminum and Brass Corporation. In 1943, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served proudly in the South Pacific during the Second World War. He worked chiefly as an Air Plane Armorer and participated in the 1945 Battle of Okinawa. He achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant and was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps on May 19, 1946.

Professionally, Mr. Kara worked as a Power Lineman for the City of Detroit until his retirement in 1978. He then moved to Posen, Michigan, where he lived until 2001, at which time he settled in Rochester Hills.

A devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend, he was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his nephew, Keith (Patricia) Hirvonen, his nieces, Raenette McManus and Jill Hirvonen, his great-nieces, Liisa Blondeel, Amy Pearce, and Mariah Holborn, and 5 great-great-nieces and nephews.

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