Saturday, June 9, 2018

David W. Karl

BELMONT - David W. Karl, of 4 McNinch Lane, Belmont, passed away Wednesday (June 6, 2018) at the Olean General Hospital, after a brief illness.

Born September 18, 1935 in Olean, he was the son of Bernard and Katherine Driscoll Karl. He later moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he met the love of his life, Audrey Serafini, who survives.

David was a graduate of Allegany High School and a star basketball and football player. He received his Bachelors degree from SUNY Brockport and played soccer on a National Championship team. After college, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, proudly serving from 1958-1962. David went on to receive his Master's in Education from St. Bonaventure University.

He was the Athletic Director for Richburg Central School for three years, and then for twenty-five years for Friendship Central School, where he coached basketball and soccer. He was the head women's soccer coach for St. Bonaventure University for six years. He moved to San Diego, CA, to enjoy his retirement for twenty years, and recently moved back to Belmont to be closer to his family. David enjoyed golfing, fishing, gardening, sports, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and his dogs.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Bryan (Kristen) Karl of Belmont and Timothy (Michael Grundleger) Karl of Rome, Italy; one sister, Anne Pittman of Allegany; and his two dogs, Shadow and Baby.

He was predeceased by one sister, Kay Pittman. Friends will be received at the J.W. Embser Funeral Home, 19 Schuyler Street, Belmont on Sunday from 2-5 p.m., for a memorial visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorials if desired may be made to the Allegany County SPCA, 1374 NY-19, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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