Former driver Jerry Karl killed in an auto accident

(Jerry Karl),Gerald E. Karl, 66, died Saturday, February 16, 2008, in Baltimore County, Md., as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the loving husband of Linda L. (Loveland) Karl, with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage April 18, 2007. He was born April 29, 1941, in Jamaica, N.Y., a son of the late Emil A. and Ruth (Burke) Karl.

Gerald was the former owner and operator of Karl Aviation at the Capital City Airport, New Cumberland. He was also a professional race car driver who drove in the Indianapolis 500 six times. He retired from driving in the mid 1980's, but continued in the business as a race car owner. Gerald was a member of the Elks Lodge in Stevensville, Md., Indianapolis 500 Oldtimers Club, and York County Racing Club. He was an avid fisherman and pilot. In addition to his wife, Gerald is survived by a daughter, Donna L. Krumm and her husband, Dave of Oregon, Ill.; a son, Scott E. Karl and his wife, Stacey of Wellsville; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christine, Scotty, Tasha, Terra, James, Paul and Matthew; and a brother, James Karl of Valley Stream , N.Y. He was preceded in death by a son, James E. 'Jimmy' Karl. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral 11 a.m. Friday and the visitations from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Emig Funeral Home, 47 N. Queen St., Dover, Pa. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry Hale, pastor of Glenvale Church of God, Marysville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Injured Drivers Fund of York County Racing Club, 568 Yale St., York, PA 17403. Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 2/19/2008

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