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“Karyl and I were friends back in high school. We stayed in touch for many years through our 20's and into our 30's and for a time after her marriage...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Mark Wolman - Friend

“Missing you everyday ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: robin - lafayette, CO - daughter

“Mom-as the holidays descend on us, I could not miss you more. You were always such a formidable whiz in the kitchen and I will treasure all the...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: robin - Oldest daughter

“Dear Amy and Family - I am so sorry I have just found out about the loss of your Mother. I know how close you were with her & how special she was to...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Claudia Moen

“Mom,I miss you very much and think Thanksgiving will be so much different from now on. I truly want to give thanks for your love and guidance for all...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Ken Zinderman - Grand Rapids, MI

“Missing you so much. ”
6 of 32 | Posted by: robin

“Missing you so much, Mom. I feel so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with you over the past year. ”
7 of 32 | Posted by: robin

“Carol, we had lots of fun together, and you were always a good sport and so good with our kids. Scarsdale, Disney, Madison, Lake Michigan, Lake...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Costa Lallas - Chicago, IL

“Dear Karyl, You truly are the "One Pearl" in knitting, and I was so fortunate to be one of the fam during years of college and ever after. Amy, Ken...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Karen Fleck

“I loved my Granma. She was always there for me. To help me, to make me laugh, to educate me, or just to listen. She would make me sweaters and...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Zoe Lallas - Chicago, IL

“My Mom was my best friend! I am grateful to have had the opportunity to return her kindness by taking care of her for the week before she died. We...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Amy Lallas - Chicago, IL

“Mom-last night was the first night I spent alone, not surrounded by loving family and friends. Thank goodness, the dogs were here to ease my pain. ...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: robin - Lafyette, CO

“To all of the family, A very wonderful, full of life, special person will be missed. There are very few people in this world who one can meet and...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Dana Hickman and Chuck - Ada,, MI

“Grandma--I cannot begin to express my gratitude enough for the positive light that you brought to myself & to so many others. You were strong,...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Kelsey - Erie, CO - Grandaughter

“Mom, I miss you so much. You always were a positive influence in my life and I could never have thanked you enough. You were always my best audience...Read More »
15 of 32 | Posted by: Ken Zinderman - Grand Rapids, MI

“I knew Karyl as "Amy's Mom" and was lucky enough to spend time with her when ever she came to Chicago to visit Amy, Costa and the kids. Amy, thank...Read More »
16 of 32 | Posted by: Sharon Wheeler - Chicago, IL

“Amy,I am so very saddened to hear this news of your Mom and so sad for you and your family. Although I only had the opportunity to experience your...Read More »
17 of 32 | Posted by: Robin Depeder - IL - Amy's Friend

“Dear Amy & family- Soo sorry for your loss! Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers! Much love, Hollis ”
18 of 32 | Posted by: Hollis Kelly

“Karyl always made us feel like part of her family, and, it was fun being part of Karyl's family. I always enjoyed sharing an evening cocktail and a...Read More »
19 of 32 | Posted by: Sam Lallas - Friend

“My memory of Karyl is that of her love and devotion to her husband Bill and their family. The times I spent with Karyl were always filled with...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Barb Esenwein - Grand Rapids, MI

“Dear Robin, Kenny and Amy,I was so sad to hear of your Mother's death. She was a strong and courageous woman who took care of everyone and...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Liz Hlavacek - Baltimore, MD

“Mom-I miss you so much already ”
22 of 32 | Posted by: robin blomquist

“We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a wonderful woman. Everyone adored her and she will be missed. I feel very blessed to have had the...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: Maureen Urganus - Chicago, IL

“Although I didn't know Karyl well, or for very long, I am sorry for your loss. I did notice that there was no mention of Bill in her obituary. Has...Read More »
24 of 32 | Posted by: Jessica Goldberg - Syracuse, NY

“Karyl: You have been a dear friend and neighbor for nearly 20 years. Together with Bill, we have enjoyed visits to Lake Placid, lots of laughter,...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Martin & Valerie Pollner - NY

“Our sincere heartfelt sympathy to all of your family, especially Kelsey, in your loss. She has lost her 2nd Grandmother in one year. Our prayers are...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: The Cecchini Family

“Dear Amy, Robin, Kenny, Julie and all the family, my saddest condolences on your mom's passing. You know our moms were so close I kind of always...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Susan - New York, NY - friend

“Aunt Karyl was like a second mom for so much of my childhood - and even after, she has always just been there. I talk to my mom and I always ask...Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Judd Freed - Eden Prairie, MN

“I had the pleasure of speaking with Karyl occasionally over the past 15 years. She was always so pleasant and caring. When my third child was born in...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Kay Carda - Lakeville, MN

“Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Karyl was an extraordinary person, full of life and a pillar of strength. Sending all of our love during...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: The West Family - Chicago, IL

“Mom-I feel so very blessed to have had you as my mother, my friend and my confidante. You were always there for me and never hesitated to let me...Read More »
31 of 32 | Posted by: robin blomquist

“I miss you so much Mom; you are my best friend! I love you! Amy ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Amy - Chicago, IL - Daughter


Karyl F. Rose, age 79, a lifetime resident of Scarsdale and White Plains, passed away surrounded by her loving family on October 24, 2010 after a long fight with cancer. Karyl was known and loved by all who knew her, whether for a lifetime or only briefly. She had a talent for endearing people to her. She was the founder of the Knit Wits, a group volunteer knitters who over the past 20 years have raised over $500,000.00 for the White Plains Hospital. Karyl was an artist, had a published craft book, and is known for doing so much for so many other people. She was born at White Plains Hospital. Karyl and Bill, her loving husband of 35 years were members of Sunningdale Country Club. They spent many summers in Lake Placid, a place near and dear to their hearts. Karyl was preceded in death by her husband William R. Rose II. Karyl is survived by her only sister, Bette, her children, Robin, Kenny (Julie), and Amy (Costa), and her grandchildren who all adored her, Anna, Elliot, Kelsey, Zoe, Aidan, and Peyton. She is also survived by her step children Rick (Lizzie), Judy (Van) and Lisa, and their children Paul, Derek, Jordan, David, Tyler and Tristen. Donations in her memory may be made to White Plains Hospital Center Knit Wits, Corner of Davis Ave. and East Post Road, White Plains, NY 10607. She will be greatly missed by all.