Elwood Irvin Karashin Sr.

Elwood Irvin Karashin Sr., age 75, of Bear, DE passed away surrounded by his family at Seasons Hospice on November 9, 2017.

Born in Johnstown, PA, Elwood was the son of the late Lucy (Wherry) and William Karashin. He was a proud member of the United States Army and served in the Gulf War.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Karashin; his son, Elwood Karashin Jr. (Jerry Walker) of Bear, DE; his daughters, Pam Webber of Bear, DE and Jo Ann Young (Jefferson) of Louiseville, OH; his grandchildren, Kevin Webber and Samantha (Chris) Mehek of Tampa, FL, and Jefferson, Savannah, Brittanna, and Alexis Young all of Louiseville, OH; and his 3 great grandchildren, Cassandra, Lilly, and Serenity.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM at Mealey Funeral Homes, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808, where a service will start at 11:30AM. Burial will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear, DE. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way # 205, New Castle, DE 19720. Online condolences can be made at


Submitted by Terri Kugler on
I am so sorry. I will be praying for the entire family. He will be dearly missed.

Submitted by Debbie VanDan on
So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. He was such a fine husband and father. My prayers and love are with you all at this difficult time.

Submitted by McAleese Family... on
Our hearts and prayers goes out to the Karashin family. So sorry for your loss. Woody's life will live on through the children and grandchildren. We are here for you always. Love to all

Submitted by Y. Holland on
"My deepest Sympathy go to the Karashin family, may your memories of your loss loved one comfort you and your family today and always, please take comfort in God's word at 2 Corinthians 1:3 "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort".