In Memory of




Obituary for Nicholas Phillip Karem

Nicholas Phillip Karem passed away on November 25th, 2023. He was born in Louisville, KY, on June 8th, 1943. He was the son of Amelia and Phillip Karem.

Nick was a member of the first graduating class at Seneca High School in 1961. He graduated from Western Kentucky University in 1969 after returning home from serving in the Air Force. While stationed in Spain he had met his future wife Marina Del Negro. They were married in Gibraltar in 1967.

He made a career as an insurance agent working first for Old Commonwealth Insurance in St. Matthews and, later, for Lawrence, Johnson, Walker Insurance.

Nick was an enthusiastic runner. A member of the
 “Marathon Maniacs,” he did 246 marathons, including the 50 States club, which he completed twice.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 56 years, Marina; his sister, Constance Albrecht and his brother, Gregory Karem DMD (Peggy); his daughters, Sarah K. Drake and Jessica Stone (Matt) and grandchildren Nicholas and Jack Covert and Adam and Amy Stone.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30th, 4:30 pm-7:30 pm, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Nick’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.