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Win C. Karish

On Thursday, September 30, 2021, Win Charles Karish, loving husband, father, grandpa, and dedicated friend and coworker passed away after a long illness surrounded by his devoted wife and two daughters. Win was born on May 10, 1937 in Los Angeles, California to Nathan and Bella Karish the oldest of two sons.

He married Nancy Iddings September 21, 1969 and raised their two daughters Doctor Kimberly Karish and Kelli Karish. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage.

As a young man Win had many interests. He was part of and recogonized for his beautiful singing voice in many city competitions as a young man and later joined the Air Force where he was first introduced to flying. He served during the Korean War as a K-Systems Operator in B-47 aircraft (43 Bomb Wing). Later, he went to college in Los Angeles and pursued medicine working as a medical technician operating a heart lung pump at the Los Angeles Childrens hospital.

In the late 1950’s, Win decided to pursue a career in singing after being scouted for shows while performing at UCLA. He joined the lounge act at the Stardust Hotel called “Three for the Road” as well as doing other shows such as, “Hello America.” He entertained thousands of people over the next ten years in Las Vegas. During this time period, Win also was getting his instructors license, which he later used to instruct many future pilots in North Las Vegas. He later worked as a private pilot through Howard Huges Airlines.

In the early 1970’s, living in Sacremento, he started working for the FAA as a Operations Inspector, but returned to Las Vegas as an Accident Prevention and Saftey Officer. At the same time he also volunteered for the Las Vegas Police Depatment flying helicopters where he developed a love for the specific flying machine. For the rest of his life he dedicated his time and expertise in a career working for the Federal Aviation Administration

In his private life, Win had many varied interests, which he loved to share with others. These included music, good food, flying and driving machines, fishing, fixing everything and anything if it was needed, computer programming and electronics, and watching wildlife in his homes beautiful backyard.

Win is survived by his wife Nancy Karish, his daughter Kimberly, her husband Brian, and their children Keanen and Brielle of Fort Collins, Colorado, his second daughter Kelli and child, Nora of North Waterboro, Maine and his brother and sister in law Ronnie and Ellen Karish of Elk, California. Friends and family will always remember him as the lovable Pooh Bear.

A service will be held at th Nashua Airport on Saturday, October 9th at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers those that wish to donate may due so in Win’s name to:
Nashua Dialysis, 38 Tyler Street, Nashua, New Hampshire, 03063 (Attn. Susanne)


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