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Celebrating the life of
Dr. Bruce W. Karrh
August 29, 1936 - February 09, 2017
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Memorial Service
  • 11:00am - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Skidaway Island United Methodist Church Chapel
  • 54 Diamond Causeway (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31411

  • 912-598-8460

May the God who comforts us In ALL our trials be with your family during this time of sorrow. God promises that , "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out." (2 Corinthians 1:3; John 5:28, 29) For more consoling answers to questions like, Why do we grow old and die?; Can the dead really live again?, and more please visit www.jw.org.

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Our Deepest Sympathy. He and Betty were among one of the first couples we met when arriving in Savannah. Bruce always showed his Southern Hospitality and was a pleasure to know. Janice, you have our Love and Sympathy. Dotty and Bill Greer

Dotty and Bill Greer, Savannah,, Ga.

Bruce always had a smile and warm personality even when tackling tough health issues around difficult chemical processes at DuPont. He was a pleasure to work with. Our condolences and best wishes to his family. Jerry&Kay Henry, Westlake Texas

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Dear Janice, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. Anita and Charles

Anita and Charles Clos, Savannah, GA

Janice, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. I will miss my talks about football with Bruce-- he was as passionate about Alabama as I am about Tennessee. May God wrap His loving arms around you & your family.

Mike @ Beverly Bodnar , Guyton ga,

My thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this difficult time.

Erin adams , Smyrna, Ga

Janice and your sweet family are so loved. So many thoughts and prayers are going your way. We are all here for you when you need us. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories your family has shared and will continue to do so in time. Lean on us!

Anne Paul, Tybee Island, GA

Dear Janice, Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's light shine on Bruce for eternal peace. Blessings, Ernie and Sandy

Ernie and Sandy Thompson, Savannah, Ga

SAVANNAH - Dr. Bruce Wakefield Karrh, 80, died Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Candler Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born on August 29, 1936 in Carbon Hill, AL, he was the son of the late Barney Bruce Karrh and Lorene Elizabeth Wakefield.

After receiving his bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Alabama in 1958, he graduated with a doctor of medicine from Medical College of Alabama in 1962. He had medical residencies in Texas and opened a private practice in Athens, AL in 1965. In 1970 he relocated to Richmond, VA and became a plant physician for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and in 1974 became the director of Haskell Laboratory of Industrial Toxicology in Newark. He was relocated by du Pont to Wilmington, DE and became the medical director for the company. In 1983 he was named vice president of Occupational Safety and Health and later became vice president for Health, Safety, and the Environment. He retired from du Pont in 1996.

Dr. Karrh received the Health Achievement Award in 1979 from the Fellow American College of Occupational and Environmental Health and the William S. Knudsen award in 1986. He was a trustee for the Thomas Jefferson University Medical College and the Diplomate American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine.

Dr. Karrh was a medevac flight surgeon during the Vietnam War, serving in the United States Air Force.

He moved to Savannah in 1996 and settled at The Landings on Skidaway Island. He was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his loving wife, Janice Tillman Karrh; his daughters, Kathryn Cashin, Tammy Gatch, and Allyson Downs; sons, Bruce Karrh, Jr., Lee Karrh(Renee), and Ryan Gatch; grandchildren, Katy, Erin, Lauren, Brooks, Meg, “Bitty Boy” Christopher, and Brooklyn; his sister, Sarah Braucher; his brother, John Karrh(Janis); and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Betty Karrh, and a sister, Elizabeth Scott.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in the chapel of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. Interment, in the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery, will be private.

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May the God who comforts us In ALL our trials be with your family during this time of sorrow. God promises that , "The hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear HIS voice and come out." (2 Corinthians 1:3; John 5:28, 29) For more consoling answers to questions like, Why do we grow old and die?; Can the dead really live again?, and more please visit www.jw.org.

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Candle tribute lit by Carol Hammock Williamson — Georgia

Our Deepest Sympathy. He and Betty were among one of the first couples we met when arriving in Savannah. Bruce always showed his Southern Hospitality and was a pleasure to know. Janice, you have our Love and Sympathy. Dotty and Bill Greer

Dotty and Bill Greer, Savannah,, Ga.

Bruce always had a smile and warm personality even when tackling tough health issues around difficult chemical processes at DuPont. He was a pleasure to work with. Our condolences and best wishes to his family. Jerry&Kay Henry, Westlake Texas

, ,

Dear Janice, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. Anita and Charles

Anita and Charles Clos, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Pam Hadden — Georgia

Janice, our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. I will miss my talks about football with Bruce-- he was as passionate about Alabama as I am about Tennessee. May God wrap His loving arms around you & your family.

Mike @ Beverly Bodnar , Guyton ga,

My thoughts and prayers are will all of you during this difficult time.

Erin adams , Smyrna, Ga

Janice and your sweet family are so loved. So many thoughts and prayers are going your way. We are all here for you when you need us. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories your family has shared and will continue to do so in time. Lean on us!

Anne Paul, Tybee Island, GA

Dear Janice, Know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's light shine on Bruce for eternal peace. Blessings, Ernie and Sandy

Ernie and Sandy Thompson, Savannah, Ga


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