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Obituary: Karpal, Richard “Dick”

Reverend Richard "Dick" Karpal

Karpal, Richard “Dick”

Reverend Dick Karpal was born on February 20, 1929 and passed away on September 18, 2021 with his family at his side. He is joining his wife Martha of more than 50 years of marriage.

He was Pastor of Emmanuel Methodist Church in Beltsville for almost 20 years before he retired.

He is survived by his son Ray and his wife Cindy, his two grandchildren Jon and Heather and her husband Tommy, and his three great grandchildren, Haden, Maddie, and Lauren, and his favorite personal care companion, Janet. He is also survived by his brother David the last of ten brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.

He touched thousands of lives of people over the years doing God’s work. Reverend Karpal will be missed at Emmanuel. Even after his retirement, he returned often, even bring the message multiple times during his last few years. Those of us who were members during his time at Emmanuel will never forget his warmth and friendship.

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