Charles M. Karabin

Profile Updated: November 9, 2019
Charles M. Karabin
Residing In: sun prairie, WI USA
Spouse/Partner: Bea, 36 years
Occupation: retired
Children: Beth 1986, a recruiter here in Madison WI

Matt 1992, robotics engineer living in Portland, More…OR
Yes! Attending Reunion

Life has been good! Still on my first wife. Had a nice career, finance director at a Fortune 500 firm (Abbott Labs) and got to retire at age 50. Got to live small town life in Sayre Pennsylvania and the "glitter" of Los Angeles, though most of my years were spent in good Old Chicago! Neither of the kids are in jail nor attended reform school. Oldest is a recruiter in Madison, youngest is a robotics consultant in Portland OR

I survived a type of bone marrow cancer (MDS) by way of a risky/experimental stem cell transplant. It was both a harrowing and rewarding experience as I marched right up to my last months when I did the transplant and survived. 47 days in the hospital! With no immune system for 38 days and no platelets for 10. Very exciting!

We own a 150 acre "farmette": in Gays Mills, WI and can pretend we're farmers, but we live in Madison WI. enjoy travelling on vacation numerous times a year.

If you want/need investment advice, I'm your guy! I write an investment newsletter.

School Story:

I'm afraid my memory is not as good as everyone else's! So you probably have more stories to tell me than I have to tell you. R, on Bangert tells me I won a cherry pie eating contest. I do remember egg fights, prom, the football team's conquest, our lousy basketball team and Sy Schesta's history class, playing chess in Mr Anderson's class during lunch time. I got on the font page of the Chicago Tribune holding a sign that said "We need Skul" during the teachers' strike (my 15 minutes of fame)

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May 04, 2018 at 9:50 AM
Mar 07, 2018 at 11:39 AM

Man, have not talked to you in 30 years or more. Happy birthday (next week!)

Jan 05, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Hey are you coming back for the next reunion? Haven't seen you since NIU days

Dec 01, 2017 at 11:47 AM

Hey, send me an email! or call 608-886-3241.

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Nov 03, 2016 at 5:59 AM

Posted on: Aug 25, 2016 at 2:12 PM

You worked at Abbott Labs? Me too. What did you do and where? I was director of commercial finance for pharmaceuticals. Small world! Howie Longo worked there too