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Karl Greenman

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Age 89, of Naples, FL passed away peacefully on June 12, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Karen Myhren Greenman, his daughters Heidi Baltimore (husband Mark) of Columbus, OH, Katrina Driscoll (husband David) of Chestnut Hill, MA, his grandchildren Cooper and Grady Baltimore, Ana, Caroline, Maddie and Tryg Driscoll, and his brother Frederic Greenman of West Falmouth, MA He was born on January 9, 1933 to Magnus and Evelyn Greenman. Karl graduated from the University of Vermont in 1954 and from Harvard Law School in 1957. Karl served from 1957-1961 on active duty in the Navy and stayed in the US Naval Reserves until retiring in 1970 as a Lieutenant Commander. He joined his father’s law firm in 1961, and when his father passed away in 1981 he founded the firm of Greenman, Grossman & Duffy. That firm joined with Burns & Levinson in 1988 and Karl retired in 1996. Karl specialized in commercial real estate law and was a founding partner of King Associates, a real estate management company. Karl met his beloved wife, Kari, while skiing and they enjoyed many ski trips throughout Europe and the Western United States. They purchased their home in Westwood, MA in 1966 and happily raised their family living there until 2000. Thereafter he and Kari spent the winter season in Naples, FL. Karl was always very generous and enjoyed helping others. He donated his legal counsel to help build SNARC/LIfeworks Inc, Westwood, MA. He served 10 years as General Counsel and Ranking and Seeding Chairman of the New England Lawn Tennis Association, as well as serving on the United States Tennis Association Seeding Committee. Karl played on the UVM tennis team. He spent countless happy hours on the tennis court with friends and later in life on the golf course with friends. He also had a lifelong passion for vegetable gardening. Karl particularly enjoyed watching his daughters and his six grandchildren play a variety of sports. He was their biggest fan and if he couldn’t watch them live, he always followed their games and matches from afar. He will be missed dearly. Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Posted online on June 21, 2022

Published in Naples Daily News