Dr. Robert Edward Karol


Dr. Robert Edward Karol, 68, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, after a courageous battle with T-Cell Lymphoma cancer and a bone marrow transplant. 

He was beloved as a father, son, brother, friend and periodontist. 

Rob was born in Brooklyn on Sept. 21, 1954, and grew up in New Jersey. He then started his periodontal practice while raising a family in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.  

Rob had a passion for life, trivia, golf and bringing joy and humor into the lives of others. He whole-heartedly cherished his family, patients, colleagues and students. 

He studied at Fairleigh Dickinson University, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and Columbia University.

He is survived by his daughters, Brittany Karol and Chelsea Karol; his parents, Rhoda and Bill Karol; and his sister, Marcia Karol.

A visitation will be held at 11 a.m., and funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home at 4750 Palm Valley Road in Ponte Vedra, Florida. 

There will be a live-stream available for those who cannot make it in person on Ponte Vedra Valley’s website. Go to https://www.pontevedravalley.com/obituaries/robert. A “Celebration of Life” event will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Sawgrass Country Club with food and beverage to share in the life of Dr. Robert E. Karol and his family. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the T-Cell Leukemia Lymphoma Foundation. Tcllfoundation.org/donate for the online version.

We ask for this donation in order to better equip health care professionals to research, identify and cure this rare form of cancer. May Rob Rest In Peace. God bless.