Yuri Karjane R.I.P.

A unique soul who quietly touched everyone around him, William Yuri Ivo Karjane passed on 12/01/21 at age 50 in West Palm Beach Florida, leaving a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Born in Denville NJ in June 1971 to Patricia and William Karjane, Jr, Yuri is survived by sisters Heather and Colleen (& Mike Finnegan), brother Damian (& Nicole), biological daughter Bella, nephews and nieces Sean and Erin Finnegan, plus Rylan, Callie, Brielle and Declan Karjane.
Yuri loved games and adventure. A lifelong athlete he wrestled for Haddon Township High and co-captained wrestling at The George School (class of 1990). He learned  lacrosse at George School, played at Guilford College (class of 1994), and continued to do so into his 40s. He also fished, surfed, golfed, and played tournament poker.
As an independent cameraman and member of the International Cinematographers Union, for Yuri worked on feature films, television shows, and commercials in Hollywood & Atlanta for 25 years. Recently he worked mainly for Tyler Perry Studios.
As a person Yuri was bright, loyal, thoughtful, creative, resilient, and deeply feeling. As a professional, he was competent, efficient, and fun. An animal lover, Yuri was kind to all walks of life, stranger and friend alike.
Now at peace, his spirit continues to bloom in the next life. God Bless.
Celebration of Yuri’s life—in person and via Zoom—will begin on Sat 6/4/22 at 11:30 am EDT.
Please visit for details. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in his honor to:
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