Rose E. Karikas, age 85 of Versailles, passed away on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Riverside Care Center in McKeesport. Born November 9, 1930 in McKeesport, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Agnes (Rescic) Gluscic. Rose retired from The Golden Rule in McKeesport and was a member of St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Parish in Christy Park and the CFU Lodge #3 in McKeesport.
She joins her husband, the late Lewis M. Karikas, who passed away May 1, 1970, and was also preceded in death by all of her siblings: Michael Bobojelick, Barbara Karija, Catherine Stokan, Mildred T. Salad, and Joseph, George, and John Gluscic. Rose is survived by her daughter Patricia (Philip Glogowski) Karikas of West Mifflin; her son David (Debra) Karikas of Prineville, OR; her step-grandchildren Christina, Brian, and DaLynda; and also nieces and nephews, especially her nephew Joe Karija, who was always there for her. Friends will be received in the Daniel F. Bekavac Funeral Home and Crematory, 4504 Walnut St., Versailles Borough, McKeesport, PA, 15132 (412-678-3454) on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 3 to 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church. Procession and burial will follow to Sacred Heart Cemetery, Port Vue. www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 12, 2016.