Karen was a jack-of-all-trades. and would attempt any home repair job that she physically could. She was a women of great faith and her family was the center of her world. She was a 1966 graduate of McKeesport High School. From 1969 to 1971 she traveled to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy and France. For her, the highlight of these travels was when she was so close to Pope Paul VI, she could almost reach out and touch him.
She leaves behind her daughters, Nicole Katona and Joelle (Lenny) Harbert of White Oak granddaughter Casey Harbert and grandsons, Jacob Harbert, Rocco Katona, and Layke Katona-Pysz, her devoted fiancée, Ted Oshinski, sister-in-law, Georgette Katona, niece and nephew, Andrea and A.J. Ackley and many cousins, friends, and grand dogs, Diesel and Scoop. Private family visitation will be held at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak. (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Private Interment will be in Corpus Christi Calvary Cemetery, Port Vue. A Funeral Mass at the St. Patrick Worship Site will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1220 North 11th Street, St. Louis, MO, or call (314) 231-9407. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published March 29, 2020.