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Jean A. Karikas

March 9, 1923 March 18, 2018
Jean A. Karikas
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Obituary for Jean A. Karikas

Jean A. Karikas, 95, of Avella, passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Southmont Presbyterian Senior Care.

She was born on March 9, 1923 in Wheeling, WV, daughter of the late Peter and Ann Paisano Folio.

Mrs. Karikas was a 1942 graduate of Wellsburg High School.

After graduating from high school she worked at Eriskine Glass in Wellsburg, WV and later worked at the Avella flower shop.

Mrs. Karikas had lived in Avella since 1945 and was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Avella, where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was also a member of Bert C. Siders American Legion Post 643 Ladies Auxiliary and Polar Star Mutual Benefit Society, and Cross Creek Valley Senior Citizens.

She loved spending time with her family, swimming at Brooke Hills Park, ceramics, painting, dancing and traveling.

On March 11, 1944 she married Coleman Joseph Karikas Jr., who died on November 11, 1967.

Surviving Mrs. Karikas are two daughters, Kay (Joe) Danna of Avella, Krissie Brownlee of Canonsburg; six grandchildren, John (Sandy) Danna, Desiree (Shawn) Georgetti, Patience Danna, Laura Brownlee, Rebecca Brownlee, Jessica Brownlee; five great grandchildren, Coleman, Jade, Tori, Kodi, Abigail; and one great great granddaughter, Paisley; a brother, Dr. John (Joan) Folio of Frederick, MD.

Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are, a daughter, Karen Hinerman, sons-in-law, Paul L. Brownlee Jr. and James Hinerman; five sisters, Mary, Marion, Edith, Virginia and Helen; three brothers, Phillip, Andrew and Joe.

Friends and family will be received from 2-8pm on Wednesday, March 21, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Thursday, March 22, in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 97 Highland Avenue, Avella, PA 15312, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski.

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Avella.

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2:00 PM 3/21/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/21/2018 8:00:00 PM
Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.

18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65
Avella, PA 15312

Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc.
18 Campbell Street, PO Box 65 Avella 15312 PA
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10:00 AM 3/22/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church

97 Highland Avenue
Avella, PA 15312

St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
97 Highland Avenue Avella 15312 PA
United States

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