Linda M. Karosic

Karosic Linda M. Obit Photo e1566837407121
Karosic Linda M. Obit Photo e1566837407121

Visitation

2 PM to 4 PM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Location:
Simple Alternatives

Funeral Service

2 PM
Friday, August 30, 2019

Location:
Simple Alternatives

Linda M. Karosic

December 10, 1950 - August 25, 2019

Karosic, Linda Marie, (born Kirkpatrick) passed away on August 25, 2019 at her beloved home surrounded by her loving family. Linda is survived by her husband of 38 years, Richard; four daughters, Lacy, Laura, Lila, and Laina; and her granddaughter, Claire. She touched countless lives during her time on earth. Born on December 10, 1950 in Camp Hill, Linda was a 1968 graduate of Trinity High School. She received an associate degree from York Academy of Art. When she was 19, she moved to Johnstown where she enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology. During this time, she worked for 19 years at the Hiram G. Andrews Center helping adults with mental and physical disabilities. In Johnstown, she met her future husband at his sawmill, purchasing wood from him to heat her little house. She was a volunteer for the Windber Public Library where she initiated the Coffee & Conversation Program. She was a volunteer for the Windber PTO and school board, and a volunteer driver for the Koot Karts. She worked tirelessly for the Somerset County Blind Center for 12 years helping others with vision limitations. Linda had an amazing ability to not only lift herself up in times of trouble, but to lift others up as well. She was light, love, and joy. She radiated unyielding strength, constant curiosity, fierce courage and uninhibited silliness, despite the challenges of her life. Linda loved to read on her deck in the summer, sing at the top of her lungs in the car, be with her girls, and was never too cool to be ever-impressed by the awesomeness and magic of the universe. Her legacy of wonderment lives on through the lives of her children. The Karosic family is forever grateful for the care provided by Dr. Sbeitan, whom she had deep respect for and was shown the same, and the entire Conemaugh Cancer Center Staff, including the Valet crew. The family also thanks the Palliative Care Unit at Conemaugh and the Windber Hospice staff for their genuine care and support during such a difficult time. In lieu of flowers, pay it forward as Linda would. Plant a tree, go outside, or spend time with someone you love. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.” – Carl Sagan The family will be holding a celebration of Linda’s life on Friday, August 30th at Simple Alternatives funeral home 717 Main St. Windber from 2-4pm. There will be a short ceremony from 2 – 2:30 followed by a gathering of friends and family. 

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