The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

January 18, 2013

Karen Louise (Petrisko) Snyder

The Tribune-Democrat

JACKSON TOWNSHIP — SNYDER – Karen Louise (Petrisko), 48, Jackson Township, went to be with the Lord Jan. 16, 2013. Born Aug. 28, 1964, in Spangler, daughter of Andrew and Irene (Francisco) Petrisko. Preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Michael and Anna Francisco; and paternal grandparents, Mary and Andrew Petrisko Sr. In addition to her parents, Karen is survived by her husband, Dennis Snyder; and children, Alyssa (fiance, Craig Olear) Burkey, Ian Burkey and Autumn Snyder. Also survived by sister, Diane (Gary) Talerico; twin sister, Sharon (John) Moore; brother, Greg Petrisko; nieces, Nicole, Kelley, Bethany, Meadow, Becky, Genevieve, Shannon and Alex; nephews, Christopher, Matthew, Josh, Eric, Shawn, Noah and Luke; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; also mother-in-law, father-in-law and brothers-in-law. Member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Mundys Corner. She was employed at Giant Eagle in Ebensburg, where she was a baker and cake decorator. Karen loved gardening, baking and spending time with her family. Karen’s last selfless act was giving the gift of life to others through organ donation. She will be sadly missed by all those she touched. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where vigil prayer service will be held. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. John Vianney Church, the Very Rev. Andrew C. Stanko, VF, celebrant. Committal, Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen’s memory may be made to The Center for Recovery and Education.

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