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Karen Rose Amberlavage, 79, of Shenandoah passed away on Sunday, July 7th at Ridgeview Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Shenandoah Heights. Karen was born on May 20th, 1940 in Lost Creek to the late Joseph and Mary “Fulmer” Kennedy.
Besides her parents, Karen was preceded in death by 1 sister, Patricia Bzura
Surviving is her husband of 58 years, Albert A. Amberlavage, 1 son, Albert W. Amberlavage of Shenandoah, 1 daughter, Denise DelMastro of Marlton, NJ, 1 sister, Dianne Catizone with her husband John of Lost Creek, 5 grandchildren – Albert R. Amberlavage, Kelly Amberlavage, Lauren Fagans with husband Jared, Michael DelMastro and Anthony DelMastro, also surviving are her niece and good friend Rosemary Veach, and several other nieces and nephews.
Karen was previously employed by the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc. as a housekeeper for many years and more recently was a cafeteria aide for the Shenandoah Valley High School. She enjoyed cooking and gardening, but had a love for animals, especially Irish Setters.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, July 12th at 10am in Divine Mercy Parish, 218 W. Cherry St, Shenandoah officiated by Msgr. Ronald Bocian. A visitation for family and friends will be held Friday morning from 8 to 9:45am at the Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc, 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Burial will follow Mass in Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.