Age 45, of Carrick, unexpectedly, on Wednesday, November 14, 2012. Cherished wife and best friend of James Bittner; beloved daughter of Bonnie Graczyk and Donald (Karen) Karkalla; sister of Donna Karkalla (Jeff); granddaughter of Helen (the late Sam) Artis; niece of Karen Echement, Janice Marnik, and Denise Gallagher; aunt of Courtney, Carly and Hennasey; cousin of Robert Lilja and family and Meghan Gallagher; daughter-in-law of Catherine Bittner; sister-in-law of Daniel (Lizzy) Bittner; also survived by many special friends. Charlene was a Guardian Angel to everyone and brought smiles to all those around her. Friends received Sunday 1-8 p.m. at the READSHAW FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1503 Brownsville Road, Carrick, where a Funeral Service will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. You may donate a new toy for Toys for Tots in memory of Charlene. You may bring the toy to the funeral home or drop off at any Toys R Us. Send condolences to:
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Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc.
1503 Brownsville Road Pittsburgh, PA 15210
(412) 882-3850

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2012