Karissa Madelyn Kime, 24, Dunmore, passed away Thursday morning in Celtic Hospice Inpatient Unit in Dunmore, after a brief illness while surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Plains, she was the daughter of Eugene and Sandra Domenick Kime of Dunmore. Karissa was a graduate of Dunmore High School, class of 2008, and attended Pennsylvania State University at the Worthington Scranton Campus in Dunmore.
She enjoyed swimming and was an avid billiards player, in which she enjoyed playing with her dad and competing in various local pool leagues. She had two dogs that she treasured, Penny and Kodie, and had a passion for country music and dancing. She enjoyed driving and was proud of her 2004 Mustang convertible.
Karissa was an extremely caring, dedicated and compassionate daughter, who took care of her father while he recovered from his illness. She was truly daddy's little girl. She was also a loyal and generous friend.
Karissa will be sorely missed by her mom and dad more than words can express at this difficult time.
Also surviving are her paternal grandfather, Herbert T. Kime, Dunmore; an aunt and godmother, Marilyn Graff and her husband, Jerry, Clarks Summit; uncles, Herbert Kime and his wife, Lettie, Scranton; Tim Kime and his wife, Stacey, Covington Twp.; and Joseph Kime, Dunmore; an aunt, Teresa Kime, Dunmore; a godfather and cousin, William Domenick III; cousins she was extremely close with, Patricia and Ronald Taroli, Scranton; Judy Bohn, Old Forge; Eugene Piccoletti, Moosic; Tommy and Bobby Piccoletti, Old Forge; Jerry Graff Mickleton, N.J.; Brian Graff, Clarks Summit; Jeff Graff, Aston, Pa.; Greg and Elaine Kime, both of Tampa Bay, Fla.; Joe Kime, Christine Ruggiero and Kelly McHugh, all of Dunmore; Mary Kime, Gouldsboro; Jackie Kime, Moscow; Corey Kime, Covington, La.; Amber Talerico, Amanda Domenick and Jason Domenick, all of Dunmore; Deann Domenick, Dunmore; Nicole Davies, Dunmore; Laresa Dunda, Scranton; Nicholas Dunda, Dunmore; and Debra Domenick, Dunmore; her boyfriend, Kevin Messer, Uniondale; and numerous extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Mary A. Kime; maternal grandparents, Madelyn R. and William V. Domenick; and an uncle, William Domenick Jr.
The funeral will be Saturday in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with a blessing service at 6 p.m. by the Rev. Joseph Sica.
Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m.
The Kime family requests that in Karissa's honor everyone please dress comfortably and jeans/casual, as this is what she would have wanted.
To send the family an online condolence or for more information, please visit www.DunmoreFuneral Home.com