Karen L. Winiarz

Karen L. Winiarz, 52, of Conshohocken, died on March 13, 2013 at her home. She was born in Norristown on March 30, 1961 to John M. Winiarz and the late Dorothy H. (Nasielski) Winiarz. Karen was a graduate of St. Mary's Elementary School and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School class of 1978. She was employed as a Postal Clerk at the US Postal Service Distribution Center in Devon, PA. She also worked at a label company in Conshohocken. Karen enjoyed spending her summer days at the Plymouth Swim Club for many years; and loved vacationing in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She was a Girl Scout troop leader for Conshohocken troop #1437 and was involved with Conshohocken Catholic School Home and School Association where she served as Secretary. Karen was an avid fan of the band Kansas; she followed them faithfully, and went to countless concerts. In addition to her father, she is survived by her daughter Allison Steiger of Conshohocken, 2 sisters Diane Kriebel and Linda Nielsen both of Collegeville, her nieces Kelsey and Elise Nielsen, her nephews Michael John Kriebel, Brian and Joshua Nielsen. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Liturgy on Monday, March 18, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the Emil J. Ciavarelli Family Funeral Homes, 516 Fayette St., Conshohocken. The Viewing will be Sunday evening from 6:30-9:00 p.m. and Monday from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Karen's name can be sent for the benefit of her daughter Allison Steiger to: PNC Bank, 317 Fayette St., Conshohocken, PA 19428. Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.

Published in The Times Herald on Mar. 15, 2013