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Elizabeth L. Karp


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Elizabeth L. Karp Obituary
Elizabeth L. Karp, 96, of Baldwin, formerly of White Oak, the past five years in Edinboro, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018. She was born July 14, 1921, in McKeesport, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary Volk Schoeller, and wife of the late Alvin G. Karp, who passed away in 2002 after 58 years of marriage. Elizabeth graduated McKeesport High School in 1939 and was a graduate of the Keller School of Dress Design. She taught sewing at Singer Sewing Machine Co., worked for US Steel in accounting during World War II and was a secretary to the superintendent of US Steel Christy Park. She was secretary to five principals for Baldwin Whitehall School District, taught domestic sewing at CCAC, was a lifetime member of Bryn Mawr Church of Christ, and a member of Baldwin Community United Methodist Church, and most recently Edinboro United Methodist Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, gardening and rug hooking, and was featured in a national craft magazine. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Alan (Mary Ann) Karp, of Penn Hills; daughters, Beverly (the late Henry) Bechtel, of Beaver, and Linda (Lester) McCracken, of Edinboro; grandchildren, Ivan McCracken, Emily Shears, Abigail Daise, William and Bradley Bechtel and Jack and Andrew Karp; also seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Erma Davis and Mildred Burtnett.
Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 15, 2018, at STRIFFLERS OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICE, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131, Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177. Service will be held at noon Monday, July 16, 2018, in Bryn Mawr Church of Christ with Pastor Charles Owston officiating. Entombment will follow.
Remembrances may be made in Elizabeth's name to Bryn Mawr Church of Christ, 2901 State St., McKeesport, PA 15131. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only on July 11, 2018
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