Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio

Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio

Hilton Head Island, S.C.


Karen Gene Dorl LoSapio was born April 7, 1951 in Keyport, NJ to Helen (Raskasky) and Eugene Dorl. We lost Karen much too soon when she passed in her sleep on April 22, 2013 at home in Hilton Head Island, SC. A graduate of Keyport High School and Berkeley Secretarial School, Karen enjoyed a successful career with Coopers & Lybrand in New York City, as proprietor of The Enchanted Florist in Keyport, and most recently at McNair Law Firm in Hilton Head Island, SC. Karen will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

She was a proud, devoted and loving mother who was adored by her sons, Ryan and Michael LoSapio, currently of Hilton Head. She was a caring sister to Nancy (Dorl) Newman, Keyport and a much loved aunt to niece, Jean (Newman) and her husband Michael Bartels and their children, Mike and Lexi, Hazlet and nephew, Marc Newman, Keyport. Karen was much loved by her extended family, aunts, Anne Flynn, Louise Mauro, Bernice Davenport, Dolores Matson and uncle, Louie Raskasky, the Dorls, many cousins, in-laws the LoSapios and step family the McCutcheons. She was predeceased by her parents.

Karen was a role model to all who knew her. She exhibited, grace even under dire or challenging circumstances, and a powerful love of family and friends. Karen enjoyed relationships with lifelong friends. Her family was paramount to her and was evident in all that she did to love and mentor those she loved. When she loved you, you knew it…she couldn't hide her feelings!

Karen left us much too soon, and left a hole in our hearts and our family that no one can ever fill.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Karen's life at a gathering from 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Trinity Restaurant in Keyport. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breast Cancer Society Inc., www.breastcancersociety.org.

Published in Asbury Park Press on May 13, 2013