Karen L. (Kalbaugh) Krass
January 11, 1954 - January 19, 2013
Krass, Karen L. (Kalbaugh) Unexpectedly, on Saturday, January 19, 2013, of West Mifflin. Loving mother of Michael Krass, Andrea (Paul) Jasinski and Keith (Alisha Kopcho) Krass; beloved grandmother of Annabelle Jasinski; sister of Gretchen (Kalbaugh) Dausey, Zed (Laura) Kalbaugh and Karl (Susan) Kalbaugh; also survived by her loving nieces and nephews. Karen was a proud volunteer for the Jim Dausey Poker Run for Alzheimers. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m.


Barb Layton

My thoughts are with your family. May the words in Psalms 65:2 give you hope and comfort.

Rich Radomski

Karen worked for me at UPMC Health Plan. She was a great team member and myself and her fellow coworkers will miss her greatly. Our thoughts are with all of you, her family.

Cheryl Sisteck

My deepest sympathy in your loss. I knew Karen through work and she was always pleasant and helpful. She will be missed. My prayers are with your family.

Mary Beth Daly (UPMC)

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to your Family. Karen was always with a smile and so Happy. She will be missed.


you will be so missed i will always hear your laughter

Tina Beaver

Dear Keith and family, I am so saddened and sorry to read about the passing of your mom. I know she must have been a wonderful woman and so proud of you. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Kt and Chris

We are very sorry for your loss, our heart and prayers are with your family through this hard time. She was a loving bright happy person. She will be missed butnever forgotten.


Words can not express how sorry I am for your family's loss. I know she is smiling down on your family and just know she is always with you wherever you are.

Joyce Blotzer

Mike, Andrea, Keith & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. In order to heal you must grieve and hopefully knowing others care will help you through the grieving process. I could have never asked for a better neighbor than Karen and I hope you know that my door is always open if there is ever a need. I will truly miss her sunny disposition and the many chats we shared over a driveway. May the Lord comfort and give you peace at this.

Pat Connor-Vasquez

My heartfelt and deepest sympathy go out to Mike, Keith and Andrea...Karen will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She was a woman of strong conviction, courage, loyalty and beauty. Her love for her children and granddaughter was immeasurable and her loss will felt forever. We were blessed to have had her as a part of our family and we will treasure her laughter and loving spirit always. Although separated by miles, family can never be separated in the heart...may you rest in peace always Karen...our love goes with you always, until our family chain is linked again. Love Patti, David & family ❤💋

Bill & Mary Margaret Rhodes

Our condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know that she will be missed.

Jamie Bronder

Very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you. Heaven gained an angel and she will be looking over you.

Annette Amendola

Hi, I am a coworker and friend of Karen. Although I only worked with her and knew her for the last year or so, she was someone I really treasured. She always spoke highly of her family. I really am sad that her life was so short, she was a great fiend, mentor and teacher to me. I'll miss her smile, her kindness and her treacherous sense of humor.I can't imagine your loss. Annette

Lisa Vidt

To the family of Karen: I used to work with Karen and when a bunch of us met after work for drinks, it was so much fun to hang with her. I enjoyed Karens forthrightness and her sense of humor. I especially remember her "Steel Curtain" costume and her Fetivus for the rest-of-us pole. I am sorry that you all had to lose her at such a young age. Hopefully the memories that people share and the love of friends and family can help you all through this difficult time.

Ken Shuba

My deepest condolences to the entire family. As a West Mifflin South HS Class of "72 classmate, it was a pleasure knowing her. We always had a laugh or two at our Reunions, and she had a brilliant Political mind too. She will be missed, not only by her family, but all of us who knew her. RIP, Karen.

Jim & Trish Hetherington

I am sorry to hear this news Zed & Laura. Love, Jim & Trish

Julie Bearstler and Marie Sasso

Our heartfelt condolences to the Krass and Kalbaugh families. It is so difficult to lose a loved one so unexpectantly and at such a young age. May God hold Karen in the palm of his hand and comfort her family and friends during this difficult time.

Mary Parker-Fabian

We started at UPMC Health Plan on the same day, Jan 2000, doing the same job. Co-workers and friends. She gave me great advice and help when I needed it. May God Bless you, and comfort you in His Loving arms. What a wonderful lady she was, with a great smile, sense of humor and laughter. When we started at UPMC, my last name was Barton, then when I became single, I switched back to Parker, and when I re-married in 2004, my last name changed to Fabian.

Tom & Pam Bernosky

Our deepest sympathy to the family, we knew Karen thru politics, and became friends, all of us being life long residents of West Mifflin, and concerned citizens. Rest In Peace. The weather prohibited us to make it to the funeral home. Very sad indeed.

Shannon and Mike

Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss.

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