Karen Marie Kutyla
July 20, 1950 - November 25, 2010
Karen Marie (Pretz) Kutyla, age 60, of Ortley Beach, NJ, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at Community Medical Center, Toms River. Born in Orange, NJ she lived in Newark and Brick prior to moving to Ortley Beach 12 years ago. Mrs. Kutyla was a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the Moose Lodge and Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion both in Seaside. She was predeceased by a brother Steve Pretz in 2001. Mrs. Kutyla is survived by her husband of 13 years, Frank; one son Justin Sparany of Ortley Beach; two daughters Barbara Gargaloni of Toms River and Rose Welker of Brick; three brothers Alan Pretz of Rahway, Gary Pretz of Brick, and Michael Pretz of East Brunswick; three sisters Barbara Groza of Jamesburg, Marie Barnes of Brick and Debbie Pretz of West Orange; and 4 grandchildren. Visiting hours are Wednesday 5-9 pm at Laurelton Memorial Funeral Home, 109 Pier Avenue, Brick. A funeral service will begin at 8 pm Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Private cremation will follow.



For my long time friend Karen and for the family she has left behind. Karens memory will be with me always. I will forever remember her as a caring friend and a woman of strength beyond reason. I know she would want us to be strong for each other right now. May Angels lead you home my friend and may you watch over family and friends who miss you so.

Sharon Comforti

Frank, Me and Anthony are so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. Just remember you have many friends in Ortley and we will help you get through this terrible time. In Sympathy, Sharon Comforti

Lee Matthews

My deepest sympathies to Karen's family.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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