Karen R. (Madara) Kratsas

April 23, 1948 - January 27, 2022

Visitation: Monday 3-7 p.m.; Devlin Funeral Home Inc., Ross Twp.

Service: Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church Tuesday 10:00 a.m.

Karen R. (Madara) Kratsas transitioned peacefully to Heaven, on Thursday, January 27, 2022, after a courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. Karen joins her mother and father, Dorothy and Roy Madara, and her beloved husband, Ronald J. Kratsas, who preceded her in death.
Throughout her life, Karen loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed many adventures and traveling with Ron and her children. She enjoyed the simple pleasure of long, nightly walks with her mother, Dorothy. Karen loved special events and holidays with extended family. During the past six years, she created lasting memories with her granddaughter.
Karen also enjoyed time spent with friends. She was dedicated to fitness and loved the community of friends in her weekly fitness classes. A woman of great faith, Karen found fellowship for many years at St. Teresa of Avila Church.
Karen was the loving mother of Natalie (Sam), Nathan, and Kara (Carlos) Kratsas; beloved sister of Phyllis (Robert) McCaffrey and Janet (Tom) Ludwig; loving grandmother of Sabrina Kratsas; beloved aunt of Robert, Ragan, Timothy, Shannon, Betsy, Emily, Kristina, and Steve.
Friends received Monday, January 31, 3-7 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, Inc. 806 Perry Highway, North Hills. Mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church on Tuesday, February 1st, at 10 am.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

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Guest Book Signatures

  • Jim Oswald

    Natalie, Nate and Kara I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom passing away! You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Marlene Vivian Ramseur

    I will miss everything about you. But, I know God’s graces surround you.

  • Christine Schilleci

    With a heavy heart we send our sympathies and pray for strength.

  • Nancy Suchacek

    Phyllis & Janet,
    A sister’s love is never ending. Remember the good times you shared growing up with Karen and all of us cousins, and your time together as adults. Smile as you celebrate the special person she was. Hugs, Nancy

  • Deb Williams

    Janet my heart goes out to you and your family. She will be missed.

  • Michael Barnes

    My Pittsburgh foster mom, I will carry the memory of you and our time together forever. Rest in peace kind soul.

  • Marti KIrchmer

    Such a beautiful soul, Karen will be greatly missed by her lovely and loving family.

  • Carol A Hey(Madara)

    RIP my dear cousin karen,love an miss you


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