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Karen Kramer

  • On September 20, 2018

Karen Kramer, 66, of Pittsburgh, passed away surrounded by her family on the evening of September 19, 2018. Karen was born on July 1, 1952. She was the daughter of the late Donald Eugene Albaugh and Peggy (Hartweg) Dallenbach.


Karen was a graduate of Warren High School in 1970. She lived in Warren until 2008, when she made the brave choice to move to Pittsburgh to be closer to her daughters and live the big city life. She loved spending time with her family and friends and enjoyed reading, movies, shopping, theater, going out to eat, and vacationing at the beach. She was a smart, strong, funny, independent, and hard-working woman who was loved by so many.  She had a zest for life and always lived life to the fullest, even up until the very end.  She spent her last few weeks traveling to Ocean City, Lake Erie and Las Vegas to cross the last few things off of her bucket list.


Karen is survived by two children, Kari Kramer of Pittsburgh and Ashley Kramer of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Judy Schrader of Cherry Grove, PA and Barb Rockwell of Tiona, PA; and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her late husband Dennis Kramer and her infant brother Donald Lewis Albaugh.


Friends and family will be received at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317 on September 24, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The Memorial Service will be held at 3 p.m. immediately following visitation at the funeral home.


In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution may consider Gallagher Hospice of Bridgeville, PA.

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Andrea Baker
  • Sep 21 2018
Kari, May you always feel your mother's spirit. I'm thinking of you, my IUP friend, and I wish you solice and comfort. Love, Andrea
Kathy Marshall-Coffman
  • Sep 21 2018
I'm so sorry. Ashley. I am here for you whenever you need me day or night.
Cynthia Waldman
  • Sep 21 2018
I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m going to really miss her too. She made everything fun, even a trip to Walmart I admired her greatly for her strong independent spirit and for all her accomplishments and for everything that she did for family and friends. Love you, Karen.
Melanie Mambo
  • Sep 21 2018
Karen was an absolute pleasure to be around. Her legacy lies in the beautiful, adventurous, fun-loving daughters that she lived with all her being. I am so lucky to have had these three wonderful Kramer women in my life. My deepest condolences for the loss of such a bright spirit. Karen will continue to shine in our hearts forever.
  • Sep 21 2018
Ashley and Kari, Donna Jean and I are so sorry for your loss, your mom was the greatest and was so fun to be around her, when Donna Jean,s mom Connie Babbitt was alive Karen came to Erie with you girls and her mom Peggy and it was always a pleasure, Karen will never be forgotten ,your mom was the best .Love you Karen Love, Jack DeDionisio and Donna Jean
Julia H Page
  • Sep 21 2018
Kari and Ashley, I am so sorry for your loss, and it is a big loss. She was a great cousin and I have so many memories of her when I was a child and through your childhood too. She will be missed. Love Julia Hartweg Page.
Marilyn & gene marsh
  • Sep 21 2018
To the family of j udy Schrader, our dear friend, so sorry for all that you as a family have been through, I know how hard it is when the end comes for your loved ones, so sorry
Gail Kuzminski
  • Sep 21 2018
Barbie and family, So sorry for your loss. I can see she was a lot like you. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Gail Kuzminski
Kimberly June
  • Sep 22 2018
Dear Kari, I am so sorry for your loss. May her loving memory always be close to your heart.
Larry Shock
  • Sep 23 2018
Kari and Ashley, i am truly sorry for your loss. It was comforting to read that she celebrated life for as long as she could. I feel honored and blessed to have known Karen. She had a special gift of making friends with everyone she met. She would take time to talk with anyone who wanted to talk with her.
Donna DeDionisio (Connie & Don's next door neighbor)
  • Sep 23 2018
Dear Kari and Ashley, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. She was one of the dearest friends I've ever had and my daughter Karen and I loved coming down to visit with all of you so many times years ago. While you both played with my Karen, about 10 at the time, Karen and I would wile away the hours listening to our favorite music while talking and talking the night away before bedtime. She was one of the most dearest and caring people I've had the chance to know in my life, along with being so supportive, understanding, and always there for me, as I was for her. After she started dating Michael, our time together grew less, but we always kept in touch through the years. She was always looking on the positive side of things and lived her life to the fullest. She was an amazing friend, and I loved her very much and will miss her beautiful smile and all the laughter and great times we had. My prayers and love to both of you. Love, Donna
Rich Peters
  • Sep 23 2018
Kari and Ashley, I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I always enjoyed talking with your mom at BVS before I retired, well before she got sick. Even though I don't think I got to meet either of you , it seemed that I knew you from her conversations. She was very proud of you girls. As you know, she always dressed professionally and looked impeccable! You, both, have my deepest sympathy!
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  • Mar 22 2020
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Allen Waldman
  • May 17 2020
Karen was such a sweet person. She is greatly missed.