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Mary Joyce (Karras) Gardner

  • On June 27, 2019

Mary Joyce (Karras) Gardner, age 57 formerly of Mt. Lebanon following a lengthy illness peacefully passed away surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. She was the devoted wife of the late Kenneth Gardner, precious daughter of Joyce Karras and the late Thomas Bayura, sister of the late Paul T. Karras. Beloved niece of Nike Bardy, Byron J. Bardy (Judy) and Dr. Gust H. Bardy (Amy). Deeply loved by her sister-in-law Eileen Karras, niece Samantha Karras and nephew Joseph Karras, great niece Riley Howells and great nephew Noah Howells. Mary is also survived by her mother-in-law Patricia Gardner and her sister-in-law Gale Muller (Arthur).

She will be missed by her many cousins and friends. Mary was deeply devoted to her Greek Orthodox faith and to her cherished cat, Cuddles.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from 2 PM – 8 PM at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A Trisagion service will be held at 6 PM.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Tommy Bayura
  • Jun 27 2019
I love and miss you Big Sis (Mary Joyce). RWG & RIP. :'(
Ed Heiber
  • Jun 28 2019
MaryJoyce will be missed, our deepest sympathy. love Shirlee and Ed
  • Jun 28 2019
Deepest sympathy to Joyce,Nikki and family. Love Muffy.
Leana Westbrooks
  • Jun 28 2019
Dear family and friends of Mary Joyce (Karras)Gardner, I'm sending to everyone my sympathies at this time. Also it's my wish that God's wonderful promises provide the help to everyone that is needed to deal with your loss. The Holy Scriptures speaks of God's promises to bring death along with all the agony that it brings into our lives to an end forever. These marvelous promises are found in Hosea 13:14.When this becomes a reality, life with you your loved one will be filled with nothing but good things such true peace, happiness, along with perfect health. Also these wonderful promises will come to pass, right here on this earth. And it's true they do not remove the sadness that you feel presently, however may they provide the needed strength and comfort, not just now also in the days that are to come.
Jim Kolan
  • Oct 25 2019
My deepest condolences to Joyce, Nike, Byron and family on your loss. Mary was a beautiful person and a loving daughter and niece. I am sorry that I only just found out about her passing, but I returned to Australia a few months ago. I wish I could have been there with you to remember her life and mourn her passing. Love to all of you and may God comfort you now and always.