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Anne Karaffa

December 29, 2012
The Herald-Star

KARAFFA, Anne Marie, age 94, of Concord, Ohio, a former longtime resident of Toronto, Ohio, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012, at the Fairmount Health Center in Willoughby, Ohio.

Born November 11, 1918 in Toronto, she is a daughter of the late Alex and Mary (Horkulic) Zdinak. She is a 1936 graduate of Toronto High School, and was a lifelong member of the St. Joseph Byzantine Catholic Church in Toronto.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, John J. Karaffa, whom she married August 9, 1941 and who passed away in 1992; a sister, Mary Tulencik; and four brothers, Elek, Mike, Pete, and John Zdinak.

Anne's survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Williams of Gladwin, Michigan, Mrs. Cornelia Karaffa (Bill) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mrs. Christine Anderson and her husband, Robin of Concord, Ohio, Dr. Camille Karaffa-Drouillard and her husband, Joe of Maumee, Ohio; a son, John Karaffa and his wife, Beverly of New Albany, Indiana; three sisters, Mrs. Magdalene "Madge" Pellior, Mrs. Veronica "Hedgie" Sutherin, Mrs. Helen Scalley, all of Toronto; a brother, George Zdinak of Wellington, Ohio; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Matthew Karaffa.

Family and friends will gather for visitation on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, Ohio 43964, 740-537-1234/ 855-847-1240.

A Requiem Devine Liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 31, at St. Joseph's Byzantine Catholic Church, 814 North Fifth St., Toronto, Ohio, 43964, with Reverend Father John Kapitan Jr. O.F.M. as celebrant. Burial will follow at Toronto Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Anne's name may be made to the St. Joseph's Byzantine Catholic Church.

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