Karen Stankivitz

Obituary of Karen Ruth Stankivitz

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Canastota….. Karen Ruth Stankivitz, 70, of Canastota, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022, at Oneida Health Care. Born in Buffalo, NY, on April 23, 1952, to the late Dalton and Anne (O’Herien) Burd. Karen graduated from Oneida High School, class of 1970. On October 16, 1970, at St. Patrick’s Church in Oneida, Karen married Richard E. Stankivitz the couple shared in a union of more than fifty-one years. Mrs. Stankivitz retired from the Dakota Watch Company where she worked for more than ten years. Karen loved to cook and bake for her family. She was an avid gardener and crafter; she could often be seen at many of the craft shows throughout the area. She is survived by her husband, Richard; a daughter, Kelly Colvin; two sons, Michael Stankivitz, and Edward Stankivitz all of Canastota; grandchildren, Rachelle Stankivitz, Hayden, Savannah, Sophia, and Quinn Colvin, and Elijah Stankivitz; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Debbie Burd; two sisters, Patricia, and Lori; several nieces and nephews, including, Kristin and Christopher Grosso, Julie and Ted Walawender, and Alex Carbone; great nieces, great nephews, cousins, and her in-laws, Joan and Al Carbone of North Bay. She is also survived by her extended family in Buffalo, NY. She is predeceased by two brothers, Herbert, and Donald Burd. In keeping with Karen’s wishes all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at St. Agatha’s Cemetery, Canastota.
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