In Rememberance of Karen M. Sottile

Karen M.Sottile

Karen M.Sottile

Olyphant, PA August 12, 1951 ~ October 9, 2011 Date of Service: October 12, 2011


Karen M. Sottile, 60, of Olyphant, died Sunday in the Intensive Care Unit at Regional Hospital of Scranton. She is survived by her husband Richard. The couple would have celebrated 34 years of marriage on October 14.

Born in Forest City, she was the daughter of Rose Trelc Slick and the late Harold Joseph Slick and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Scranton. She was a graduate of Forest City Regional High School and a graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing. She also received a Psychology degree from Marywood University. She was employed by Forest City Nursing Home as a Registered Nurse.

Karen was a loving, dedicated and compassionate wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She treasured her two children, Rich and Kathleen and dedicated her life to both of them.  She adored her beloved niece, Melissa as if she were her own child and was a thoughtful and caring aunt to her other nieces and nephews. She cherished her dog Summer Rose and was a devote Catholic with an undying Faith. Karen touched lives and made an impact on so many people with a special place in her heart for working with and caring for the mentally challenged. There is a void that can never be filled by the loss of this amazing person. She will forever  be remembered and loved by her family and friends.

Also surviving are a son; Richard and a daughter Kathleen, at home.

Two sisters; Kathy Calafut and husband Ed, Vestal, N.Y.; Kim Anne Curtis and husband Rich, Forest City; a brother-in-law; Phillip Sottile and wife Fran, Dunmore; Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by Maternal grandparents, Rose and Anthony Trelc and Paternal grandparents, Anthony and Mary Slick.

The funeral will be Wednesday from the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Ave., Scranton.

Interment; St. Joseph’s Cemetery , Forest City

Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7p.m.

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ann p hoffman
Posts: 5
Re: In Rememberance of Karen M. Sottile
Reply #4 on : Fri October 14, 2011, 10:14:00
Dear Richard, Richie and Kathleen: I had the honor and privilege to work with Karen many years ago at the Scranton Counseling Center. I thank God that I had the opportunity to walk a little while on the journey of life with her. What an impression she made on me and she will always be in my heart. I pray to be like her in just a small way. Her knowledge, compassion, humor, kindness, love for others (especially you Richard and you Richie and you Kathleen) were so inspiring. When I see roses, I am reminded of her beautiful faith in God. What a lady, a gentle woman, a source of strength. The world needs true heroes; Karen is my hero!!! She will always always be the wind beneath your wings.
Frances Sottile
Posts: 5
Special Sister
Reply #3 on : Thu October 13, 2011, 13:26:15
Karen you always used soft words and loving arms to save me when I was down to do the things I had to. Your love spread out to everyone. You gave me the courage I needed to help Phil. My heart has an empty spot in it, you are my angle forever. Ilove you forever. All my love to Richard Richie & Kathleen I am always here for you we love all of you.
Mimi Palmere
Posts: 5
Reply #2 on : Wed October 12, 2011, 01:23:03
Rich, Richie and Kathleen,
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Karen for a short time but she made a great impact in my life. She was a great lady and nurse. She will always be your angel.
Kimberly Rowland
Posts: 5
Special aunt
Reply #1 on : Mon October 10, 2011, 20:27:49
Words don't do justice to describe what a wonderful person Aunt Karen was. I am shocked and numb at our loss. She was not only my aunt but she was like a best friend. I will cherish every memory I have of her . Every room in my house has something from her in it. She is all around me and it's a wonderful feeling. Uncle Richard,Richie and Kathlen my heart goes out to you the loss must feel unbearable.Aunt Karen I love you you are everyone's ANGEL.