Karen “KV” (Tressler) Kleinosky

July 28, 1953 ~ November 1, 2020 (age 67)


Karen Louise (Tressler) Kleinosky, 67, Johnstown, passed away on Sunday November 1st after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born on July 28th, 1953 to Earl and Katherine (Moehler) Tressler. She was preceded in death by her parents and several extended family members, including her parents-in-law Emery and Catherine (Settlemire) Kleinosky and her beloved aunt Louise (Moehler) Trabold. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Lisa (Rygel) Kleinosky; by her friend and former husband Eugene Kleinosky; by her brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Elizabeth (Mock) Tressler; and by her dearest friend Susan Endler. Also survived by a loving extended family, especially her niece Kate Tressler, her nephew Christopher and his wife Meghan (Benya) Tressler, her great-nephew Owen Tressler, her great-niece Grace Tressler, her cousin Wayne Tressler, her uncle Victor "Arch" Trabold, her cousin Gary and his wife Nancy (Gelet) Trabold, and her cousin Craig and his wife Karen (Carbaugh) Trabold. Karen also leaves behind numerous close friends who were like family to her, including Trish Corle and Rene Fetchkan and the rest of Karen’s crew, Susan Aeid and Patty Long; Kevin Berkley and Lynn Phillips; Belva Mock and the Mock family; and the Lantzy and Schroeder families. Karen was a 1971 graduate of Richland High School. She was a branch manager at First National Bank and an active member of St Mark’s Episcopal Church. She supported many charitable causes, served her community as a volunteer for several organizations, and was a past board member of Penn Highlands Community College and the Greater Johnstown YWCA. At the 2018 YWCA Tribute to Women, Karen was the recipient of the Yellow Rose award, which is presented to a person who strives to create opportunities for women's leadership. Karen was devoted to her family, her friends, and her faith. She was an intelligent, funny, and hard-working force of nature. She had a kind heart, an abundance of common sense, and an aversion to nonsense. Karen excelled at several sports such as softball, bowling, and golf. She was a longtime member of Berkley Hills Golf Course and the Atta Girls golf league, and was the 1985 winner of the Greater Johnstown Golf Association Ladies' Tournament. She was also an avid reader, a skilled baker, and a very fast driver. Her generosity of spirit will be missed by the hundreds of people who knew and loved her. Arrangements by John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave, Johnstown PA. Due to the pandemic, there will be no viewing or funeral at this time. At a later date, the family will host a celebration of Karen’s life at Berkley Hills Golf Course, and a memorial service will be held at St Mark's Episcopal Church, 335 Locust St, Johnstown PA; Reverend Nancy L. Threadgill, officiant. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karen's memory to the American Cancer Society, to the Greater Johnstown YWCA, or to St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

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