Troy- Karen M. Loss age, 63, of Troy, passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday April 8, 2009. Karen was born in Troy and was a lifelong resident of the city. Mrs. Loss worked for over 30 years and retired from the New York State Office of Parks and Recreation Historic Preservation. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed spending time and cooking for her family. She always had a way to put her girls first. Daughter of the late Edward and Mary Stritsman. Wife of Richard M. Loss. Mother of Jodi Loss, Mandi Loss and Kaelin Loss. Also survived by her Aunt Irene Green and cousins Holly Green and Robin Benak. Special friend of Jo-Ann McCann, Michele Kramek, Mary Anne Ryan, Joan Bargovic, Linda Gulli and many others.
Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Monday morning at 8:00 and 10:00 at St. Josephs Church, Third Street, Troy where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Troy. A special thanks to the Minahan and Skiba families. Contribution in her memory may be made to the St. Josephs Food Pantry 416 Third Street Troy NY 12180.