In memory of
Constance M. "Connie" Karle
Constance M. "Connie" Karle, age 83, of Erie, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, when her husband came to get her to be with him on the same day he passed away, on January 5, 2017. She was born in Erie on August 1, 1933, daughter of the late Peter and Julia Kuwick Kimet. She graduated from East High School. Constance was a devoted homemaker and a wonderful cook. She also was very creative, with a particular talent for ceramics. She loved gardening and was an avid reader. She enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved taking trips to see her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas E. "Tom" Karle; a son, Thomas M. Karle; and a sister, Wanda Means. She is survived by her son, Attorney Gregory A. Karle (Elaine) of Erie; five daughters: Julie Guillebeau of Wilmington, Del., Paula Lyons (George) of Erie, Christine Karle of Erie, Erin Tangredi (Bob) of Chicago, Ill., and Gretchen Lipski (Mark) of Tampa, Fla.; eleven grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Andrew and Robert Karle, Tom and Grace Guillebeau, Karle, Connie and Mark Lyons and Bobby and Michael Tangredi; a brother, Daniel Kimet (Beverly) of Erie; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Ave.), on Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and are invited to attend a prayer service there on Thursday at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Church 2801 W. 6th Street, Erie, PA 16505, at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. John Detisch and Rev. Leo Gallina co-celebrants. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Erie Shriners Hospitals for Children, 1645 W. 8th Street, Erie, PA 16505, or to the charity of one's choice. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuenralhome.com . Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits
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