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In Memory

Cynthia Karas

Cynthia Karas

November 16, 1967

Cynthia Karas Ostafy

Mrs. Cynthia Ostafy, 19 years of age, of 1108 Emerson Ave., Farrell, PA, was fatally injured in a traffic accident Thursday afternoon.

The former Cynthia Karas, was the daughter of Gus and Gloriann DeMichele Karas of Hollywood Ave, Youngstown.  She was married five months ago to John J. Ostafy and was with child.  She was born in Youngstown on September 15, 1948, and graduated in 1966 from Ursuline High School.
She had been enrolled in the St. Elizabeth Hospital Student Nursing Program and was employed as a waitress at the Little Italy Restaurant in Brookfield Township.  She was a member of St. John's Ukranian Orthodox Church, Sharon.
Besides her husband John, and her parents in Youngstown, she leaves a sister Carolyn, two brothers, Donald and Gregory Karas, and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Anthony DeMichele, all of Youngstown.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the church.  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Giroski Funeral Home, Farrell.

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04/11/16 07:54 PM #1    

Cynthia Barbato (Colonna)

Oh how horrible. She was a very good person. May she rest in God's hands. 


04/12/16 04:06 PM #2    

John Oleksa

I remember reading an abreviated version of her obit in 1967.  I did not know all the details. How terribly tragic. I am so saddened by the fact that TWO lives were lost that day.

   Cynthia was the very first girl that I ever slow danced with.  It was at an Ursuline H.S. dance.  Memories can fade as we get older, but I do indeed remember that dance.   TREASURE ALL YOUR MEMORIES, YOUR FRIENDS, AND EVERYONE YOU LOVE.  

John O.

04/13/16 03:18 PM #3    

Joseph Marinelli

I did not know Cyndy personally in high school. Just read her sad obituary about her tragic car accident. Our class and their families lost her  and Pat O`donnell in 1967. I was friends with Pat since we both ran track together.  He was a great person and a Vietnam War hero.  May they  and all  who have died rest in God`s peace .

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