Obituary for Karen Marie Funk – The Intelligencer

June 24, 1953 to May 21, 2022

A truly beautiful soul who brightened the lives of everyone she touched.

Karen was a loving wife to Kevin Winther for 33 years, whom she married in 1989. She grew up in Doylestown, PA in a family of 7 children and later moved to California, then New York. Her memory lives on with her stepchildren Colleen (Ed), Kristin (Wil), Michelle and Kevin (Kim), who received her unyielding support and love. One of her greatest joys was being a grandmother to her 8 grandchildren Brayden, Alonis, Spoons, Izzy, Adam, Ethan, Ronin and Sophia.

A true advocate for education, Karen received her BS from Sacramento State and her Juris Doctorate from Hofstra Law School. She practiced legal aid, founded the law firm of Cohen and Funk, was a committed member of the ACLU, and later worked for the New York State Defenders Service, guiding and mentoring new attorneys.

Throughout her life she has had hundreds of kind and devoted friends whom she met in groups such as the Vegas Ladies of Pennsylvania and the Ladies of the Night Long Beach Tennis Team. She was an advocate of health and wellness, community and family. She loved to travel, play tennis, cook, read and crochet. Later in her life she realized that she also loved cats very much. Karen had an absolutely big heart and represented the good that we all need in our lives every day. A celebration of their lives will be held on June 25 at 2:00 p.m. at Barb and Paul Wiley’s residence at 87 Iron Hill Rd. New Britain, PA 18901. Karen asked for donations in lieu of flowers to a college fund for her 8 beautiful grandchildren. Donations can be sent to Kevin Winther 75 E Broadway 4a Long Beach, NY 11561 or sent to Kevin Winther via Venmo or PayPal.

Please text an RSVP to Barb Wiley 267-221-8138

Posted on June 05, 2022

Published in The Intelligencer

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Barb and Paul Wiley 87 Iron Hill Rd. New Britain, PA 18901

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