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January 17, 2020
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Karen June Reagle (Cieslak) of Union City, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones Friday, January 17th, 2020 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. Born Tuesday, March 28th, 1944, Karen was the daughter of the late Edmund Cieslak, and Helen Blanche Kusiak (Smith) and stepdaughter of John Joseph Kusiak.
Karen and her former husband Lawrence E. Reagle, Jr. brought three children into the world; Lawrence E. Reagle, III of Union City, Lesli J. Reagle-Witosky (Paul) of Harborcreek, and Gretchen R. Bonacum (Peter) of Philadelphia – all of whom survive. In addition, she was blessed with 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Jeremy K. Cook (Connor J. Cook) and Stephanie D. Reagle (Lorelai J. Reagle and Baker I. Lauria) – all of Erie, PA.
Karen enjoyed flower gardening, music, sewing, and DIY projects. Time with family and special South Main Arms friends brought pure joy to her life, especially time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to her family, she has left behind an extensive volume of family genealogical research as her legacy.
Besides her parents, Karen was preceded in death by her brother Edmund Cieslak II, and her nephew Robert Cieslak. She is survived by her sister-in-law Eloise Cieslak, and niece Lisa Johnson (Eric).
A private viewing was held for immediate family in accordance with Karen’s wishes. Karen will be interred in Mackey Hill (LeBoeuf) Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Our family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Valeriy Sedov and the Corry Oncology Clinic, and the nurses from Community Nursing Services of North East. You truly did God’s work with our mom, and you brought her great joy and comfort through your involvement.
Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Salvation Army, and/or Community Nursing Services of North East.