Karen Joyce StehleNovember 1, 2017
Stehle, Karen Joyce (Bilock) On Wednesday November 1st, 2017, after a long and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Karen, 61 years old, has been delivered into God’s hands surrounded by family and friends. She is survived by daughters Kaitlyn Anne Roberts & husband Travis and Jillian Rebecca Stehle & boyfriend Brendan Albright along with her former husband Rich Stehle. Also survived by her beloved, sibling ‘jackasses’: Joseph Jr (Deanie) of Pittsburgh, Joanne Price (Mike) of Munhall, Patricia Iannotta (Frank) of Mt. Lebanon, Jon Bilock of Pittsburgh and Beth Shannon (Sean) of Santa Ana, CA. She was adored by her nieces and nephews - Beau Bilock, Patrick Bilock, John Iannotta and Flora Iannotta. She was lovingly helped and cared for by her dedicated cousin and friends: Cousin Monica Allen, friends Lori Crowley and Kitty Lang. Karen’s parents, Joe and Anne Bilock preceded her in death. Karen was a life-long resident of Pittsburgh where she disliked the snow and yearned for warmer weather. She was a tenured employee at Westinghouse and the University of Pittsburgh Law School and Franjo Construction. She enjoyed all things purple, hydrangeas, motorcycle riding and mostly her loving children. Viewing will be on Friday, November 3rd from 2:30-8:00PM at the Edward P Kanai Funeral Home at 500 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh. Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at Holy Angels Church 408 Baldwin Road, Pittsburgh with Rev. Robert Ahlin on Saturday, November 4th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation The Gulf Tower, 707 Grant Street, 37th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (greaterpawv.wish.org) or The Cancer Caring Center 4117 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15224 (cancercaring.org).