Barbara Mae "Babs" Karabinos

January 29, 2018

Karabinos, Barbara Mae O.P. (Dominican Order) was called home to heaven by our Lord on January 29, 2018 in Antioch, California. “Babs” was born on May 19, 1932 to George Karabinos and Anne (Beney) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by Her Parents and stepfather Theodore (Ted) Sayer, brothers George “Square” Karabinos, Robert Karabinos of Pittsburgh, and sister Pauline “Mitzi”James of Norman, Oklahoma. She is survived by brother Francis “Shanky” Karabinos and his wife Theresa “Tessie” of Columbus, Ohio, along with numerous nieces and nephews, and their families. She is also survived by her dear friend and longtime caregiver Mrs. Julie St. Andre O.P. “Babs” worked for over 40 years in the energy industry beginning with Gulf Oil in Pittsburgh. She also lived in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, and Antioch, California before retiring with Chevron after a long and fruitful career. But she always remained loyal to friends and family back home, and enjoyed watching and rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers football team! “Babs” was a tireless servant of our Lord, and was a member of the Dominican Laity Order of Preachers. She attended and volunteered extensively at Most Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Antioch, serving the priests and contributing to outreach programs such as the St. Vincent de Paul Society who fed and clothed so many in the community. One of the highlights of her life was traveling to the Holy Land with Church members to walk in Christ’s footsteps. Giving and loving others was her true calling, and she endeared herself to all who were fortunate to know her. Friends will be received in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave. on Friday February 16, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held in St. Rosalia Church on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 9 a.m. followed by a Committal Service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Donations may be made in her honor to the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Antioch, California.

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