February 17, 1954 ‒ September 04, 2010
Mount Vernon, Ohio
Michael Karpinski, age 56 of Mount Vernon, died Saturday morning at his residence surrounded by his family.
Born on February 17, 1954 in Steubenville to Leo and Theresa (Yoka) Karpinski of Steubenville. Graduate of Catholic Central High School Class of 1972 and Jefferson Tech with an Associates Degree. Member of St John Neumann Catholic Church, Men’s Club, AIA, volunteer for CEFPI, former member of the Knights of Columbus, Ombudsman for Catholic Social Services and an active volunteer through the church.
Michael enjoyed camping, hiking, cooking, gardening and carpentry. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping in the Algonquin Provincial Park in Canada, in his youth horseback riding at the K of C Camp in Steubenville, growing his own vegetables and making and cooking his own kielbasa.
Michael was very proud of his son’s and their accomplishments and was happiest taking care of his family or working with the Men’s Club at the church.
In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 32 years: Terry (Taylor) and they were married September 9, 1978 in Columbus; sons Tod (Fiancée Kristy) of Indianapolis, Craig of Bozeman, Montana; brothers: Joe (Kathy) of Ravenna, John (Andrea) of Massillon, David (Joanna) of Hudson; sisters: Chris (Bill) Dardis of Dayton, Mary Lee (Jeff) Aleksiejczyk, Lisa (Guy) Behanna both of Pittsburgh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E. SR 37, Sunbury with Fr. David Sizemore celebrant. Interment will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to: OSUCCC-James, Office of Development, % Wendy O’Brien,Dan’s Fund, PO Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 43218-3112 or American Diabetes Assoc. 471 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury is honored to serve the Karpinski Family.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com