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Karen I. (Jacoby) Leahy

June 1, 1949 ~ March 5, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Karen Leahy Obituary

Karen I. (Jacoby) Leahy, 73, of Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, March 5, surrounded by her loving family and friends at her home.


Born in Pottsville, on June 1, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Zella (Brown) Jacoby.


Karen graduated from Pottsville Area High School and attended McCann Business School to become a CPA.  She worked for the Pottsville Area School District as a baker. She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville.


She loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dogs.  Karen enjoyed going for walks daily with her four-legged friends, baking Christmas cookies, crocheting, knitting, doing crossword puzzles, and loved gardening and planting/growing her own vegetables. She was an avid bowler in her younger years and was a member of many leagues. She always had a sweet tooth and really enjoyed her daily sweets.


Karen was preceded in death by her loving husband, of 47 years, Norman T. Leahy, who passed April 21, 2017, and a brother, Alfred Jacoby.

Surviving are her loving daughters, Mary Louise Leahy Downer (husband Tomas), Pottsville, Molly Leahy Bressler (partner, Stephen Platko), Minersville and Melissa Leahy (partner, James Brady), St. Clair, her loving son, Andrew (wife, Leah) Leahy, Shoreline, WA, five grandchildren, Jordon Hughes, Cade Bressler, Tomas Downer, Killian Bressler, Aiden Downer, a brother, Barry Jacoby and partner Karen, and several nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, March 10, at 1:30 PM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market Street, Pottsville with Deacon Jack Quirk officiating.


Friends and family can call from 11:30 AM till the time of the service.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ruth Steiner Memorial SPCA, 18 Wertz Drive, Pine Grove, PA 17963.



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March 10, 2023

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
515 West Market St.
Pottsville, PA 17901

Celebration of Life
March 10, 2023

1:30 PM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
515 West Market St.
Pottsville, PA 17901


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