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Karen Helen Matson Maziasz

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 17 Jan 2017 (aged 73)
Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Cremated, Other, Specifically: Private Inurnment at a later date
Plot "Back East"
Memorial ID 175485615 · View Source
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Karen Helen Maziasz (Matson), age 73 of Troy, MI and formerly of West Hempstead, New York passed peacefully with her husband and children by her side on January 17, 2017. She bravely fought her battle with brain cancer for more than 2 years.

She was born on February 19, 1943 to the late George and Helen Matson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the beloved wife of Michael Maziasz for over 52 years; loving mother of Richard (Julia) and Keith (Samantha) all of Troy. She was a proud Nana of Matthew, Greyson, Mason and Madison. She was predeceased by her brother, Ernest Matson. She was a loving aunt of Eric (April) Matson and Craig (Debbie) Matson, and many great nieces and nephews.

Graduated from HF Carey High School in Franklin Square, New York and Farmingdale University. Karen retired from Presta, a division of ThyssenKrupp in February 2008 after more than 20 years of dedicated service.

Karen devoted most of her time to her family. She was involved in both her children and her grandchildren's lives making time to attend both school functions and sporting events for all 4 grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with Michael on their boat, Summerspell, cruising the Great Lakes. Eventually they moved on to cruising the oceans, enjoying trips to Alaska, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean with Holland America Lines.

Karen was an avid golfer enjoying the links with her husband as often as she could. They enjoyed golf and the beach at their condo in Hilton Head, South Carolina. She was also a member of a woman's golf league during the summer months.

Karen was a special friend to many and involved in many social groups over the years including needlepoint, dining, cards, books and theater groups as well as an active member in the Birmingham Power Squadron boating group. Her ability to be a good friend and make people feel special will be missed by both family and friends.

~Lovingly Submitted by the Family ~

There will be a Memorial Celebration Service Saturday 11 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 3333 Coolidge Hwy, Troy (between Big Beaver and Wattles). Visitation at church begins at 10:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes to Oncology Service Program, Dr. Jaiyesimi Fund #766601, Beaumont Foundation, P.O. Box 5802, Troy, MI 48007-9627 or the Endowment Fund at Lutheran Church of the Master.

A.J. Desmond & Sons Funeral Home
2600 Crooks Road
Troy, Michigan


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  • Created by: Blue Star Mom
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175485615
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Karen Helen Matson Maziasz (19 Feb 1943–17 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175485615, ; Maintained by Blue Star Mom (contributor 47844423) Cremated, Other, who reports a Private Inurnment at a later date.