Carelyn A. Carney 1923-2018
YOUNGSTOWN — Carelyn Ann Kvesich Carney, 94, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 27. 2018, at Windsor House at Liberty Healthcare Center in Youngstown.
She was born Nov. 24, 1923, in Warren, to Joseph and Helen Hychrowska Kvesich.
A 1942 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, she married Edward Carney on Nov. 19, 1960, at St. James Church in Warren.
Carelyn graduated from Youngstown Business College and went on to work as a bookkeeper for local businesses, including the Warren Tribune, where she was the first woman to work in that capacity in the paper’s history and eventually for the family’s businesses in Girard, Starr Realty and Top Pro Sports. She was a trooper, having survived multiple cross-country treks in the family station wagon, many harrowing rides on sweltering days to Cedar Point, countless baseball and football games, track meets, science fairs and the like.
Always a caregiver, Carelyn provided love and support for many friends and relatives who preceded her in death, including her parents; husband; brother, Henry Kvesich; and her aunt, Gerry Sabat. Also preceding her were brothers, George and Edward (Dorothy) Kvesich and niece, Susan Kvesich.
She is survived by her children, Chris (Cindy) Carney, Marie (Robert Hossfeld) Carney-Hossfeld; stepdaughter, Karen Rowbottom; grandchildren, Olivia Carney, Victoria Carney, Nathaniel Sunshine, Benjamin Sunshine, Lincoln Hossfeld, Solomon Gunyula and Michal DiRocco; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Windsor House for the love and care they showed Carelyn.
Family, friends and others whose lives Carelyn touched are invited to visitation at 10 a.m. and Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, at St. Rose Church in Girard, followed immediately by lunch in the Rosette Hall, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, on Carelyn’s behalf, to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org .
Visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com to view this obituary and to send any expressions of sympathy to the family.