The Garden Island
Notice #: 0001132093-01
Funeral Notices


64, passed away peacefully on July 30, 2018 in Honolulu. Born in Harrisburg, PA, graduated from Rivier College, NH. Started her career as an FAA air traffic controller in 1981 and retired in 2010. Oahu has been her home for over 33 yrs. Survived by partner, Jan Bruce, mother Donna Fritz, sister Stacey Skinner (Ryan), brothers Daniel (Laurie), Matthew (Doris), nephews, niece and her beloved cockatoo Fred. Karen was an adventurous soul who enjoyed traveling, hiking, biking, theatre, and spending time with her family and friends. Some of her favorite charities are Diamond Head Theatre, TAG and Hawaii Theatre. Karen donated her body to the Univ of Hawaii, John Burns School of Medicine Willed Body Program for research. No Service. She will be forever missed.