Obituaries << Back to Obituaries


Karen A. DeNatale

Birth Date: July 15, 2015
Death Date: October 31, 2015

DeNATALE KAREN A. DeNATALE (nee Vanderzyden), 72, passed away October 31, 2015 from unexpected complications due to surgery. Beloved wife of Buzz DeNatale for 49 years. Devoted mother of Michelle Lach (Thomas) and David DeNatale. Daughter of the late Abe and Ann (nee Mulder) Vanderzyden. Sister of the late Bruce Allen Vanderzyden. Loving grandmother of Lindsey, Kathleen and the late Baby Lach. Dear cousin, aunt, great-aunt and friend to many. Karen was a graduate of North Olmsted High School (Class of 1961) and of Baldwin-Wallace College. She met Buzz while both attended Bowling Green State University. She retired from Ohio Bell Telephone and AT&T after 30 years of service. Her most recent professional roles included HR Consultant for McGrath Consulting and President of DeNatale & Associates. She loved traveling, especially to Irwin Inn (Canada), reading, cooking, gardening, sewing and was an avid weather watcher. Karen will be most remembered for her kindness, compassion, sense of humor, her smile and love for others. She leaves a legacy of love as the rock and anchor of her family. VISITATION THURSDAY 3-8 PM at JARDINE FUNERAL HOME, 15822 PEARL ROAD, STRONGSVILLE. Memorial Mass Friday 11:30 AM at St. Joseph Church, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Private Interment at Sunset Memorial Park. In honor of her love for her furry son “Toby the Cat,” memorial contributions may be made to Berea Animal Rescue Fund, P.O Box 554, Berea, OH 44017.

November 7, 2015
11:30 am
Sunset Memorial Park
6265 Columbia Rd. North Olmsted, OH 44070
Get Directions
Add Entry

Add Entry to Guest Book

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Upload Photo or Video

  • Choose Media to upload from your computer
  • OR Add a link to online media (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.).