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Rev. Richard P. Karenbauer

Deceased: 2017-05-25


ICTE Spring: 1992

Father Karenbauer died on May 25, 2017. He served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Greensburg (1970-71); St. Peter Parish, Brownsville, and its former chapel in Newell (1973-77); Holy Family Parish, Latrobe (1977); Immaculate Conception Parish, Connellsville, and its former chapel in Dawson (1977-80); and the former St. Leonard Parish, Monessen (1980-82).

He was pastor of the former St. Hedwig Parish, Smock, and its former chapel in Keisterville (1982-85); Holy Family Parish, Seward, and its former chapels in New Florence and Bolivar (1985-86); the former Holy Cross Parish, Iselin (1986-87); the former St. Martha Parish, Leechburg (1987-97); St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish, New Kensington (1997-2008); St. Joseph Parish, New Kensington (2008-10) and administrator of St. Mary of Czestochowa Parish; and St. Florian Parish, United (2010-14).

He was a religion instructor at Greensburg Central Catholic High School (1971) and Geibel Catholic High School, Connellsville (1972).

Father Karenbauer was spiritual director of the diocese’s Holy Name Society (2006-14), served on the Priestly Life and Ministry Committee, and was the clergy moderator of the Regional Pastoral Council for the New Kensington-Lower Burrell region.

He retired from active ministry Jan. 23, 2014.

Surviving are 5 brothers: Robert (Barbara), Ronald (Diana), Larry (Jean), Kenneth (Jean) and Dennis Sr. (Lori) Karenbauer.

2 sisters: Judy (Richard) Kile and Bonnie (William) Giallombardo.

A brother-in-law, Robert Murray.

Numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Darlene Murray and a nephew, Jason Karenbauer.

Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 from 7-9 pm Tuesday and from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday. He will lay in state from 9-11 am Thursday at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in North Oakland. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at 11:00 am from the church with Bishop Edward C. Malesic to officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.