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Naida Louise Karoly

Female 1948 - 2011  (62 years)


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  • Name Naida Louise Karoly 
    Born 12 Oct 1948  New Florence, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Pudie 
    Died 21 Feb 2011  Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • At home
    Person ID I31546  Zellner Genealogy
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 

    Father John Peter Karoly,   b. 2 Mar 1918, Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1970, New Florence, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11843  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William James Finane, Jr.,   b. 28 Jun 1948,   d. 15 Oct 2009, Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1971 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F11841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Oct 1948 - New Florence, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 2011 - Oak Ridge, Anderson, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Posted Feb. 22, 2011 at 12:01 AM
      Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM

      OAK RIDGE, Tenn.
      Together with her family and friends, we mourn the loss of Naida Louise Karoly Finane, who died Feb. 21, 2011, at her home in Oak Ridge, among people she loved.
      Naida is survived by her son, Benjamin Karoly Finane and his wife, Monika Stump Finane, of New York, N.Y.; her mother and stepfather, Naida and Bob Kelecava of Youngwood, Pa.; and her brother, John P. Karoly of Fairbanks, Alaska.
      She was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, William J. Finane; and her father, John P. Karoly.
      Naida was born in New Florence, Pa., on Oct. 12, 1948. The first in her family to attend college, she graduated with a B.A. from Chatham College in Pittsburgh and then earned an M.Ed. from Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, she met Jim Finane of Longview, Texas, a graduate student in public administration. They married in 1971, and lived and worked in Madison, Wis., and the Bay Area of California before moving to Oak Ridge in 1981. Naida's infectious enthusiasm and openness, coupled with her originality, energy and humor, captured the imaginations of students fortunate enough to find themselves in her classrooms during her 38-year teaching career, the majority of which was spent teaching English at Oak Ridge High School.
      She inspired thousands of students in public and private schools in Wisconsin, California, Tennessee, and North Carolina. A gifted and devoted teacher, Naida was also an extraordinary person whose innate joy and determination spilled out onto her family, friends, coworkers, and others, including her students.
      She was a member of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, where a memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. on March 23, 2011.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist church, the American Cancer Society, her favorite radio station, WUOT, or to a charity of the donor's choice.
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      The Tribune-Democrat
      FINANE - Nadia L. “Pudie” Karoly, Oak Ridge, Tenn., formerly of New Florence, passed away Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 12, 1948, in Johnstown, daughter of John and Naida Karoly. Nadia was preceded in death by her father, John Karoly, and her husband, James Finane. She is survived by her son, Benjamin, and wife, Monika, New York City; mother, Naida Kelecava; and stepfather, Robert Kelecava, Youngwood; brother, John Karoly, Fairbanks, Alaska; niece, Sadie Karoly Barker, and husband, Eric Barker, Lewiston, Ind.; nephew, Michael Karoly, Fairbanks, Alaska; great-nieces, Iva and Cecila Karoly Lister, Fairbanks, Alaska; cousin, Justin Loughner, Lake Tahoe, Nevada; uncle, Kenneth “Bud” Loughner, and wife, Dorothy, New Florence; aunt, Ann Hoey, Philadelphia; and many cousins and family members. She graduated from the former Laurel Valley High School, New Florence; Chatham College, Pittsburgh; and received her master’s degree from Syracuse University. She taught high school English for 38 years and was an avid traveler throughout Europe. Pudie also was an active member of the Universal Unitarian Church, Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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