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David A. Karkoska

January 31, 1964 ~ August 17, 2018 (age 54)
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David A. Karkoska, 54, of 155 Elmwood Drive, Emporium, PA formerly of Phoenixville, PA died unexpectedly at his residence on Friday (August 17, 2018) morning. He was born January 31, 1964 in Phoenixville, PA a son of the late James J. and Catherine Wilson Karkoska. He married James (Jim) Wendel, who survives.

He graduated from Phoenixville High School. He worked as an underwriter for Fannie Mae Mortgage Company for many years and was recently planning his retirement. He and Jim, along with business partner Sharon Robinson, purchased the former Erskine home in Emporium and are in the process of extensive renovations on the it where they were awaiting the grand opening of The Hygrade Inn, the areas newest Bed & Breakfast, set to open Nov. 1, 2018.  David had a passion for living, loved people, and touched the hearts of everyone with whom he came into contact. Life will be much lonelier without him.

Surviving in addition to his spouse James Wendel; two brothers, James W. Karkoska, Bethel, PA and Richard J. Karkoska, Lewes, DE; sister, Sandra J. (Lee) Marlow, Emporium;  mother-in-law, Janice Fitch, Emporium; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents

There will be No Visitation. Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donors choice. 

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