Edward “Butch” Karosus, 75, of Carbondale , passed away peacefully Tuesday April 12th at the Allied Services Hospice Unit, Scranton.
Born in Carbondale, son of the late Edward Karosus and Phyliss Adams Hannas, he was a member of Saint Rose of Lima Church, and a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School, both of Carbondale. Prior to retirement he owned and operated Butch Karosus Drywall. Butch loved the outdoors. In fact, this picture is one of his proudest moments as a sportsman, bagging the 3rd largest mule deer in Montana at the time. In his recent years he enjoyed watching and betting on harness racing. He cared little if he won or lost (he mostly lost); he simply loved watching them.
The family is deeply grateful for the kind, compassionate care that GCMC and Allied Services Hospice provided over the last few weeks.
Surviving are a daughter: Kelly Cook, Simpson; a son: Christopher Karosus and wife Andrea, Fell Twp.; two grandchildren: Gianna Gallo and Alivia Karosus; a sister: Catherine Gallagher, Endicott, NY; two nieces: Marijo and Stephanie; cousins; friends; and his partner in crime, granddog Sparky.
As per Butch’s wishes, no public funeral services will be held. Arrangements by the Brennan & Brennan Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Lincoln Avenue, Carbondale. If anyone is so inclined to make a donation in his name, please consider Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance c/o The Jockey Club 821 Corporate Dr. Lexington, KY 40503; or Allied Services Hospice, 511 Morgan Hwy, Scranton, PA 18508.
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