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Karson David Kasiorek

April 26, 2012 — November 26, 2023

Elizabeth Township

Karson David Kasiorek, 11 years and 7 months, of Elizabeth Township, passed away at home on Sunday, November 26, 2023 with his Mom and Dad by his side.  He was born on April 26, 2012 at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, the son of David Joseph Kasiorek, Sr. and Carrie Ann Anderson.

In life, Karson, was a true Warrior, we feel so honored and truly blessed to be his family.  As a lifelong resident of Elizabeth Township, he developed an abundance of special relationships with young and old alike and became an inspiration to so many. He received special loving attention from our Buena Vista Fireman and our Elizabeth Township Police.  Karson was a cat lover but always enjoyed a visit from our K9 team, he appreciated how disciplined and kind they are. (He used to joke that their paycheck was in bones). Karson was in the 6th grade at EFMS.  A majority of his time was spent doing home schooling where he built the most special relationship with his dedicated teacher Mrs. Tara Gluscic, who stuck by our side since first grade.  She became family to all of us and was so incredibly loved by Karson. He loved all things science, nature, and Lego.  From a very young age, he enjoyed taking walks with his parents along the river, to a special waterfall along the Yough River Trail.  He had a keen interest in gardening and horticulture in general, specifically herbs (his favorite to grow and smell was Basil) and their healing properties.  He absorbed so much, always learning and often becoming the teacher himself.  He loved sharing fun facts and had a special way of explaining his observations to the very finest of details, one of his many super powers.  He was an avid gamer, he loved playing with his brother and Dad, and enjoyed playing Spider Man on the PS5, most recently.  Through the years he accumulated quite the gemstone collection and enjoyed collecting shark teeth and other artifacts. Karson was quite a prankster and enjoyed laughter, his personality made it contagious, lightening the serious situations he faced.  His favorite pastime was to share silly jokes.  Many of them "Dad" jokes.  He taught us all how to fight and look at the bright side of things in the face of adversity.   He leaves behind a legacy of joy, laughter, gentleness, and pure love. Ephesians 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle: be patient, bearing with one another in love.  

In addition to his parents Karson is survived by his siblings, David Joseph Kasiorek, Jr. of Munhall, Jocelyn (Jacob) Moore of Monongahela, and Jewelene Thornton of Buena Vista: maternal grandparents, John (the late Mary Ann Jacolik) Anderson of Buena Vista: and nephew Jacob Moore, Jr.: aunts and uncles Terri (the late Jack) Coulter of Munhall, Lisa (Jim) Roscoe of West Mifflin, Caroline Anderson of Pittsburgh, Jonette (Robert) Mankowski of Lakeland, FL and Victoria (John) Smith of Santa Clara, CA: numerous cousins, Ryan, Emily, Sara, Matthew, Chyna, Melody, Christian, Kaitlin, Karlee, Kynzie, Sierra, John, Jerrias, and Jayelynne: along with his favorite furry kitty-cats Kit, Maggi, CiCi and Dude, whom never left his side.  Karson is also preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Stanley Frank and Mary Louise (Whitman) Kasiorek: and his very special kitty-cat, Oscar.  

Friends and family are welcome Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 6028 Smithfield Street, Elizabeth Township. (412) 751-5000 Drew J. Gilbert, director.  Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 7:00 pm with Pastor Lance O’Brien officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to ----- Our Story - Andrew's Laughing Gas (andrewslaughinggas.org) (tooting toys that brought Karson so much joy!) ----- Kids on Carousels Foundation (raising awareness for rhabdomyosarcoma) ----- The Padre Pio Foundation of America (Karson Project-raising money to place updated air conditioning on the children’s oncology floor of the hospital). Condolences can be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com

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Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory

6028 Smithfield Street, Boston, PA 15135

Service will start in the funeral home chapel at 7:00pm and visitation will continue until 8:00pm following the end of the service.

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