In Memory of




Obituary for Karen Atkins (Przyborowski)

Karen Przyborowski Atkins, 64, of Coraopolis, Findlay Township, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024, in her home.

Karen was born on June 16, 1959, in Norristown, PA, a daughter of Frank and Helen Fabiani Przyborowski of Collegeville, PA.

Ms. Atkins was a retired network operations employee for the United States Postal Service, where she worked for more than 34 years. She started as a clerk in the TANS office, Contracts and Network Analyst. The majority of her career was spent in the Transportation side, becoming a Subject Matter Expert at the national level. Karen was very devoted to her church, St. Columbkille in Imperial. She loved the fellowship that she gained from her years of attending mass and volunteering. Karen was an active member of the Christian Mothers group and also a big help during St. Columbkille’s Fish Fry season. Her giving nature did not stop with the church. Karen was a very active member of her community, working with the West Allegheny Food Pantry. Her love for reading, especially sci-fi novels, led her to begin volunteering at the Western Allegheny Community Library. She loved caring for others and that was evident from the second you met Karen.

Karen was a special woman; she had a heart of gold. Her favorite people to love, were truly her family. Karen’s daughters and grandchildren were her entire world. She was the most caring mother and Babcia, as her grandkids lovingly called her. There was not one thing she would not do for them. Her time with her family was what she cherished most. She loved going to the Phillies and Pirates baseball games and local farmers markets. She loved baking and you never left her house hungry.

Her love that she shared with her family is just one of the many reasons that Karen will be greatly missed, but a little piece of her lives on in each of them, forever.

Surviving along with her parents are her daughters, Christine (Lee) Moore and Tiffany (Sarah Stierer) Atkins, grandchildren, Elena and Emmett Moore, siblings, Frank Przyborowski, Nancy (Ship) Shiffler and Stephen (Dawn) Przyborowski and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 from 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc. and Crematory, 305 Main St., Imperial (724-695-2800). A Chrisitan Mass will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 10 a.m. at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish – St. Columbkille Church. Interment will occur at Saint Benedict in Conshohocken, on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 10 a.m.

A link to the live-streamed mass can be found here: