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Karin (Grah) Konitzky

December 13, 1945 ~ May 9, 2017 (age 71)

The Piano Brothers

Karin Grah Konitzky, 71, of Emlenton, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Karin was born in Solingen, Germany on December 13, 1945 to Paul and Hilda Grah. She moved to the United States with her late husband Dr. Gustav A. Konitzky III after their marriage on March 19, 1971. They settled in Emlenton where she resided until her death.

Karin’s love for fashion and art began while still in high school. She worked as an apprentice for top clothing retailers in Germany. With the support of her husband she was able to fulfill her dream, owning her own store. She opened up a clothing store in Oil City in which she sold designer fashion from Europe in the early 1980’s. After the store’s closing her love for fashion and design never faded.

Karin is survived by her daughter, Caroline Ella Johnson and son, Dr. Paul Christian Konitzky and his wife, Julia; her grandchildren, Thomas Johnson, Eva Jackson, Paul Konitzky, Matthew Konitzky and Alexander Konitzky.   She was also survived by additional family, Gustav A. Konitzky IV and his wife, Peggy, Sasha Konitzky, Bridgette Konitzky, Gretchen Konitzky, Sigrid Pickering, Kate Pickering and Sue Pickering.

Karin was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

A private funeral service officiated by the Rev. Deborah Jacobson, pastor of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran church in Emlenton, will be held Saturday at the Hile Funeral Home, 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton. Interment will be in the Emlenton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations made in Karin’s Memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.  Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.  


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