Carla Ann Kratsas, obituary in Austintown, Ohio

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Carla Ann Kratsas, 71, died Thursday evening, November 17, 2022 at Caprice Health Care Center.

Carla was born on January 9, 1951 in Youngstown, Ohio to the late Floyd and Hazel Cargill Underwood.

Raised in Youngstown, she was a graduate of South High School.

Carla was a dedicated and loving housewife, wife, mother and grandmother. Her love for her family was great and she always made sure they had everything they needed and more. Nothing gave her more joy than her title “Mamoo” and spending every opportunity with her grandchildren. A wonderful cook, Carla enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings and celebrations at her home with family, friends, and neighbors. Many lasting memories were created during the annual family vacation to Ocean City, a tradition she began when her children were small and continued with her grandchildren. Carla will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and love she showed to everyone.

Later in life, after her children were grown, Carla began working and cleaning houses. She loved interacting with her customers and the friendship she shared with them.

Leaving her memory, her children Victor (Kimberly) Gasior of Youngstown, Kerry (Elie) Khoury of Boardman and John (Jodi) Gasior of Ontario, Canada; Grandchildren, Joseph and Lily Gasior, Eli and Zac Khoury and Audrey and Elise Gasior and her brother Floyd “Bud” Underwood from Florida.

Her husband, Richard A. Kratsas, whom she married on December 12, 1981, preceded her in death on July 31, 2012. In addition to her parents and husband, Carla was preceded in death by her brother, Alan Underwood.

A memorial service for Carla’s life will be held on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home, 8536 Market Street, Boardman, followed by lunch and fellowship at the Becker Family Center.

Family and friends will be received at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 23, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Carla had a big heart for all animals and has particularly enjoyed the company of her many rescued cats over the years. In honor of her love for animals, memorial donations can be made in the form of contributions in Carla’s name to Angels for Animals, 4750 W South Range Road, Canfield, OH 44406.

The family would like to express their appreciation and thank Caprice Health Care Center and Akeso Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Carla.

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A TV tribute will air Monday, November 21 at the following approximate times: 5:17 am on WKBN, 8:39 am on FOX, 5:21 pm on WYTV, and 6:35 pm on MyYTV. The video will be posted here on the day it airs.