Terese Kar, 62, of Friendsville, Pa. passed away unexpectedly on February 7, 2022.
Born on July 22, 1959, Terese grew up in Endicott, NY graduating from Maine-Endwell High School in 1977. She was predeceased by her devoted partner of 22 years Steve Hackel in 2018, her father John J. Kar, Jr. in 1967 and her mother and step-father, Dolores J. (Kistner) in 2007 and Francis X. Schofield in 2014.
Terese was self-employed until, following her passion, she graduated from Broome-Tioga Boces earning her LPN degree in 2008. She worked for Broome Developmental until retiring in 2019, but continued to provide in-home care for those she loved.
For anyone who knew her, to call Terese the “life of the party” was an understatement. She had a hilarious story (most likely true) for every occasion. She loved Halloween and made all of her costumes; from French fries to a robot. If you were around when the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Company had their Duck Derby, you would have seen her in the triple cities dressed as a duck selling tickets. In 1998 she earned her Certificate of Achievement in “Clowning Around” from Boces and enjoyed making both young and old smile and laugh, regaling them with her jokes and balloon animals.
Terese lived life to the fullest. She had the uncanny ability to know when someone was in need. She was the first one to call, send a card, a meal (even if it was a bowl of soup – always homemade). Terese was all about People and providing whatever may arise. She was a phenomenal cook and baker. She loved to decorate and made a loving home. If there was a benefit, charity or non-profit in need, Terese was there to lend her time and talent. It’s been said that she would give the shirt off her back and not think twice. Terese always gave more than she took from this life.
Terese is survived by her devoted cat, Maverick, and numerous loving friends who she considered her family, especially her friend, Laura Greger.
She loved animals and would insist that any unwanted “critter” be set loose as long as it was away from the house.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, 2:00 pm at Neumann Center, Pa. Route 267, Choconut, Pennsylvania. A Gathering will be held afterward until 4:00 p.m. Interment will be held in the spring.
Instead of flowers, please consider a donation to your favorite animal shelter or the Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department, 3417 Quaker Lake Road, Brackney, Pa 18812.
Services are entrusted to Bartron-Myer Funeral Home, 382 Church Street, Montrose, Pa
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