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Martha J. (Antkoviak) Karpinski

February 8, 1925 — February 21, 2019

Martha J. (Antkoviak) Karpinski, 94, of Natrona Heights, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 in Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights. She was born February 8, 1925, in West Natrona to the late Michael and Mary Janiszewska Antkoviak. Martha was a 1942 graduate of Har-Brack High School. She worked for many years, first as a teachers aide and later as the secretary at Riverview School in Natrona Heights. Martha was a member of Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament R.C. Parish, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Natrona Heights, Rosary Society and former Polish Heritage Club of the church, P.A.S.R., Brackenridge American Legion Post 226 Ladies Auxiliary and the Pioneer Hose Company Ladies Auxiliary. She was honored in 2016 by Pioneer Hose Company for 70 years of service to the fire company and her community. Martha enjoyed baking and was known for her pie and cake decorating, cooking, playing cards, bingo, bowling, crossword puzzles, crocheting, trips to the casino and was an avid Pirate fan. She is survived by her children, Karen Derda, of Natrona Heights, Amy (Russel) Allinson, of Longwood, Florida and James Karpinski, of Natrona Heights; her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Leah) Derda, Bryan (Sarah) Allinson, Matthew (Jennifer) Allinson, Kenneth (Marjorie) Allinson, Kara (Chuck) Robertson and Kate (Frank) Fontneau; and by her 12 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, ChesterJ. Karpinski on December 16, 2003; son-in-law, Dr. Dennis Derda; brothers, John and Leo Anthony, Joseph Antkowiak and Michael Antkoviak; and by her sisters, Rose Dietz and Anne Zbryski.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4, 6-8 PM in the Cicholski-Zidek Funeral Home, Inc., 1522 Carlisle St., Natrona Heights 724-224-8688, where a parting prayer service will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 AM in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. The Rosary Society will recite the rosary in the funeral home on Monday at 1:45 PM. To send an online condolence please visit

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Monday, February 25, 2019

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

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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California Avenue, Natrona Heights, PA 15065

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