Karen M. (Wilkie) Sitty

March 21, 1945 ~ October 7, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Karen Sitty Obituary

Karen M. (Wilkie) Sitty, 78, of Pocono Summit, PA formerly of North Bergen, NJ passed away Saturday morning, October 7, 2023, at her home surrounded by her loving family. 

Born in Hoboken, NJ, March 21, 1945, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Henrietta C. (Ziegler) Wilkie. She was the beloved sister of the late Agnes McDonald and Lynn Wilkie, FL.

Karen lived in Pocono Summit for the past 24 years with her late husband Joseph F. Sitty, until his passing on October 14, 2021; along with their beloved dog Sandy. Prior to moving to the Poconos, Joseph and Karen lived in North Bergen, NJ where they had three children. Joseph F. Sitty Jr. of North Bergen, NJ and his fiancée Kathleen (Kathy) Lally, Georgette C. Stiffler of Spring Hill, FL and her husband Ronald D. Stiffler Jr., Melissa L. DeFina of Scranton PA and her husband Kyle M. DeFina.

Surviving are eight grandchildren, Christine, and husband Paul Kirkstad; Danielle, and husband Wyatt Cannon; Kimberly Stiffler; Jason P. Sitty; Kerri A. Sitty; Jessica L. Rivera; Kailey DeFina and her fiancée Lucas Knorr, and Hunter DeFina, and four great-grandchildren, Shelby, Joshua, and Piper Kirkstad, and Jayla Cannon.  Karen is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Karen was employed as a Typist for Kmart, and for the Tobyhanna Army Depot. She was a member of the Lutheran faith.  Karen enjoyed playing Bingo, crocheting, and going to the movies and theater shows.  She loved all dogs and cats, and camping; especially at Thousand Trails Scotrun Campground. Karen's favorite thing was being surrounded by her children's grandchildren and great grandchild.  Karen held no punches when sharing what was on her mind and giving life lessons to her loved ones.    

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 11 AM from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East), 669 W. Butler Drive, Sugarloaf, PA 18249. Deacon Maurice J. Cerasaro will officiate the service. Entombment will follow in Fairview Memorial Park, 111 State Rt. 435, Elmhurst, PA 18444. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning, from 10 AM until the time of the service.

Memorial donations may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospice at Lehigh Valley Health Network and addressed to: Lehigh Valley Health Network, Office of Philanthropy, P.O. Box 1883 Allentown, PA 18105. Online condolences can be entered, and more information is available at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Karen M. (Wilkie) Sitty, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Karen M. (Wilkie) Sitty?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Karen's memory.


Public Viewing
October 10, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East)
669 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222

Funeral Service
October 10, 2023

11:00 AM
Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (East)
669 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222

Graveside Service
October 10, 2023

1:00 PM
Fairview Memorial Park
111 State Rte 435 Elmhurst Township, PA 18416


© 2023 Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility