Obituary of Karen L. Banic, Hubbard, Ohio

HUBBARD, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Karen L. Banic, 74, of Hubbard, died surrounded by her family on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at the Cleveland Clinic.

Karen was born on December 16, 1947 in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Robert H. and Mary Frances Williams Steele.

Karen was an assembler with Packard Electric, retiring in 1998 after 31 years of service.

Karen’s life was centered on helping others and loving her family. She showed this love by cooking fabulous dinners, baking (especially her Christmas cookies) and crocheting afghans and scarves. She loved the outdoors and often went camping, teaching her children and grandchildren her camping skills.

She was a life member of the NRA.

Karen enjoyed reading novels and also traveling to visit family members and her favorite destination, the beach.

She prayed daily for so many people and she lived her faith every day as a true example of a disciple of Christ. She was a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Youngstown.

Her husband Benjamin M. Banic, whom she married on March 12, 1965, died on August 6, 1977.

She will be fondly remembered by her family; his daughter, Laura A. (Geno) Capone and son Michael D. (Tina) Banic both of Hubbard and his grandchildren, Nicholas (Courtney) Capone and Emily Capone and his great-grandson, Benedetto; his sister, Francie Johnson of Hubbard and many other family members and friends.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband and brothers William Steele and Richard Steele and her brother-in-law, Dana Johnson.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stewart-Kyle Funeral Home.

A Christian burial mass will be celebrated with Reverend Mgr. Michael J. Cariglio officiating at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2022 with pre-mass roll call times of 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica 343 Via Mount Carmel in Youngstown

Karen will be buried in Hubbard Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family and friends are invited to visit the funeral home’s website at to share their memories and condolences.

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A television tribute will air Monday, July 18 at the following approximate times: 7:10 a.m. on FOX, 12:22 p.m. on WKBN, 5:08 p.m. on MyYTV, and 7:27 p.m. on WYTV.

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