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Obituary of Karen Louise Trower
Karen Louise Trower (nee Donaldson) passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at her home in Irvington, New Jersey. Karen was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 15, 1958. She attended Philadelphia Public Schools and Atlantic City Parochial Schools. She was a graduate of Holy Spirit High School class of 1975. She attended Kean College of New Jersey, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Economics.
After college Karen resided in Edison, New Jersey, where she met and later married her husband, William on April 23, 1999. Karen was previously employed as a financial manager at Allegacy Federal Credit Union in East Hanover, New Jersey. She later went on to become an entrepreneur, starting her own business, Homes Clean Homes LLC, in Irvington, New Jersey. Karen became a proud member of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated in 1978, at Kean College of New Jersey. Karen was #5 on her line, "The 6 Wacky Misfits". Her dedication, wit, intellect and intelligence propelled her to become the National Treasurer, and the National Undergraduate Officer. She served as Dean of Pledgees, and later became the first chairperson of the Finance Committee for the Board of Directors. Karen was currently an active member of the Imani Kuumba Graduate New Jersey's Chapter of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated. She was a Charter Member, and also held the office of Treasurer. Karen is and will always be a Lifetime Member of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship Incorporated. Karen also loved spending time with her family, all of whom will miss her dearly.
Karen is predeceased by: her mother, Stella Mae Hatch, and maternal grandfather, Donald Donaldson.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her loving husband, William of Irvington, New Jersey; grandmother, Mary Nichols; great aunt, Hortence Worthy; aunts, Marie Bateman (who helped raise her) and Florence Hyman all of Atlantic City; sisters, Gina (John) of Williamstown, New Jersey and Davida (Howard) of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; brother, Michael of York Pennsylvania; Nephews, Michael Jr, Donte, Jarrett and Amar; great nephew, Jaden; great nieces, Iyla and Dezi; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be Noon Monday, December 17, 2018, at Union Baptist Temple, Pennsylvania and Drexel Avenues, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 10AM. Interment Egg Harbor City Cemetery, Egg Harbor City.
Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., Atlantic City, where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com