Karen El-Bardisy, age 81, passed away Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at her home in Hood River, Ore., surrounded by family. Born in Leipzig, Germany, to the late Gerd and Anneliese Riedemann, she had resided in Elizabeth, N.J., Rahway, N.J., and Flemington, N.J., before moving to Oregon one year ago. Before her retirement, Karen and her husband were the co-owners of Winfield Deli in Elizabeth for 10 years.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Nabil El-Bardisy. Surviving are her children and their spouses: Abbas and Coleen El-Bardisy, Nadia and Edwin Laubach, and Camilia and Thomas Richardson; her grandchildren Abbas Jr., Joseph, Edwin, Layla, Amira, Anneliese and Reid; her stepmother Helga Riedemann; her brother Bernd Reidemann; and her sisters Ellen Pfeffer and Kirsten Petereit.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carmen F. Spezzi Funeral Home, 15 Cherry Lane, Parlin, N.J., with burial to follow at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery, Kenilworth, N.J. A viewing will be held Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Spezzi Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River. Visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
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