ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. Karen Reddinger Cruz, 46, passed away Oct. 12, 2012, at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg.
Karen was born Aug. 25, 1966, in Youngstown, the daughter of Richard and Gail (Bundy) Reddinger.
Karen was a graduate of Liberty High School and attended Kent State University. Karen was a member of the Church Hill United Methodist Church in Liberty Township. She was a dedicated manager for Riverstone Residential Group at Bay Isle Key Apartments.
Karen was an amazing women, mother, daughter, sister and friend. Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Karen knows how talented, inspiring, intelligent and compassionate she was each and every day. Her beautiful children, Josh and Amanda, were the light of her life. They were everything to Karen, and everything she did in life was done with their best interest in mind.
Besides her children, she leaves her parents, Richard Reddinger of The Villages, Fla. and Gail Bundy Reddinger of St. Petersburg; her brothers, Brian and David Reddinger of Girard; her nephews, Jacob and Michael (Danielle Regula) Reddinger and their daughter, Aubree of Girard; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Karens family will receive family and friends on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the evening at the Churchill United Methodist Church, where there will be a funeral service following the calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Karen Cruz Memorial Fund at http://gofundme.com/1c3his.