Henry J. Karasch, II

Henry Joseph Karasch, II 1943-2020

Henry Joseph Karasch II, died July 14, 2020. He was the husband of 55 years to Linda Karasch. He is also survived by his four children, Henry III, Matthew, Adam, and Mary Lynn and his twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was born in Beaver Falls, PA in 1943. He worked as a court reporter in Superior Court, Federal Court, then transitioned to the Chester County Court House before starting his own court reporting business in West Chester, PA in 1980. Seeing the future of a computerized culture, he became the first court reporter in Chester County to transcribe using computers. His business continues today under his son, Adam’s, leadership.

He was a proud member of multiple Rotary clubs and the Knights of Columbus; and used his heart for others by working closely with the Literacy Council in both PA and NC. His kindness, joy, laughter, and desire to help will be fondly remember by all those who knew him. His favorite Bible verse was 2 Timothy 4:7, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith “.

A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating Henry’s life, will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11 AM from Saint Peter Catholic Church, 2835 Manor Road, West Brandywine, Pa. The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at the church. Interment will be private. For directions to the church, please visit www.saintpeterchurch.net

Memorial contribution may be made in the memory of Henry to the Tel Hai Care Assurance Fund, PO Box 190, Honey Brook, Pa. 19344-0190.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.thelabsfh.com

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Dear Karasch Family, It is with great sadness to learn about Henry’s passing. We met several years ago when he was starting the Men’s Spiritual Prayer Group. He will always be remembered as a faithful, gentle and prayerful man who loved his family and the Lord. With my condolences and prayers for all of you, In the peace of Christ, Dorothy Foss Parishioner at Our Lady Star of the Sea CC North Myrtle Beach, SC

~ Dorothy Foss North Myrtle Beach, Sc
7/22/2020 12:27:55 PM

Linda and family: I am so sorry for your loss. Having Henry Karasch leave us is a huge loss to the world itself. He was such a wonderful man. Funny, kind, honest, all the attributes that make a great man. I am so proud to say he was my mentor over the years. I am fortunate and blessed to have known him. He offered the love of friendship to all of his employees, friends, and their families. I hope all the joy and laughter he brought to you throughout the years brings you comfort.

~ Audrey Greco
7/22/2020 8:13:06 AM

Dear Linda, Henry gave so much to so many ~ his legacy lives on through your family and also in the hearts of countless of us who are grateful to have known him and worked with him. Truly a great man. Blessings on you and your family during this difficult time.

~ Lark Eshleman
7/21/2020 6:52:22 AM

So sorry for your loss, Linda. I am at a loss for words. Glad you have lots of family to comfort you. Take care and stay safe.

~ Denise Steffenhagen Fort Collins, CO
7/20/2020 7:21:56 PM

I knew Henry a very short time through Legion of Mary. I remember him as a kind and gentle person always so considerate of others. Please accept my prayers and sympathy for your loss. May he rest in peace. God bless.

~ Ann Sheeley
7/20/2020 3:19:48 PM

Linda, I’m so sorry to hear of Henry‘s death. He was a good man and I always enjoyed working with him. I wish you and your family the best and Henry lives on in your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

~ Hugh Gillespie
7/20/2020 8:53:38 AM

Linda and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Henry was just the nicest person you could ever meet! I so cherish the times we spent together and our trips. Henry could always make me laugh. Such a great sense of humor.. our deepest condolences.... Jim and Linda Lenertz Myrtle Beach, SC

~ Linda Lenertz
7/20/2020 6:45:48 AM

Dear Linda & family, Council 7122 of the Knights of Columbus & myself & my wife were very sad to hear of Henry's passing. We send our deepest condolences & our prayers for you & your family. Henry was an active member of the Council & our Parish. We will truly miss him. GK Fred

~ Fred & Christine Kleczkowski Little River, SC
7/19/2020 9:58:05 AM

Dear Linda and family, I’am truly saddened for your loss. Prayers are going out for all who knew Henry. Henry could always make me laugh. He had such wonderful stories about y’all’s children and the grandchildren too. He was a blessed man and will be missed by many.

~ B. Titus
7/18/2020 9:38:07 PM

Dear Linda and family, We are saddened to learn of Henry's passing. He will be remembered as a kind, caring, spiritual man who gave of himself. He will now reap the rewards of a life well-lived in God's loving arms. May he rest in peace. May God give you all strength at this difficult time. With Gods blessings, Joanne and Joe Morrone, Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, NMB, SC

~ Joanne and Joe Morrone LITTLE RIVER, SC
7/18/2020 7:37:47 PM

Dear Linda, Adam and Mary Lynn, I'm so sorry for reading Henry's Passing. He was my father even if only for 3 months, but it was memorable time with lots of fun together. Thinking of you and the whole family with love. A big hug for all of you ?? Reka

~ Reka Szabo
7/18/2020 7:34:27 PM

A great man, father and friend to all.

~ Chuck Egolf Havertown, Pa
7/18/2020 5:15:53 PM

I'll always be sorry that I did not get to know Henry better. I will, however, always remember passing him in the cafeteria or hallway and how he enjoyed himself at our dances. He always had a smile, a kind word or subtle sense of humor to share. I will miss that. My sincere condolences to you Linda and your family.

~ Maria Jakatt
7/18/2020 12:57:01 PM

Dear Linda, I am so sorry to read about Henry's Passing. He was such a devoted Catholic! Rest assured he is shinning in God's light! May God be with you and your family at this difficult time! Dorothy and Jack Bambambach

~ Dorothy Bambach N MYRTLE BCH, SC
7/18/2020 12:33:25 PM

Linda I am so very sorry for your loss. Henry was a lovely gentle man with a great sense of humor. Thinking of you and your family with much love. Fiona

~ Fiona Fry
7/18/2020 9:38:37 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Henry has been to me a great host father in faraway 1994 and I have lots of good memories with him, a man full of positive energy. A big hug to the whole family, expecially to Linda and Mary Lynn.

~ Francesca
7/18/2020 3:44:07 AM

Deepest condolences, I work with Henry who is a compassionate and funny man which is a direct reflection of a fathers influence a legacy worth having.

~ Steve Genova Honey Brook, PA
7/17/2020 3:42:06 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Henry was my sponsor into the Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club when I became a member in 2005. I knew him many years before becoming a member. Henry was very active in our Rotary district, rotary club and in the Youth exchange program. He was a great guy and will be missed.

~ Dawn drFuria
7/17/2020 2:56:58 PM

We didn't see each other often, but when we did it was memorable. I will always remember the trips we took together, Baltimore and the Caribbean cruise especially. Love you Uncle Henry, and thank you for everything.

~ Shane Fallon
7/16/2020 6:51:13 PM

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