Monday, June 6, 2011

In Memorium-Kysilka

We have had many people pass through our portal on The Coffee Klatch. One of the more memorable interviews for me were the parents who deal with medical issues, such as having children living with tracheotomies. This takes a type of fortitude that I cannot even contemplate. I have so much respect and admiration for what they go through and how they lead their lives. The guest that I spoke with was Karin Jennifer Kysilka Kincaid. She was a poster-child for what you do when you are forced into an unknown situation. You may have followed her on twitter or have even read her blog entitled "It's All Good if You Can Laugh." (I have it listed in my blogroll.) Jennifer passed away June 2 after giving birth to a healthy baby. The doctors say she died from amniotic fluid embolism. Someone who knew her wrote a lovely blog about Jennifer. Below is her obituary.

Karin Jennifer Kysilka Kincaid

Karin Jennifer Kysilka Kincaid, 38, of Vienna, VA, died unexpectedly on Thursday June 2, 2011. She was the beloved wife of Mark Andrew Kincaid and loving mother of Alexander Edward Kincaid and Brycen Matthew Kincaid; daughter of Carolyn and the late Edward Kysilka; sisters Cheryl (Jay) Yost and Lori Dell; aunts Marcy Kysilka and Gail (Jerry) Sirkin. She 

is also survived by brothers-in-law Scott (Kelli) Kincaid and Shawn Kincaid and the following nieces and nephews: Sarah and Austin Dell, Juliet, Susanna and Ricky Yost, Ashley and William Kincaid.

Karin was a graduate of Conestoga Valley High School, Penn State University and Harvard Law School. She practiced law for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, along with being an adored wife and mother. Visitation will be held at the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola, PA on Wednesday, June 8th from 7:00-9:00 P.M. and Thursday 10:00-11:00 A.M. with a service at 11 A.M. Interment will be held at Bareville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alex and Bryce Education Fund at any Bank of America.

A young life snuffed out. May God grant her family peace. Requiescat in Pace Jennifer.

Until next time,