Karen Newberrey

Karen Eleanor "Kerry" Newberrey (Panuska)

Sunday, October 13th, 1946 - Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Karen (Kerry) Eleanor Newberrey, 73, of Reisterstown, MD passed away on January 18, 2020. Born October 13, 1946 in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of the late Otto and Katherine (McKewen) Panuska

Kerry was a graduate of Eastern High School class of 1964, where she graduated with honors. She received her Associate in Science Degree from Carroll Community College in Westminster, MD and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Society. Before retiring to be a full-time mom, Kerry worked as a supervisor for Maryland Medical Labs.

She enjoyed bowling and participated in several leagues and tournaments. Kerry also volunteered as a youth bowling coach for several years. Kerry had a passion for cooking, whether it be swapping recipes or cooking large meals for a crowd, her culinary creations were always everyone’s favorite dishes. She had a great love of cats and cared for many over the years as her pets. She was also a passionate and active supporter of numerous animal rights groups and charities. Her family remembers her as a kind, caring and loving person who didn't have a mean bone in her body. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Kerry is preceded in death by her parents and son, Michael Marchant.

Kerry is survived by her three loving sons: David Newberrey of Essex, MD, Timothy M. Marchant of Parkville, MD, Daniel J. Marchant of Reisterstown, MD; grandchildren: Samantha Marchant, Ryan Hirsch and four beloved pet cats.

All services will be held privately by the family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Last Chance Animal Rescue
8500 Bennsville Rd, Waldorf, MD. 20601
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Todd Johannesen

Posted at 04:53pm
I met Kerry through Dave. She was always very nice and a sweet lady. Event though I was allergic to them, I always pet her cats. I remember she had a little sports car (Spitfire possibly) that Dave and I...borrowed, it was fast. She will always have a place in my heart. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies for her family and friends.

David Newberrey

Posted at 09:14am
What do you say about your mom in something like this, to those that knew her I really don’t have to say anything the way she lived said it all. My mom was without a doubt the sweetest and most loving person I have ever known, from the love she showed as a mother to us boys who definitely pushed her to her limits at times, to the career path she chose in the medical field and her desire to always help others, her love of animals especially cats and all the work with animal rights and charities. Throughout all the tests life had put her through from hardships to medical issues her love and desire to always be there for anyone who needed her never wavered. There are simply no words to describe how I feel without her here. I love and miss you more then words can express. I am truly heartbroken!

Frank J. Corasaniti II Posted at 11:52pm

Dave, I am so sorry for you loss of your mother, and I will keep you, as well as the family in my prayers.

Dan Marchant

Posted at 11:27am
I just remembered my mom and my song was you and me against the world, she would sing that to me and hug me . I never that I would be the one left to carry on. I love you momma

Dan Marchant

Posted at 10:18am
My mom was the sweetest, kindest person I've ever know. I was twice her size but she still thought of me as her little boy. A mother love is unconditional but I pushed those limits. For the last 14 years I've spent everyday trying to make her life great. She called me Dans and waited for me to call on my way home. When I called she was so happy to hear I was on my home, we would sit and watch tv have lunch and dinner together then watch jeopardy and the wheel of fortune. Most people see me as gruff but she knew I am a soft heart that needed her to protect me and she did. Mom I will love you forever and I hope you are with Daisy I know how much you loved and missed your little girl cat. I will see you again I promise.

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