Kara Jean Zdanczewski, 13, passed away tragically Thursday, May 11, 2017.
She was born Feb. 17, 2004, the daughter of Stanley and Deanna Zdanczewski, and had been an Ashtabula resident for the past two years.
Kara was an incredible young lady. She loved animals and had a special interest in tiger, bats, and dinosaurs. A truly inquisitive student, she enjoyed school, especially science, math, and reading. Some of her friends in school called her superwoman for her knack of always sticking up for others when they were being bullied.
She was a country girl at heart, and loved listening to her dad's Johnny Cash CD, fishing, the outdoors, and swimming in Lake Erie. For some reason, she even loved the snow during winter. Kara also enjoyed drawing and woodworking, but will mostly be remembered for her loving nature and her desire to always help others.
Her survivors include her parents, Stan and Dee Zdanczewski; her siblings, Brea, Brandon, and Audrey; grandparents, Stanley and Mindy Zdanczewski; her niece and nephew, Sophia and Caleb; and many other family members and friends.
A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Our Lady of Peace, St. Joseph Church, 3330 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, followed by a Celebration of Life Gathering in the basement of the church from 12 Noon to 2 p.m. Rev. Raymond Thomas, Pastor will preside.
Friends and family are encouraged to wear orange in honor of Kara, since it was her favorite color.
Contributions may be made to ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula who is in charge of arrangements. www.ducro.com
Published on  May 20, 2017