Karen A. Delcoure


Karen A. Delcoure 67, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 with her loving husband and daughter by her side, after a courageous fight with Glioblastoma for the past five months. She was born in Geneva, NY on June 28, 1954 to Francis and Margaret Kalwa. A graduate of Ballston Spa High School, she received her Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University.

Karen was a pharmacist at Albany Medical Center for 27 years and later at Walgreens and Saratoga Hospital retiring in 2014. She enjoyed playing tennis, swimming, golfing, biking, and participated in many triathlons. Pickle ball was her favorite sport and she played regularly with her pickle ball besties. She went to many girls night out with her Ballston Spa Classmates and kept in contact with her pharmacy co-workers.

Karen was always ready for a new adventure and every year her and her daughter visited Sanibel Island in Florida. Karen and her daughter were best friends and had a very strong beautiful relationship and bond. Together they traveled to many places seeking new experiences and creating amazing memories. Karen and her husband were frequent visitors to The Villages in Florida where they played many rounds of golf together. She treasured her family and friends and all the memories they shared together.

She was predeceased by her parents. Karen is survived by her husband Edward and their daughter Bridget; her sister Kathleen Kalwa and her husband Frank Preda; and her beloved 14 year old dog Butterball.

Relatives and friends are invited to calling hours on Wednesday, December 1 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10am on Thursday, December 2 at Corpus Christi Church, 2001 Route 9, Round Lake. Burial will follow in Jonesville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Karen may be made to the Glioblastoma Foundation, PO Box 62066, Durham, NC 27715 or Community Hospice Foundation, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.

Guest Book

Robert & Barbara Woodruff

Karen will be dearly missed. Her warm smile and inviting personality drew people in. We went to HS together and I would see her at the class girls dinners. Prayers for Gods peace and comfort.
Condolences to your family.

Marie-Josee LeFevre

Dear Bridget, Ed and family.

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day,
Unseen, Unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

With deepest sympathy and love,

Jacqueline, Marie, Rene and Tamarra LeFevre

Joan Bush

So sorry for your families loss. Bridget your mother raised a wonderful daughter. Your love is her greatest legacy.

Pamela Ryan

Bridget,
I did not know your mom but it is very easy to see what she passed to you! I am sorry that you have lost your mom so young but it looks like you made every day an opportunity for love and joy.
I wish you the best.
Love,
Pamela

Tony DiPalma

My tears are flowing to the heavens with hopes that Karen will see them and remember the donuts we would eat after Pickleball games and tournaments. This good person will be missed. Strength to the family.

Joanne Gamello and Rosie Heintz

Sorry for the loss if your mom our love and prayers are with you and family

David and Janice Fanara

Karen was an incredible person here on earth and is an incredible soul who lived her human life to the fullest! Her kind and generous heart will live in each of us that she touched and many of us very deeply ♥️ Always with an embrace and knowing you are always welcomed! My heart is broken for my sweet Bridget and my Uncle Ed who have had to say good bye to early. May God stay close to you now at this greatest time of sorrow. Hold my uncle and niece close and help them feel your love even more deeply now. Always in my memory your pool parties in the yard, especially Ed’s birthday with dancing and role play! All designed by Karen to make it fun and special in a unique way as she always did! How she always made plenty of time for a swim with the children and arrange some fun game for them! The adventurous whitewater rafting trip we took and how you told my soon to be husband that he had better do the right thing as I was a special and dearly loved family member. Grateful for a bit of time recently to tell you I how much I love you. And further, that you are now an Angel to guide us on the rest of our journey. May each memory help to hug us when we feel sad and miss you - and a gentle wind lead you into the arms of God.

Rt Rev Bridget Wilson Hall

Sending you, your dad and the rest of your family so much love. I will continue to pray for all who grieve. I know this is a long long process and we never truly recover, especially after losing your mum. Please be gentle on yourselves and allow the feelings of grief to come as they will but try to end the happy memories when you can. I know your mum will rest in peace
Bridget

Joanne French

Love and strength to you both

Teresa Wuerdeman

Bridget and Ed, I am looking at the turtle she brought back to her Pickleball besties on your last trip to Sanibel. She was a wonderful woman I was privileged to call my friend.❤️

William Delcoure

Sincere Sympathies to Ed and Bridget and all of Karen’s family. Karen enjoyed life. Some of my fondest memories are of her, me and Ed playing golf in the Villages.