Karin Lohwasser
June 28, 1926 - July 6, 2020
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Joseph J. Smith Funeral Home
692 U.S. Route 6
Mahopac, NY 10541
845-621-1992 | Map
Friday 7/10, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Visitation Guidelines:

-The health and safety of our guests is of the utmost importance.

-Visitors must wear a face covering.

-Visitors must practice social distancing inside and outside the funeral home.

-Be aware that we have occupancy restrictions and you may have to remain outside the funeral home, socially distanced at all times.

Thank you for your assistance and patience.


Private interment of cremains will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in her name to:


St. Joseph's Church
95 Plum Brook Rd.
Somers, NY 10589
Saturday 7/11, 10:00 am

Karin Lohwasser died peacefully July 6, 2020. She was 94. Karin was born in Munich Germany to Katherina Ehrlich, raised with love by the Buchner family in Gmund am Tegernsee. During WWII she was conscripted into the Luftwaffe on the border of Hungary as a ground pilot and her stories of perseverance and survival she…

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Markus Fischbacher left a message on July 14, 2020:
My deepest felt condolences Joe, Joe Jr., Patty. I will remember her from the good times visiting Stratton Mountain or her femous parties with a lot of Kuchen and Torten.
Jacqueline Anne Mora left a message on July 11, 2020:
Dear Joe and family, I am very sorry for your loss. I will always remember how welcome your mom made me and my family feel at your home. Karin was the perfect hostess, making sure that we always had plenty of her amazing food, and how can we forget those delicious Christmas cookies? Alway full of energy and warmth, she will forever remain in our hearts. With my deepest sympathy, Jacqueline
Rosalie left a message on July 9, 2020:
Joe, My deepest condolences to you, your dad and family. Sending you my prayers and strength as you go through this difficult time.
Rolf Kuhn left a message on July 9, 2020:
Our deepest condolences from Rolf and Rosmarie, and the entire Kuhn Family
Grace K Mora left a message on July 9, 2020:
My deepest heart felt condolences Joe Sr., Joe, Patty, Ron, Alek, Adam My memories of Karin will always be of an energetic woman who loved her husband, family and friends. She enjoyed life to the fullest. Her warmth and hospitality to my mom, Jackie and I will forever be remembered. My fondest memories include her joy at treating those she loved to her famous homemade European Christmas cookies, her eight course German dinners and her delicious home made tortes and strudel. That is how she showed her love and it made her and all happy. Forever in our hearts. Grace
Richard B Begelfer left a message on July 9, 2020:
Joe, I'm saddened to hear of your Mother's passing. She was always so kind and welcoming to me. Her picture brings it all back, especially her smile and laugh as she poked fun at me for my picky eating habits at her table so many years ago. Fond memories like these keep special people like your Mom with us long after they pass. Please give your Dad and Sister a warm hug for me. Your Brother, Rich
Loriana Ferrari-lombardi left a message on July 9, 2020:
Our condolences to the family. Love the Lombardi family
Joseph J. Smith left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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