Christina Ann "Christine" Karabinos (Winkel)


KARABINOS Christina "Christine" Ann Karabinos, passed away suddenly while visiting family in Florida on March 7, 2005. Christine is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Rita Winkel. Christine is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Edward Francis, and her two sons; the lights of her life, Brian Edward and Matthew Henry. Christine is also survived by her father, Gerald Winkel; her sisters, Jeannie Koerner, Patricia (Paul) Baehr, Geraldine Lattimer, Linda (Dan) Ratusz; brothers, Thomas (Marcy) and John (Carole). Christine was born November 11, 1957 in Columbus, Ohio, where she spent her youth, graduating from Upper Arlington High School in 1975 and later becoming a licensed esthetician. Christine and Ed moved the family to Sacramento, California in 1990 to open the Stanley Steemer franchise that Ed still owns and operates.Christine, a resident of El Dorado Hills for the last 9 years, loved entertaining and spending time with her friends and neighbors. Christine also enjoyed home decorating projects, gardening, as well as time on the course with her regular golfing girlfriends. As much as Christine enjoyed her hobbies, she derived the greatest joy from the true passion of her life: her family, who she affectionately referred to as "my people." Christine showed her love and fierce devotion to her sons in many ways; from cheering them on at Little League games, to gliding down the ski slopes alongside them, or collecting and organizing college information. Friends may call Friday, March 11, 2005, at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME, 1177 W. 5th Avenue, from 4-8 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2005 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, 1860 Northam Road, Columbus, Ohio. Fr. David Young, Celebrant. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio. Condolences may be sent via