Jenny Lynne Karalus of West Seneca, a University at Buffalo math major, died Monday in Roswell Park Cancer Institute. She was 18.
Born in Buffalo, Ms. Karalus was a member of Mount Mercy Academy's Class of 2006, and was enrolled in her first year at the University at Buffalo. At Mount Mercy, she was a cheerleader, participated in track, gymnastics and the Drama Club, and also tutored other students. Throughout her scholastic career she received numerous awards and scholarships.
Ms. Karalus also was a member of the Girl Scouts.
A parishioner of Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in West Seneca, Ms. Karalus was an altar server and taught religious education. She enjoyed ice skating, drawing, photography, computers and music.
Survivors include her parents, Mary Ann and Joseph R., and three sisters, Lisa Auers, Cheryl Fuller and Amy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:15 a.m. Saturday in Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca St. Prayers will be said at 9:45 in Hoy Funeral Home, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca.