Siegel, Karen C., - 79, of Punta Gorda, FL, and formerly of Linwood, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 30, 2017, surrounded by her family. Raised in Sioux City, IA, Karen was a graduate of Stanford and Columbia Universities. In her professional life, she was an audiologist working with several medical practices in Southern NJ. In retirement she and her husband, Robert, enjoyed extended sailing trips on their boat, Panacea, and traveling throughout the country to enjoy the company of family and lifelong friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Robert H Siegel, and is survived by her son, Edward (Amy) Siegel and two grandchildren, Aidan and Cameron Siegel, all of Annapolis, MD. In addition, Karen leaves behind a large extended family and many, many great friends. In lieu of flowers it is suggested that a donation be made in her memory to the National Kidney Foundation, www.kidney.org. A graveside service was held on Sunday, January 7th at 11:00am at the Mount Judah Cemetery in Ridgewood, NY.