Antoinette "Toni" Kardian

September 1, 1947November 16, 2021

Antoinette “Toni” Kardian (nee Compello), 74, beloved wife of the late Charles J. Kardian, Jr., passed away November 16, 2021 with her family by her side. She is survived by her devoted son David Patrick Kardian and his wife Kimberly, her cherished grandson Charlie R. Kardian, loving brother Joseph Compello and his wife Karol, and sister Rosella Compello. She is also survived by her dear friend Debbie Mason and other loving relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Patrick P. and Antoinette Compello (nee Colandro).

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, on Thursday December 2nd from 10-12 noon, where a memorial service will be held at 12 noon.

Donations may be made payable to: Telephone Pioneers Maryland Chapter and mailed to Diane Pazourek, 15 Glen Falls Path, Sparks, MD 21152.


2 December

Receiving of family and friends

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc.

610 W. MacPhail Rd.
Bel Air, Maryland 21014

2 December

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc.

610 W. MacPhail Rd.
Bel Air, Maryland 21014


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Jo Ann Nemec

November 29, 2021

60 years of friendship sounds like a long time. However, it seems like yesterday when I first met Toni at the bus stop on our way to Hampstead Hill Junior High School. Our backgrounds were totally different. She being a pretty little Italian full of life, and me from the south, red hair and freckles still with a trace of a southern accent. We became instant friends as we talked on the bus that day. My heart aches as I recall the memories of all the crazy and fun times we had together. Those memories will remain in my heart forever. Dear Joe, Rosella and David, words cannot describe how sorry I am for your sudden loss. I pray God will give you peace and comfort as you grieve. ❤️🙏

Laura Geiwitz

November 24, 2021

So sorry to hear of Toni passing. I attended her wedding to Charlie. Lost contact over the years and then reconnected as Covid hit. Our lunch plans put on hold. She was a wonderful person and truly loved her family, very sorry for your loss. Laura Herman Geiwitz.

Joseph Compello

November 22, 2021

Dear Toni,
This is from your big brother Joe.
You were a devout Catholic, so there is no doubt that God has made a place for you in heaven. Everyone has their own vision of what heaven is. Mine is this: God's greatest gift to the souls in heaven is that they are allowed to know and understand everything. Now you will know, even before I write it, that all week long I was thinking of the day you were born when I was five years old. It is one of my earliest memories of anything. I can still visualize sitting in the back seat of a car with Daddy. I don't remember who was driving or where we going, but I do remember very clearly Daddy saying to me, "Now you have a beautiful baby sister." I was also remembering all of the times you and I walked from the Heights to Eastern Avenue where I took music lessons and you had ballet class. You told me many times that I used to tease you and pull on your curls during that long walk. I remember how you comforted me at the hospice the night that Marian died. The living are not entitled to know God's plan. Why were you taken so abruptly? I learned from J.S. Bach in Cantata No. 106 that "God's time is always the best time." I learned how to cope with grief from a poem written over 150 years ago by Christina Rossetti, an 18 year girl:

When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.

I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Your loving brother,
There is no remorse in heaven.

Karol Compello

November 21, 2021

The broken chain.
We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly. In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone; for parts of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, your always at our side. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
(By Ron Trammer)
Until we meet again.