Obituary: John Matthew Karbowicz

John Matthew Karbowicz

OXFORD — John Matthew “Jack” Karbowicz, 77, of Oxford, he was the loving companion for many years to Madeline Opper, entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 at Griffin Hospital in Derby. He was born in Waterbury on Dec. 29, 1941, beloved son of the late Matthew and Felicia Mayeran Karbowicz.

Jack was a graduate of Naugatuck High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army as a member of Co. “C”, 382nd MP BN. He was a self-employed general contractor and home builder for many years who also was a limo driver for Hoyt’s Livery Service. Jack enjoyed spending time and playing cards with his card club, going to classic car shows and watching UConn basketball. He loved the casino, watching Jeopardy and doing crossword puzzles. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and many friends. Jack will be sadly missed by all, but will remain forever in our hearts.

His loving family includes his daughter, Lynn Corcoran and her husband, Kevin; his sons, David Opper and his wife, Barbara, and Darren Opper and his wife, Elizabeth; his grandchildren, Ray, Abby, Kevin, Ryan, Austin, Shane, Kylee, Jayden, David and Devin; his great-grandchildren, Miles and Chance; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was predeceased by his daughter, Cheryl Hassenfiedlt; his son, John Matthew Karbowicz, Jr.; his first wife, Jeanne Karbowicz; his sister, Carolyn; and his brother, Robert.

A Memorial Service in Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 12 p.m. at the Miller-Ward Funeral Home, 260 Bank St. (Route 67, across from Klarides Village), Seymour. Friends and relatives may visit with the family prior to the service starting at 11 a.m. All of services are private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jack may be made to The ALS Association or to the Spooner House, both through the funeral home.

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