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George B. Karabin

George B. Karabin, age 67, of Bergenfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loved ones on November 20, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife Dottie of 46 years. Devoted father to Jeffery and his wife Ann, Danielle, and Alyson. Cherished brother to Judy Hamilton, Marianne (Steve) Hnatko, and Donny (Ruth) Karabin. Adored brother-in-law to Cosmo and Lidia DeSteno, and Thomas and Joan DeSteno. Also survived by many loving aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews. George is predeceased by his parents George and Rose Karabin. George was a graduate of Weehawken High School and St. Peter's College. All his life, he was a dedicated and hardworking business executive. Most recently, George was a Vice President and Program Manager for the Xerox Corporation in their EZPass Division and was Director of EZPass for the State of New York. He was truly admired and respected by his fellow colleagues. George was a faithful community servant in the town of Bergenfield, focusing his attention mainly to enriching the lives of the town's youth. He worked with the PAL Organization as an umpire, coach, and director of the soccer program, creating the town's first indoor soccer program. He was an avid fundraiser for this organization and his tireless efforts crated many opportunities for the town's youth to participate in recreational sports. He was a member of Bergenfield High School's Football and Cheerleader Parents Association as well as Co-Chairman for several Project Graduation parties. George was an avid politician involved in many campaigns on the local, state, and national levels. In 1988, he was proudly elected to Bergenfield's town council where he was honored to serve as Councilman. During his term, he was also a passionate supporter of the Fire Department, serving as Fire Commissioner, and was instrumental in establishing Bergenfield's Fire Training Center. In recent years, George enjoyed vacationing with his wife and family at their beach home in Sarasota, Florida, and visiting casinos in Pennsylvania. He was a faithful parishioner of St. John the Evangelist RC Church. George fought a courageous 2 year battle with pancreatic cancer and during this short time worked to raise over $20, 000 to support the Lustgarten Foundation. The family of George Karabin would like to thank the entire medical team and staff of HOPE of Englewood Hospital and the Infusion Center who treated and cared for their "Uncle George" with dignity, compassion, and love. Visiting on Monday from 2:30 to 8:30 PM at Riewerts Memorial Home, 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield. All will gather at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10 AM for the Funeral Mass at St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church, Bergenfield at 11 AM. Cremation will be private.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

Previous Events

visitation
Monday, November 23, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2:30 - 8:30 PM

cemetery
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Cedar Lawn Crematory

McLean Blvd & Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

will be private

service
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
St. John the Evangelist R.C. Church

29 No. Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

All will meet at the funeral home at 10 AM for the Funeral Mass at 11 AM


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Guestbook

We were taken back by the lose of such a wonderful man. He was always good with the kids on the playing field and i'am sure will be missed by all. We are sorry for not being able to attend to show our respects. We now live down the shore area and only heard of this loose. My prays to the family to get through this awful time. I'am sure St. Peter opened the gate wide for George. Regards Linda and Peter Pantaleo.

Linda pantaleo Dec 1 2015 12:00 AM

I am truly saddened by Georges passing, Bergenfield was a better place because of George. My condolences to Dottie and their children. May he rest in peace. God bless all of you.

Leo Tully Nov 25 2015 12:00 AM

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. George was one of the nicest guys I have ever worked with. He always put a smile on my face. Heaven truly gained another angel. May your family find peace during this sad time. Rest in the Sweetest Peace George!

Jennifer Kain Nov 24 2015 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Karabin family. Rest in peace George. Madeleine Batlle Transportation Corridor Agencies, CA

Madeleine Batlle Nov 24 2015 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences. I am truly sorry for your loss. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. Tanya Y. Tanner-Hoover Superior Workforce Solutions

Tanya Tanner-Hoover Nov 24 2015 12:00 AM

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Karabin family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Kelli Milton Xerox - EZPass

kelli milton Nov 24 2015 12:00 AM

We will miss George . All your friends from ATOS Clem Bowen ATOS

Clem Bowen Nov 23 2015 12:00 AM

To Danielle and family My deepest condolences are with you all as you figure out how to get through these next few days. I have been where you are and can truly feel your heartache. You are such a close, beautiful family. Lean on each other and know that as time goes on you'll figure out how to adjust. You'll feel his love forever and he will always be with you. Many prayers for Gods peace and grace. All our love, Nancy, Brian, Kyle & Jared Haag

Nancy Haag Nov 22 2015 12:00 AM

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