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George B. Karabin

December 24, 1947 — November 20, 2015

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

Monday, November 23, 2015
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

from 2:30 - 8:30 PM

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Cedar Lawn Crematory

McLean Blvd & Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

will be private

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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