Mr. William Peter Karmazyn “Pete” was born on October 27, 1928 in Hartford, Connecticut to Peter and Josephine Karmazyn from the Ukraine. He went to be with the Lord on November 7, 2020. Pete grew up on a farm in Connecticut helping his parents with many farming chores.
He was a graduate of The Hartford College of Technology. He enlisted in the US Army in January 1951 as an Airborne Infantry soldier, stationed at Fort Benning, GA. After two years in the US Army, he was released with an Honorable discharge due to an injury to his knee while participating in a night jump.
Pete went on to earn another degree in electronics from The Electronic Technology College in Wilmington Delaware, that lead to a demanding position as a foreman with Hess oil refinery in Newark NJ. In 1975 Pete was hired as an Engineer for Hoffman-La Roche in Nutley NJ, a company known for producing various vitamins. It became the first company to mass produce synthetic vitamin C. Pete ensured all systems were operating correctly.
Pete loved golf. He was a great golfer, studied the sport, and played every chance he got. He designed his own golf clubs and won many tournaments in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida, and North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his mother Josephine Karmazyn; his father Peter Karmazyn; his brother Basil “Buddy” Karmazyn; his sisters, Olga Krasnavage, Genevieve Capozzoli, Pauline Johndro and his wives, Theresa N. Karmazyn (mother of his four children), Carol Karmazyn, and Teresita Karmazyn.
He leaves behind four children, Gail M. Blackmire and her husband Frank of Jackson, NJ, Rosemary Brown and her husband Michael of Toms River, NJ, Joseph Peter Karmazyn Sr. and his wife Haroula of Linden, and William A. Karmazyn and his wife Aida of San Juan, Puerto Rico; eight grandchildren; Joseph Blackmire, Sofia Crea, Danielle Karmazyn, Nicole Karmazyn, Noel Alexander, Andrea Karmazyn, Catlin Mroz, Joseph Peter Karmazyn Jr. and 6 great grandchildren, Daniel, Roman, Ariel, Nicolas and Lucas as well as many nieces and nephews and his extended family and friends.
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