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John E. Karl Jr.

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John E. Karl Jr.

AGE: 81 • Brick

John E. Karl Jr., age 81 of Brick, passed away Sunday December 4, 2016. Born in Plainfield, he had resided in Piscataway before moving to Brick 15 years ago. Before his retirement, John was an insurance salesman for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for many years. He was a US Marine Corp Veteran and a member of the Lions Head South. John was a proud Troop Leader of Troop 67 Boy Scouts in Piscataway. He was an avid fisherman and golfer and loved going to Atlantic City.

He is predeceased by his son Thomas Karl and his granddaughter Angela Bongiovi. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, the former Ethel Zabczyk, his daughter and son in law Patricia and Dominick Bongiovi of South River, his daughter in law Emily Karl of Brick, his grandchildren Dominick Bongiovi and his wife Caitlin Yesis of Point Pleasant, Amanda Bongiovi of South River, and Rebecca and Matthew Karl of Brick.

Funeral services will be Thursday 8pm at the Maliszewski Funeral Home 218 Whitehead Ave South River, with a private cremation to follow. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Thursday from 6pm to 9pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in John's name be made to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001. Letters of condolence, completed arrangements and directions can be found at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 6, 2016
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