Benjamin T. Karpinksi, 74, of East Hanover, passed away peacefully on February 13, 2019. Benjamin was born on December 9, 1944 in Jersey City, NJ and resided in East Hanover, NJ for many years.
He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Masters of Arts in 1969 both from Newark State University. Benjamin worked 4 years teaching at Newark Public Schools and 27 years at Chatham Township and Chatham High School. He taught US History, Modern European History Contemporary Issues Sociology, World Studies, and Law. Benjamin was a member of the NJREA. He was recognized as an “Outstanding Educator” by the University of Richmond and named to the “Whose Who Among American Teachers” (4th Edition Vol).
Benjamin actively coached football, basketball, and golf at Chatham Township High School. In his tenure as Varsity Golf Coach, he won 2 NJ State Championships, 3 District and 8 County Championships, and 12 Conference Championships.
Benjamin enjoyed many hobbies. He was a lifelong supporter of rescue dogs and proud parent to “Junior”. He was an avid fisherman and boater. He participated in target shooting and trap shooting. He was also a member of the Florham Park Pistol and Rifle Club. Benjamin was a lifelong NY Giants and NY Yankees Fan.
Benjamin was the dear son of the lates Bronislau and Helen Karpinski. Beloved husband of 52 years to Ann Marie Karpinski (Faccone). Devoted father of Tom Karpinski and his wife Ashley and Steve Karpinski and his wife Kelly. Loving grandfather to Emma, Eddie, Johnny, and Stephen Karpinski.
Visitation at the Leonardis Memorial Home 210 Ridgedale Ave. Florham Park on Friday from 4:30-8:30 pm. Funeral on Saturday assembling at 10am followed by a Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church in East Hanover at 11am. Entombment at Gate of Heaven Mausoleum in East Hanover.
In lieu of flowers the family asks you kindly donate to Cody Strong For a Cure.