Mr. John S. Kasper, 91, died Monday, March 15, 2021 in the Trinitas Hospital – Brother Bonaventure Long Term Care Center in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Family and friends are invited to the visitation which will be held in the Kowalski Funeral Home, 515 Roselle Street, Linden on Thursday, March 18th. from 4:00-6:00PM. On Friday, March 19th. at 9:45AM, everyone will gather directly at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Linden where a funeral mass will be offered at 10:00AM. The prayers of committal will precede Mr. Kasper’s burial in the family plot in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Linden.
Mr. Kasper, the son of the late Henrietta Jaworska Kasprzyk and the late Jozef Kasprzyk, was born in Blizianka, Poland. He came to the United States in 1939 when he was nine years old. Mr. Kasper and his family lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey for many years until he purchased his own home in Union, New Jersey in 1975.
Mr. Kasper was a technician for forty-five years, working for various local companies in the manufacturing industry, including General Motors in Linden, until he retired in 2005.
Mr. Kasper proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during both the Korean War and then during peacetime in the Vietnam era. He was honorably discharged with a rank of Private First Class
Mr. Kasper was a craftsman, who also loved to tinker. He was known for building models of ships and other objects. They were so beautiful and so detailed that some were kept in glass cases to admire and protect. Mr. Kasper was a Mr. fix-it. He loved to take machines of all sorts, especially antiquated ones, and work on them, taking them apart & putting them back together, so the machines would be working like a well-oiled clock. Mr. Kasper’s knowledge extended to anything about science, as well as astronomy. He loved to read books and magazines on all these subjects and he would share them with his family members, who had likeminded interests.
Predeceased by his brother, Edward Kasprzyk in 2013, Mr. Kasper is survived by his cousin, Anna Sikora; his second cousin, Bonnie Berdej and her family and good friends and neighbors.
As per the regulations imposed through the State of New Jersey, there will now be a maximum of one hundred and fifty people allowed in the funeral home and the church at one time and face protection is required. We thank you for your understanding during this time of transition.
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