Gary W. Karpinski, 46


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Gary W. Karpinski of Bayonne passed away at the age of 46 on Friday May 31, 2013 at his father’s residence in Somerset. Born in Bayonne, Gary had lived in Edison and Verona before returning to Bayonne five years ago. He was a self-employed commodities trader. Gary, an avid Yankees fan, played drums for the Saints Drum and Bugle Corps. of Fords/Edison, the Bayonne Bridgeman Drum and Bugle Corps, and the New York Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps. of New York City. He was one of the founders of the Bayonne Bridgeman Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps.

Gary is predeceased by his mother Arlene (nee Sorrentino) Karpinski. He is survived by his four children, Alex, Jessica, Rebecca and David Karpinski; his former spouse Robin; his father Walter J. Karpinski and his wife Sally; his sister Joanne Sotirhos and her husband Andy. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at the Dzikowski, Pierce & Levis Funeral Home, 24 East 19th Street, Bayonne on Sunday from 7 – 9 pm and Monday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Saint Matthias RC Church, 168 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Somerset. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, 899 Lincoln Ave, Piscataway. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to the Karpinski Children Scholarship Fund (address to follow) Please leave condolence messages here.Gary-Karpinski

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  1. i am from ELKS lodge #782 i didn’ know Gary very well but he was a great musician when we were at wildwood, and my thought and prayers are with all the family. sincerely deb bassetti


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