John Lewandowski, a lifelong resident of Bayonne entered into eternal rest peacefully at home on Saturday, November 6, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
John worked as a baker for the Interbake Foods Company in Elizabeth, NJ where he remained for the next forty-four years until his retirement in 2003.
John lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and yearly family vacations to Long Beach Island where he spent relaxing times on the beach and boardwalk. He appreciated the beauty of nature and was blessed with a green thumb, which was obvious by his well-manicured plants. He was meticulous with his vegetable garden and took pride in the bountiful harvests it produced.
John will be remembered for his integrity, strong work ethic, and kindness towards others. He exemplified these core values on a daily basis with unwavering conviction. Above all else, John was a devoted family man and proud grandfather, lovingly referred to as “Poppi”. He had a unique and special bond with each one of his six grandchildren and in return they all touched and enriched his life tremendously.
Dearest son of the late John and Genevieve Lewandowski. Left to cherish his memory are his dearly beloved wife of 62 years, Barbara (Karecki) Lewandowski, his daughters, Donna Lewandowski and husband, Ross Castellano, Karen Paradine and husband, Edward, and Leslie Lewandowski, one son, John (Jack) Lewandowski and wife, Jennifer, and his adored grandchildren, Jesse and Jake Lewandowski, Kevin and Ethan Kuhl, and Casey and Landon Paradine, two brothers, Robert and James Lewandowski , and his special friend, Kevin Kuhl.
A private funeral service will be held at the Chapel of Rosehill Crematory in Linden, NJ on Wednesday, November 10th.
A memorial gathering and repast for family and close friends will take place at the home of John’s daughter, Leslie, on Wednesday, November 10, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when life is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
And bright and sunny days
I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
To dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave
When life is done