William J. Janowski, 88 of Carlsbad, CA formerly of Belleville and Maplewood NJ passed away surrounded by his family on December 21, 2018. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at St. Peter's Church, 155 William Street, Belleville on Monday, December 31th at 10 AM followed by interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Visitation will be held at The Jacob A. Holle Funeral Home 2122 Millburn Ave, Maplewood on Sunday, December 30th from 2-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the American Heart Association 1 Union Street, Suite 301, Robbinsville, NJ 08691 (www2.heart.org). For more information or to send condolences please visit jacobhollefuneralhome.com
Bill was born in Newark and lived in Maplewood and Belleville before moving to Carlsbad, CA 5 years ago. He received his BA degree from Seton Hall University and his Master’s in Education from Columbia University. He served as a public school teacher and administrator as well as an adjunct college professor for 40 years. Additionally, he served his country in the Army National Guard as an enlisted Calvary Infantryman and then in the Army Reserves as a Civil Military Government Affairs officer.
Most importantly, Bill was a devoted and committed husband, father, grandfather, and friend.
William was predeceased by his two wives, Anita Claire Janowski and Irene Stevens Janowski. He is survived by his children William J. Janowski Jr., Claire Sill, and John Janowski and 5 grandchildren: Sarah, Megan, and Leanne Janowski; Justin and Kacey Sill.