Karl A Zatorski Jr.
August 29, 1940 - April 23, 2020
Karl A Zatorski Jr., 79, of Manhattan, went to live with the Lord on April 23, 2020,
ending a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer and the COVID19 virus. He was born
to the late Karl A Zatorski Sr. and Theresa (Uhlig) Zatorski on August 29, 1940. Karl
joins his sisters in heaven: Barbara Frankel, Veronica J Zatorski, Carol Miller, and
Darlene Cafiero. He is survived by his loving partner 30 years, Anne Gichne.
He leaves behind his nephews and nieces, Timothy (Cathy) Frankel of Penacook, NH,
Thomas Frankel of Woodbury, NJ, and Dorothy Dickson of Teaneck, NJ, and Karen
Miller of Salem, SC
Karl toiled at Turrays in the Bronx where he delivered appliances. He also applied his
strength delivering furniture and household goods for Santini Moving Company through
the 60’s and 70’s. Years of moving refrigerator made his 6 foot 6 frame strong and yet
he was a gentle kind man. He spent the 80’s caring for his ailing parents. In the 1990’s
onward Karl was blessed with the care from Community Access and the friendship of his
assigned social worker, Mona or Missy as he would address her.
He was an excellent cook and made delicious holiday meals which he shared with his
Access Community neighbors. It became a favorite tradition in his building. Karl was
never one to shy away from a conversation and could talk many an aide’s or neighbor’s
ear off. He also could be in his own words, “contrary” that translates to stubborn, a
family trait. Karl lived life his way which was caring, gentle and generous.
Karl enjoyed living on his boat, boating, horse racing and playing cards. Watching the
Yankees, seeing old movies, and completing word find puzzles were his simplest
pleasures. But his greatest was spending time with Anne.
Services will be held at a later date due to the need for safety during the pandemic. Karl
will be laid to rest with his parents and Sister, Veronica at the Rosehill Cemetery, Linden
Ave, Linden, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Karl's memory to the
non-profit agency that cared and loved him for so long. The family also thanks JASA,
the hospices team from MJHS and the staff at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital for his
care and comfort.
Community Access, Inc.
17 Battery Place, Suite 1326
New York, NY 10004
Their website also offers a form to facilitate a donation. Please see https://www.communityaccess.org/
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Blair Mazzarella Funeral Home