Leonard S. Japowicz

Passed away on September 06, 2015
Leonard S. Japowicz, of North Chatham, Massachusetts died at home while surrounded by his beloved family on September 6th, 2015. Born in Paramus NJ in 1935 to Helen and Leon Japowicz. He attended Ridgewood High School and then went on to serve in the US Army, he graduated from Fairleigh Dickerson University. He retired from Pfizer Pharmaceuticals as Vice President of Manufacturing , after nearly 44 years of service. Leonard was an active member of his community in Morrisplains NJ. Some of his activities included many years in the United Way, Boy Scouts, Little League, and supporter of Bailey Ellard Catholic High School. He was a long time and active parishioners of St. Virgil's Church in Morrisplains NJ and of Holy Redeemer Church here in Chatham MA.He was the loving husband of Eva (Fleckenstein) Japowicz for 58 wonderful years. He leaves behind one son: Leon Japowicz of Chatham, four daughters: Mary Japowicz Sheedy of Norwell MA, Eva Gratton of Londonderry NH, Jennifer Pappalardo of Chatham MA, and Theresa Reinwald of Chatham MA. He had 8 adoring grand children: Ashley Shaffer, Kayla Gratton, Theresa Gratton, Ella Shaffer, Catherin Sheedy, Leonard Gratton, James "Gunnar" Reinwald, and Elizabeth Sheedy. He also leaves behind three adoring sisters Sabina & Ed Weglarz, Kristina & Leo Landers, and Joan & Vince Melluse.Len enjoyed deep sea fishing, golfing, gardening and boating with his three son-in-laws, Peter Gratton, Paul Sheedy and John Pappalardo.Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at Nickerson Funeral Home in Chatham on Thursday September 10th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday September 11th, 2015 at Holy Redeemer Church, located on Highland Ave, Chatham MA 02633 at 11:00 AM. Memorial Donations may be made to Catholic Charities in lieu of flowers.For online condolences please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com