Peter Jaworski

Peter Jaworski


Peter Charles Jaworski, 67, of Ancram, NY passed away peacefully on July 1, 2013 while vacationing with his family to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. 

Peter was born on September 5, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of the late M. John and Victoria Jaworski, ( nee Fremer).  In 1966, Peter graduated from Saint Francis College in Brooklyn with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy.  A lifelong middle school teacher, Peter began his teaching career in 1967 at Our Lady of Angels School in Brooklyn. In 1970, he moved upstate to Ancram and taught 7th and 8th grade science at Searles Middle School in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for 35 years.  Peter touched the lives of many students at Searles, many of whom later entered into a science-related profession.

In 2005, he retired to his country home in Ancram.

A lifelong licensed amateur radio operator who held the call sign KW2D, Peter was an active member of the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society.

Peter was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Regina A. Jaworski (Ryczek); and his brother Thomas P. Jaworski of Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Peter is survived by his twin brother, Brother Simon Jaworski, OSF, of Centerport, NY and by his three sons, Peter S. Jaworski (Janet) of Fairfax, VA, Matthew J. Jaworski (Kelley) of Troy, NY and Charles J. Jaworski (Michell) of Rock Hill, SC. He was the proud grandfather of Emily, Sophia, and William.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Copake Falls, New York.  Private internment will take place at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to the Community Hospice of Columbia-Greene Counties, 47 Liberty St. Catskill, NY 12414.

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  1. Boyd Jones

    to the Jaworski family,

    Wanted you to know how sad I was when I heard of Mr. Jaworski’s passing. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jaworski a few times and he was such a good man , part of a good family, and someone who certainly raised a great son in Chuck. Wishing you all strength during this difficult time and peace and I know he gave all of you many wonderful memories that will stand the test of time. Love this family!

  2. Marc Gonzalez and Denise Nelson

    We were saddened and shocked to learn of Peters death. We remember him as a vibrant man with a larger than life personality and a generous heart; he will live on through the wonderful family that he raised and through the many students that he had the opportunity to teach. We will continue to keep the Jaworski Family in our prayers.
    Marc and Denise

  3. Brenda Wells Dumont

    I will always remember Mr. Jaworski he was one of only a few teachers that I loved. Being in his class was always interesting and full of excitement. I will never forget one day in class when he was in the middle of a class. One of the students yawned and Mr. Jaworski saw him and asked him if he was boring! The student said no of course not ( we all loved his classes) then Mr. Jaworski spent the rest of the class telling us why we yawn and what happens to the body to make it yawn. I will never forget his explanation and have asked the very same question to many people through life and proudly explained why they yawn! Thank you for sharing all your talents with us! You will be very missed by everyone who ever had the privilege of being with you!

  4. Carl Roby

    I miss Pete operating high speed cw at Field Day.It was a pleasure listening to him operate 55-60 words per minute.Our condolences.

  5. Jack Spencer

    What an honor it was to be at Searles in the 1980’s with that special staff that loved working with middle schools students.Jaws was a vital force and personality in that group.He had a twinkle in his eye,a wicked sense of irony,and a large and kind heart. I liked him. Jack Spencer

  6. Mike Alecksynas

    To the Jaworski Family:

    As President of the Rip Van Winkle Amateur Radio Society I would like to send my condolences to the Jaworski Family. Back in 1989 Pete was my instructor for getting my Ham Radio ticket. He made things fun to learn the hobby. Also, if I remember right I believe Charlie was in the class as well.Over the years I have seen Pete at different Hamfest and was always so pleasant to talk too.He will be missed!!!

    Mike Alecksynas N2JVE
    President R.V.W.A.R.S.

  7. john & ann Proctor

    Jaworski family you have our deepest condolence on the loss of your dad & brother. He was a wonderful man. He will surely be misses.

  8. Jane Boardman

    Br. Simon and all of the family, please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time! Such fond memories of Pete joing Br. Simon at St. Peters School & the students amazed how much the 2 sounded and looked alike. He was very Blessed to have such a wonderful loving family!
    Fondly, Jane and the family

  9. don schneyer

    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Peter. I started with “jaws” at Searles and we both retired the same year. I did many inclusion classes with him. Peter a wonderful science and I was a special ed teacher. We ate lunch together, listened to classical music and of course had the weather channel on all the time. Kids loved Peter and especially enjoyed coming into his classroom, it was truely unique. Every area of that room had something on it and less not forget the electronics. Peter was a great friend and a wonderful teacher who was loved by all. I will truely miss my good friend. Don Schneyer

  10. Tom and Diane Hatch

    We both worked with Pete at Searles, he was a special man. There are many happy memories of our time with him. There can be no greater accolade from us than both our children said he was their favorite middle school teacher. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

    Tom and Diane Hatch

  11. Tom Carr

    Matt & The Jaworkski Family,

    My deepest sympathies and condolences to you on your loss. I know Matt as a great father and I know this is a reflection of his upbringing. Please know that the Carr family is thinking of you.

  12. Mary Berle

    I’m sorry to hear Mr. Jaworksi has passed. I was a student in his seventh grade science class in 1977 and still remember him and the class vividly. His infectious enthusiasm, passion for ham radio and the weather, and for telling stories inspired all of us to engage and think. He constantly posed questions about big ideas. The class was lively, fun, quite unpredictable, and made me want to become a teacher too.

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