John Joseph Kwiatkowski Jr.

July 7, 1956July 19, 2018
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It is with great sadness that the family of John Joseph Kwiatkowski, Jr. announces his passing after a motorcycle accident in Hanna, UT on July, 19, 2018, at the age of 62.

John was born to John Joseph Kwiatkowski Sr. and Maria Ann Marianelli on July 7, 1956, in Wilmington, DE. He attended Delaware Technical Community College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering. John retired as a Regional Engineer from MAUSER USA after 40 years, having been with the company through its many transitions.

John was an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6456 and St. Anthony of Padua’s Senior Pals. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was fishing, relaxing in his hot tub, or traveling with his wife. John was often found participating in various public karaoke events as JK the KJ, as well as for his friends and family in his home.

John will be remembered by his wife of 40 years, Barbara, and his sons John (Matthew) and Kenneth (Tara), and his grandchildren Chasity, Hunter, and Camron. He will also be lovingly remembered by his mother Maria, and siblings Walter, Nancy (Richard), Maria (Rusty), and Louise, as well as loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, and a host of long-time friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John Sr.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, August 11th at 1 p.m., at The Knights of Columbus Hall, 2655 FM 1488, Conroe, TX, with funeral services provided by Metcalf Funeral Home. Memorial donations in memory of John can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children. A Memorial service for John is set for August 25 at Wilmington Christian School in Hockessin, DE at 10:30am.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 11, 2018

John Joseph Kwiatkowski Jr.

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Leigh Riley

August 1, 2018

When I first spoke with John and Barbara, I was greeted with a smile and a friendly welcome! I felt like an old family friend from the first moments we met. I wasn’t talking to a stranger, but a new friend!! My heart breaks for the entire family and community. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. Rest In Peace John, “twist the throttle” and if you meet and ole’ dirt biker named Kenny up there, please take a lap with him and avoid any rip rap!!
Leigh Riley, Manassas 474

David Bonham

August 1, 2018

John sure had a way of making you laugh. His sense of humor was just as great as his love for the Knights of Columbus. We shared many memories after he joined the knights. A dedicated worker; I'm sure his company appreciated his efforts as much as he enjoyed working for the knights. He knew how to take care of business and could always be counted on to do more than his fair share. We're going to miss John. He was a good friend.

Annie Daniels

August 1, 2018

One of my favorite people, we always had a great time.

Robert Gatto

July 28, 2018

Rest in peace John.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. On the train ride in Utah I heard the news in it brought tears to my eyes. Such a terrible loss. I am sending healing prayers and love from central California.

Robert Gatto
Star Chapter 212 Merced Ca.

Dave Sievewright

July 28, 2018

I was in Lehi,Utah when this tragedy happened. Stunned, with tears in my eyes, as I was told of the accident. I can't imagine the pain the family and friends are going through. I send condolences to all involved on behalf of myself and all Canadian members of Star Touring and Riding Association. R.I.P John..
Canadian National Director of STAR 😥

Larry Morgan

July 27, 2018

John even though we never met in life I feel we shared the same love. The motorcycle I sold you was my little red mistress. I called her "Robin" when Barbie told me you fell in love with her and would keep her name my heart melted. Now you ride her in heaven and I will have to wait to take that ride with you along side Robin. Gone but not Forgotten until we can ride together.

John and Paula Sandlin

July 26, 2018

We met John through Anthony Copper who also passed due to the accident. John was a very likable man and will be missed. Continued prayers for John's family.


you are loved deeply and missed


The day the 40 year adventure started,