OBITUARY

John Aramowicz

May 25, 1940February 15, 2021
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John Aramowicz, 80, passed away surrounded by his family on February 15, 2021. John Aramowicz was a dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, teacher, coach, friend to everyone he met, and loving husband to his wife, Bonnie, for 57 years.

John was the dad who road bikes, drove carpools, gave golf cart rides, and watched endless gymnastics practice and recitals. He was the grandpa who dug mud holes, built pillow forts, played tirelessly in the yard, and eagerly attended innumerable soccer games and cross-country meets. He was the great grandpa who played dress-up, drew pictures with sidewall chalk, and chased the great-grandkids through CMOE to their great delight. He was the teacher who made learning science fun and interesting for hundreds of Bosse and Reitz high school students – once by actually “shooting” projectiles off the Reitz High School roof! He was the coach who played basketball, baseball, football and golf and then used his experience, skill and patience to help others develop and improve.

He was the friend who helped you move, gave you free golf tips, made you laugh when you were having a bad day, and made you feel like you were a better person for having him in your life. He was the husband who always washed the dishes and vacuumed -- obsessively! – yet also never forgot to show his love and affection for the woman he loved so dearly. John Aramowicz was a patient, compassionate, selfless, joyful man who gave every ounce of his boundless energy to those around him until the very last, and we are deeply thankful for the impact he made on all our lives. He will be greatly missed. John was born May 25, 1940. He was a graduate of Reitz High School (1958), the University of Evansville and the University of Iowa. He started his teaching career in the Chicago area, then returned to Evansville where he taught at Bosse High School and Reitz High School, where he ultimately retired in 1998.

John is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie; daughters Shari Thread and Traci Robinson; brother Gerald (Cindy) Aramowicz; grandsons Brandon (Jaclyn) Thread, Tyler Thread and Izaac Robinson; two great-grandchildren, Gideon and Georgia Thread; and sister-in-law Garland Aramowicz.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Alice Aramowicz; brothers Phillip and Joe Edward Aramowicz.

The family would like to thank the staff of Solarbron Pointe, Deaconess Home Hospice and the Linda E. White Hospice House for their loving care and support.

A funeral service will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, February, 19, 2021 at Alexander West Chapel with live streaming at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA. Friends may visit 4:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Children’s Museum of Evansville where he spent countless hours with his great grandchildren, and also The Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Bonnie Aramowicz, Wife
  • Shari Thread, Daughter
  • Traci Robinson, Daughter
  • Gerald Aramowicz (Cindy), Brother
  • Brandon Thread (Jaclyn), Grandson
  • Tyler Thread, Grandson
  • Izaac Robinson, Grandson
  • Gideon Thread, Great Grandchild
  • Georgia Thread, Great Grandchild
  • Garland Aramowicz, Sister-in-law

Services

  • Visitation at Alexander West Chapel

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • A funeral service will be held at Alexander West Chapel

    Friday, February 19, 2021

  • The Funeral Service will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/FuneralStreamUSA

    Friday, February 19, 2021

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Mike and Nancy Hill

February 19, 2021

We were so fortunate to meet John and Bonnie when we all worked together at School District 218 in Oak Lawn, Illinois. We became such good friends. John was a member of our wedding party. We have so many fond memories of playing bridge, marbles and just sharing time together. John made the world a better place and we were blessed to know him. Although we will not be with Bonnie at this difficult time, we send our love to her and family. May he rest in peace.

Connie and J Schnarre

February 19, 2021

Bonnie,

You and John were the best neighbors we have ever had. You and your daughters are in our prayers.

Connie and J

Delores Hedeman

February 19, 2021

I am sorry for your loss Bonnie. Be grateful for many years of happy memories. Hope you are well

Nicholas Rhoades

February 18, 2021

I can't tell you how many times I remained after physics class talking to Mr. Aramowicz talking about black holes, quantum mechanics, and other topics and books he sent me off to read. He even allowed me to do an independent study in physics so I could make the rest of my schedule work. He was a high point of my time at Reitz.

Heather Osborn (Cain)

February 18, 2021

Mr. Aramowicz was my Physics teacher at Reitz High School. He was the nicest, most patient man and one of my favorite teachers in school. My deepest condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
Heather Osborn Cain (Reitz class of 1995)

Peggy Tuley

February 18, 2021

John Aramowicz was my homeroom teacher at Bosse High School from 1972-1976 (almost 45-49 years ago) and I still remember him. He was a wonderful person. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

Michael Moore

February 18, 2021

So sorry for your loss, a high school school mate.

Kay Bish

February 18, 2021

We will miss his smile and his happy spirit. Praying for you Bonnie and your precious family. We love you.

Julie devillez

February 17, 2021

John was such a sweetheart. Enjoyed all the years being neighbors and while babysitting his girls he let me grade some of his tests. I always thought that was so cool. He will truly be missed by his family. My heart goes out to you all and will keep you all in my prayers. Love to you all ❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏

Carolyn Albin

February 17, 2021

Bonnie...Sherri...Traci...Family
Our Beautiful Memories of John are endless....John and Lonnie were as close as brothers......Lonnie shared so many stories of the two of them and their times on Plainview Dr...
Please know you and your family will be in my prayers.......I'm so sorry ....

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