James William Karczewski, age 54, passed away on Saturday, August 11.

James William Karczewski, age 54, passed away on Saturday, August 11. He was born on February 22, 1964 in Newfoundland, Canada to Elmer and Shirley (Poisl) Karczewski. Jamie graduated from Immaculata High School in Leavenworth, Kansas and later earned his Pharmacy degree from The University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas in 1987. Jamie loved the outdoors, camping and snowmobiling in Wyoming, boating on Canyon Lake, and driving his motorcycle or his convertible. His main love was family, taking any opportunity he could to surprise his parents, siblings, or nieces and nephews with a visit, whether announced or unannounced. Jamie’s family included those he worked with, the children he charmed as Santa, and anybody interested in having fun. Jamie also had a tremendous love for his faith that he shared in every interaction he had.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Karczewski; father in law, Allen Sallade; and sister in law, Mary “Salty” Stewart. James is survived by his wife, Kathleen Sallade-Karczewski; son, Jeremiah Karczewski and wife Elizabeth; daughter, Sierra Karczewski and fiancé Preston; father, Elmer Karczewski and wife Helen; brothers Jerry, Daryl, and Dan; sisters Sandy, Cheryl, Gloria, and Marilou; mother in law, Marty Sallade; four brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

Memorial Service will be Friday, August 24, 2018, 4 p.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 20523 Huebner Road.  Father Lorenzo Hatch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Discovering Rylan Foundation to bring Santa to homebound children at discoveringrylan.org.

Arrangements with Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, TX 78232.  210-495-8221.