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Karl D. Kolarsick II of Daniel Island, SC passed away on June 26, 2022 at the age of 70 surrounded by love.  Karl was born in 1952 to Dr. Albert J. and Patricia Kolarsick and raised in Shrewsbury, NJ.  He was proud to have graduated from St. James Grammar School (‘66), Christian Brothers Academy (‘70), and the Daniels College of Business at University of Denver (‘75).  In 1980, after years of managing other independent restaurants, Karl and his brother, Albert, purchased Eggimann’s Tavern in Spring Lake Heights, NJ, which Karl proudly owned and operated until his retirement in 2006.

Karl married the love of his life, Debra, in May 1977 and later resided in Sea Girt, NJ, where they raised their two children.  A four time cancer survivor, Karl relished the opportunity to pursue his interests after retirement.  He not only spent time enjoying his lifelong passions for red sports cars and boating, but also exploring his interests in arts, travel, and new cuisines.  Above all, Karl enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Karl was predeceased by his parents Dr. Albert J. and Patricia  Kolarsick, brother Albert, and wife of 26 years, Debra.

Karl was a loving husband and father and was devoted to his family.  He is survived by his son Karl D. Kolarsick III and his wife Jessica, daughter Elizabeth Calabrese and husband Donald, and by his four adored grandchildren,  Ansley, Miles, Theodore, and Alice.  Karl is also survived by his siblings, Patricia Meehan, Susan Kelly, Paul Kolarsick, Kim Lowery, and Kathy Reger, along with many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 10 am at St. James Roman Catholic Church, 94 Broad St, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, NJ. Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, NJ has been entrusted with the arrangements. 








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