Irving, known as Karl, after his uncle, was a kind, pleasant man.
Everyone loved him, he knew no strangers and would help anyone who was
in need. He was a happy man and always smiling.
After he got out of the Navy, he met Joyce Borg and they wed.
After several miscarriages and delivery of twins, one still birth and
one living only a short time, they had two daughters, Tammi and Lisa.
Karl was an entrepreneur and owned and operated several different
business, relocating very often.
In 1987, his wife, Joyce, died. This was highly traumatic for him and
His relationship with his daughters was great. He had three
grandchildren, Sean, Blaine and Lauren. They were the greatest part of
his life. After his wife Joyce died, throughout the rest of his life,
though he had his own house, he lived with his daughter and her
family, acting as a better role model to his grandchildren than their
He was a supportive father, the most wonderful grandfather and a very
Karl was a heavy smoker, unfortunately, and was diagnosed with
emphysema. In 12/1999 he underwent an uncalled for open heart surgery
and due to the condition of his lungs could not recover. Six months of
suffering later due to this procedure he passed away with his daughter
by his side.
- Tammi Allowitz
Joyce was one of the most beautiful people one could ever meet. She
was loving and kind to everyone who knew her. She was strong and had
very sound morals and ethics.
Joyce arrived in the US from Malta when she was a teen. She lived with
her parents and 6 siblings. She grew up Catholic and went to a
Elvis Presley was her heart throb, she even cut her hair like his when
she was a teen. Her mother was very strict and this definitetly did
not go over well with her.
Joyce was very family oriented and was very close to her mother and
siblings, she was the second oldest of seven. Her younger sisters
looked up to her and always were extremely close to her. Her youngest
sister thought of her as a second mother.
She met Irving "Karl" Allowitz and they wed.
She had several miscarriages and then delivered twins of which one
still born and one living only a short time.
Joyce had a heart problem and had open heart surgery twice to replace
a valve. After the first she was told she should not have children.
She did though, she had two daughters, Tammi and Lisa.
She spoiled her daughters with love and affection. They had a very
unique and special closeness. She was proud of her daughters and
brought them up well.
When her first grandchild, Sean, was born, she was like a mother to
him. She spent all her time with him and he loved her dearly.
When Joyce was 45, ten days before Sean's second birthday, she
unexpectedly passed away from heart failure. This was a most tragic
event for this family and the trauma sadly changed the course of life
for all members.
Though it has been many years this writer still thinks of her daily
and misses her immensely.