Robert N. Karpin, owned construction business

September 20, 2018

Robert “Rob” N. Karpin, 56, of Georgetown passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, at his home.

He was born Jan. 2, 1962, in Chichester, Pa., and graduated from Chichester High School Class of 1980. After graduating from high school, Rob went to Cumby Trade School in Philadelphia, Pa.

Rob owned and operated Karpin Construction for over 20 years. He was also a volunteer with Relay for Life in Sussex County and the Cancer Support Community of Delaware. Rob was a Philadelphia sports fan who enjoyed watching and attending the Philadelphia Eagles football and Philadelphia Flyers hockey games. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trout fishing, hunting and breeding pheasants. Rob will be remembered for his love of the outdoors and his devotion to his family.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann (Kaminski) Kulakowski-Howell. Rob is survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Pam M. (Herflicker) Karpin; and four children, Robert J. Karpin and his fiancée Christina Mendez of Milton, Patrick P. Karpin of Millsboro, Emily A. Edick and her husband Craig of Georgetown, and Jonathon Karpin of Georgetown. Rob is also survived by his father, Robert J. Karpin of Morton, Pa.; five sisters, Donna Kulakowski and her husband Val of Boothwyn, Pa., Lori Matthews and her husband Ted of Havertown, Pa., Bonnie Aube and her husband Joe of Middletown, Kimberly Howell of Baltimore, Md., and Holly Howell of Millsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 24, at Mary Mother of Peace Catholic Church, 30839 Mount Joy Road, Millsboro, where friends and family may call after 10 a.m. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Rob’s name to the Cancer Support Community Delaware for Sussex County, 18947 John J. Williams Hwy., Suite 312, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 or Sussex County Relay for Life by visiting

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