In Memory of Joel Max
JOEL MAX KABATZNICK
South Main Street, Westbrook, Conn.
Prepared at Middletown High School
Phi Delta Sigma, Rushing Chairman
Football "1962", Wrestling 1,2,3,4.
Masquers. Squire of the Pit.
Joel's sister writes that Joel died November 25, 1995 while residing
and teaching in Alaska. He is dearly missed!
A former student of his --Rebecca Lopez --- adds the following
Joel Kabatznick is a hero to many, he was loved and adored by his
students. I was his student from 1983-1985 and consider him a huge
influence in my life.
His home was always opened to his students. We danced around the house
when his infant son would reach some milestone, and his wife would make
pizza and popcorn for us. It was a warm, happy environment that so many of
his students lacked at home.
He passed away in 1995 from complications due to M.S., my understanding
is that he continued to teach almost to his last breath.
Even today, over ten years later, writing this, is very emotional for
me. I wish my own children could have known him.
He was a crazy man who smoked cigars, ate raw garlic, wore these crazy
ties, and would do the most outlandish things in class to get our
attention We loved him and we miss him.