Abdul-Karim Jawwaad, aged 61 was called to Allah unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022. Abdul-Karim was born to Rosa Chandler and Leroy Chandler in Queens, NY. Born Johnny Leon Chandler, he is survived by his mother Rosa, his brothers Todd Virgil Chandler and Maurice Leonard Chandler, his 12 daughters and stepdaughters, his 8 sons and stepsons, his grandchildren Ian and Nia, and his 3 nieces and nephew.
Abdul-Karim, a plumber by trade and easily identified by his henna- dyed waves, chose the last name Jawwaad and will be remembered as living up to the Arabic word meaning generosity. His generous nature can be seen reflected not just in the plumbing work that he did across the East Coast, but in how wholeheartedly he loved his mother and adopted many children as his own. He will remain deeply loved and sorely missed by all who knew him.