John Filipowicz, Sr.



Age: 51


Summary: retired corrections officer and bus driver with the Pioneer Bus Company in Staten Island, New York who was among one of more than 100 persons reported missing and feared dead in the aftermath of the infamous Hurricane Sandy superstorm that killed at least 147 people and caused widespread property damage in the areas in its path throughout the Caribbean region along the coastline of the Mid-Atlantic states in northeastern United States after the storm swept through the Caribbean Sea as a tropical cyclone during the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season and developed into a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph when it made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey in late October 2012, in which it was the second-costliest hurricane on record in U.S. history behind Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Sandy


Born: June 27, 1961


Died: October 30, 2012


Location: Oakwood Beach, Staten Island, New York