A lifetime resident of New Hyde Park, NY, he was a proud member of the US Marine Corps.
He was the beloved husband of Susan for over 44 years; father of Jennifer Sommerfield (Peter), John Francis, and Amy Elizabeth; brother in law of Maureen Lutz, Barbara Brennan, Ellen Moran and Clare Eaton.
John will be deeply missed by his loving nieces, nephews and many cherished friends.
A wake will be held Oct. 7 and Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the New Hyde Park Funeral Home. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. at Notre Dame R.C. Church New Hyde Park, NY with interment at Calverton National Cemetery, NY.