John C. Squarok, 85 of Ludlow, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015. Born November 27, 1929 in Nanticoke, PA, he was the son of the late John Squarok and Frances Squarok (Anthony)
John proudly served his country as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years. A longtime Ludlow resident, John was a communicant of Christ the King Church and a member of its Mens Guild.
John is survived by his son John M. Squarok of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; his daughter Linda M. Tallman of South Hadley, MA; three grandchildren Erin Tavilla and her husband Robert Tavilla, Aisling Tallman and her fiance Michael Schicker and Christopher Tallman; a great-grandson Luca Tavilla and five brothers and sisters Marge, Sue Bernie, Stanley and Walter. He was predeceased by his wife Irene in 2007 and five brothers and sisters; Michael, Joseph, Ann, Leona and Stacia. He also leaves his cherished companion Grace Tetreault of Ludlow, MA.
John was a career Air Force veteran, enlisting in 1947 and retiring in 1967. John then joined First Bank (headquartered in Springfield) as their Computer Officer. He served in that capacity until he retired from the bank in 1991. Since then, he generously spent much of his time volunteering for his church, Christ the King in Ludlow, MA. John also loved Cape Cod and had a second home there for over 40 years. John took great joy in sharing in the lives of his children, grandchildren, new little great-grandson and many wonderful friends and family. His kind, humorous and giving spirit shall live on in all of us.
Funeral services celebrating Johns life will be Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, 64 Sewall St, Ludlow, MA followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in Christ the King Church, Warsaw Ave, Ludlow, MA. Rites of Committal with Full Military Honors will follow at the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Agawam, MA