John C. Squarok

November 27, 1929 - March 23, 2015
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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.

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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

Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery
Main Street
Agawam, MA 1101

Christ the King Catholic Church
41 Warsaw Avenue
Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: November 27, 1929
Died: March 23, 2015

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Del & Marj Schwenk posted on 1/1/15

We will miss our favorite uncle. He's with his Lord he loved. Now in perfect health and peace.


Mary and Carl Marr posted on 1/1/15

Dear Carolyn, Wanda and family, I was just thinking and praying for Spike last week! Had no idea how he was doing!! He was always fun to be around. He was Dad's best friend and a beloved friend for all of us Farley kids. We knew him as a true Christian even though he sometimes prayed some rather unorthodox blessings before eating!! But we loved him for that too! God has a sense of humor and they will be happy to have Spike in heaven!! Wish we could be there for you all!! Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Much love in Jesus. Mary


Mary and Buck Pruitt posted on 1/1/15

Our sympathy and prayers go out to your family. My memories of Spike never faded through the years. His sense of humor was unique. God blessed him with a long life,loving family and friends. I know Heaven rejoiced at his arrival. Mary


MaryPat Gainer posted on 1/1/15

Mr Kennedy you enjoyed a great life with a loving wife at your side. Your daughters and grandchildren that looked up to you. You were one lucky man. Peace be with you, MaryPat


Peggy and Gene King posted on 1/1/15

Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the family of Spike Kennedy. We will always remember him as a person with a great sense of humor and being lots of fun. It was our pleasure to have known him down through the years. We know that he is in a better place.


Heather and Larry Marchant posted on 1/1/15

Love and prayers go out to the wonderful family of this great father, Christian, and beloved friend of all. No heart was truer, no eye more discerning, no spirit more sustaining through all of life's journey. Spike's smile and laughter still ring in our hearts today, and forever. His his love for all, and everyone's love for him is everlasting. God bless Spike, and God bless his blessed family, today and always. Heather and Larry