In Memory

John Kastukevich

John Kastukevich



It is with great sadness that we share with you that the MTS Class of 1975 loss a very dear classmate – John Kastukevich.  We will not only miss his great friendship but his overall generosity. John was an integral part of the core committee that helped plan and make our reunions a success. He will be dearly missed by all.
The following is John’s obituary from the Wallingford Funeral Home:
Life Legacy

John L. Kastukevich, 53, of Wallingford, passed away, Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at Yale New Haven Hospital, after a 5 year battle with Multiple Myeloma.

John was born in Meriden, August 28, 1957, a son of the late John Kastukevich and Bessie Watson Kastukevich, and was a life long Wallingford resident. He was the owner of Value Print in Clinton, CT., at the time of his illness. John was active with the Libero Pensiero Club in Wallingford, and was a member of the Pine Grove Men’s Club, and the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. He also enjoyed many years of playing in the Wallingford Men’s and Coed Softball Leagues, and the Wallingford Recreation Men’s Basketball League. He was an avid Oakland Raiders and New York Yankees fan.

John will be missed a great deal by his family and many, many friends.

He is survived by his brother Greg (Veronica) Kastukevich; his sister Cindy (Arthur) Mansfield all of Wallingford, and his sister Betsey McKee of Georgia; his very special friend Maryanne Bordelon of Wallingford; and several nieces and nephews.

His family would like to thank Dr. Cooper and his staff for their care over the last 5 years, and also the doctors and nurses of the Yale New Haven Neurological ICU, for their wonderful compassion during his final days.

His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St. Ext., Saturday, November 6, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will be private in the In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Dr. Mel Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Yale Cancer Office of Development, P.O. Box 7611, New Haven, CT. 06519-0611


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11/04/10 09:56 PM #1    

Steve Smith

I probably was 12 years old when I met John Kastukevich.  I had just joined the Boys Club basketball team on the "other side of town".  All the guys became my friends, but John was by far the most welcoming and friendliest member of the group.  Although our paths went separate ways, I always enjoyed seeing John at reunions and catching up with him.  I had an especially good time talking with him at the 2010 reunion.  We agreed to meet up in 5 years, as we were both survivors.  I'm sure he gave cancer a noble fight.  John was receiving treatments at both Yale and Harvard medical centers.  Hopefully they learned something from his experience that will someday allow others to live even longer.

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