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John Radachowsky Jr.
March 4, 1926 ~ October 3, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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John Radachowsky Jr., 97, passed on to join his wife of 64 years, Elizabeth Dargo Radachowsky on October 3, 2023 in Danbury, CT.
Born March 4, 1926 in Olejinikov, a village in Slovakia, John emigrated to America at 6 years of age. Having sailed on the SS Bremen with his mother Maria and his siblings, John joined his father, John who had gone ahead to prepare a home for his family.
John was a WWII veteran who served with valor and honor in the submarine division in the Pacific theater aboard the USS Blenny, also serving on the USS Hoe and the USS Gero.
A lifetime resident of Danbury he grew up on Brookside Ave, later building a home and moving to Jeanette Road where he raised his family of 5 children. As a master carpenter of the old school he built many homes in the Danbury area with his longtime friend, Richard Antous.
Upon retirement John enjoyed a passion for vegetable gardening and was famous within the family for his tomato juice. Almost every day he could be found with his sons playing cribbage at the kitchen table. He spent many sun filled days walking about his little piece of heaven with many of his grandchildren sharing his love of Nature and the various animals he fed daily.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth and his son, David. He will be missed by his surviving children, John E. Radachowsky and his wife Theresa, Richard Radachowsky and his wife Ruth, Bruce Radachowsky, Janina Barz Radachowsky and many loved grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by his last sibling, George Radachowsky.
A funeral prayer service will be offered on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home; 9 Granville Avenue, Danbury. Interment will US Navy funeral honors will follow in Saint Peter's Cemetery, Danbury. Family and friends will be received on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.