Montville Funeral Home of Church & Allen

53 Norwich New London Tpke, Uncasville, CT


John Joseph Jorkasky

April 24, 1940May 30, 2020

Oakdale – John J. Jorkasky, 80, of Oakdale, passed away May 30, 2020 at the William W. Backus Hospital. John was born and raised in Altoona, PA, the son of the late John and Lillian Jorkasky.

He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Missile Tech Chief, serving his country for over 20 years. John loved to travel by train. He loved cooking, gardening and computers. Above all else, family was extremely important to him, especially those times spent with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary. Survivors also include his daughter Dawn, son-in-law Steve, and grandchildren Sean, Mitch, Griffin and Brynne, as well as many dear friends and family.

In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his daughter Tania, and his sisters Lucy and Benita.

Services will be private.

Memorial donations in John’s memory may be made to the Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department or to any U.S. Veteran organization.

To leave a message of condolence for John’s family, please visit his memorial at www.montvillefuneralhome.com


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Shirley McGuigan

June 9, 2020

I was so sad to hear of John’s passing. As a girl growing up I always felt your strong quiet presence in the house. A smile and a shake of your head when we presented our stories of the antics we did. And the occasional verbal barb. How you survived in that house filled with those three crazy females is a mystery. I suppose it was your patience and unwavering love for them that saw you through. You will be sorely missed Mr. Jorkasky. To Dawn and Mary And all the relatives : my heart aches for you.