John W Szipszky

July 24, 1945December 26, 2012
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John W. Szipszky, 67, of Coconut Creek passed away suddenly on Wednesday, December 26, 2012. He was born in Hillside, New Jersey on July 24, 1945. John served his country with the US Army. Surviving John are his two sons John and Michael Szipszky and daughter Jill O’Neill, along with two Grandchildren, Alyssa O’Neill and Kaitlyn O’Neill. Also Surviving are his sisters Julie Cullen and Marge Zimmermann. Predeceased is his wife Arlene Kalicki. The family will receive friends from 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 31, 2012 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home North, 200 West Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon. Interment will take place at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL.


  • Visitation Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 31, 2012
  • Graveside Service Monday, December 31, 2012

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Rob O'Neill

January 2, 2013

John, words cannot express the loss we all fell for your sudden passing. I will miss the time we spent together, the trips to Disney with the kids, playing golf (counting how many times Johnny would curse in a round), holiday meals together and that one try at camping. I will always remember these good times we had together.
I cannot begin to thank you the life lesions you have showed me. Since the passing of my own father 19 years ago, I have not had that father figure in my life to look up to until you came along. There have been so many times where I wanted to tell you this and thank you, but never did, I will always regret not telling you this. You showed me how to be patience, caring and so loving with the girls. You lived your life with easy relaxed approach, reminds me of what you would tell me to do with my golf swing “nice and smooth”.
You will be missed by all you have known you but you will also be remembered, honored & loved. May God bless you, now that you are in a better place with Arlene and I hope one day we can play once more round of golf together, love Rob

Cassandra Weldon-Faulkner

December 31, 2012

Although you have lost your father too soon, I hope his love and wonderful spirit will comfort your hearts always.

December 31, 2012

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family in this time of sorrow. May you find peace in all your cherished memories.
Carol (Szipszky) and Harold Adkins

Kim Zimmermann

December 31, 2012

Uncle John was without a doubt the "fun" uncle. Who else but a "fun" uncle would get very silly with his niece while watching people perform karaoke? Jill, I don't think you had your license yet, but I think you almost had to drive us home. I also remember the trips to Florida...which were truly fun once we got there! You could call him with little notice--as I did on several occasions when I had a few spare hours on business trips to Florida--and he was always there with good cheer. He was not only a great uncle but a loving dad, grandfather, brother and friend.

Paul and Linda

December 30, 2012

John, we will never forget you. When Paul and I moved to Coconut Creek in 1999, we lived next to your sister Julie and her husband Gene and we were suddenly part of a family. John, you and your sister Marge became our very best friends. We had so many special and wonderfully good times with you and your families. Our memories are boundless: The dinners, golf games and trips. We will never forget you John. You will be missed every day. Your time on earth was far too short but you did a proud job of raising three wonderful children and two very special granddaughters. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We will cherish our memories forever. Love, Paul and Linda

December 30, 2012

We are so saddened by the loss of a terrific man. Our prayers and hearts are with you. You will be missed by all that knew you Uncle John.
Gene, Shannon, McKenna, Audrey & Kelly Cullen

marge zimmermann

December 30, 2012

my best friend we shared laughter and tears friday night dinners and a few fondest memories are our trips to disney world 24 hours in the car jill john and mikey in the back seat fighting for equal space when you got a bigger car my kids came with us.getting there was lots of laughs.once we finally arrived we had a great time.i loved and i will really miss you your sister margie

Pat Cullen

December 30, 2012

Uncle John,
Let me first start by saying you were a good man. In life I think everyone grows up having that “Fun Uncle”. To me, you were it. I will never forget the ski trips we took or the trips to Action Park up in Vernon New Jersey and of course who could ever forget the weeklong trip we took to Florida in The Winnebago. As I grew older you were always there to help out me and my friends when you needed some extra help with your intercom business. I think my hands are still sore from pulling those wires in the hospital wings. My friends would always get mad when you sent me out to pick up lunch and they had to keep working. You were a great Dad and raised three great kids. Although I have not seen you in a few years, you will always be in my heart and you will be missed.

Brian Coffin

December 29, 2012

John I will always remember your guidance and kindness. You were a great man and I am proud to have become your friend. Rest in peace Big John we will meet again some day.

December 29, 2012

Uncle John,

Spending time with you, John, Michael and Jill will be memories I will cherish forever. You were the coolest Uncle ever! The day I turned 18 you took me to
Atlantic City to drink and gamble. You let me practice driving from Woodbridge to Toms River while you slep in the passenger seat, and I won't forget all the fun trips we took to Florida. You were a great dad, grandfather, uncle and especailly a great brother and friend to my mom. We will all miss you. May you rest in peace.

Lori, Ernie, Joey and Nichole