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April 17, 2014
My condolences to the Kucks family. My dad who died in 1980 was John A Kucks often called Jack or Jake. He grew up in Brooklyn on Rogers Ave. I was born in 1954 and grew up in Atlantic Highlands, Red Bank and Middlesex NJ. I believe he and Johnny were cousins. I have collected several of Johnny's signed items and cards. I wish I had met him. Much love to the family.
November 22, 2013
Laura-Jean and Rebecca, your dad and mom ,Johnny and Barbara, were special friends -especially during our time together with the Yankees.We were blessed to know them and have so many special memories.So thankful they are together now in their Saviour's presence.We look forward to seeing them there!Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family in your loss. In His love and ours,
Bobby and Betsy Richardson
Grace church was a wonderful provision of God to us for many years!!
November 13, 2013
Johnny was a great person and friend at Dickinson High School where we both attended in the early 1950's. Always had a smile and friendly attitude towards everyone. I never got to meet his family, but I'm sure he was the greatest Dad anyone could have had. I've devoted a page to him on my website at
kegan32-dickinson-hs.com
"PLAY BALL, JOHNNY"
November 11, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
November 09, 2013
Dear Laura-Jean & Rebecca, Our heart felt condolences go out to you on the passing of your Dad.
November 08, 2013
Losing a loved one in death can be very hard please except the comfort from God's word, it does give so much comfort that one needs.
November 07, 2013
To the Kucks family,
I attending. Grace church with you and wanted to send my sympathies. May God lift you up and give you his peace. It was nice to read about your dad. I never knew he played baseball, but it seems that his real legacy was his character. Thinking of all of you and keeping you in my prayers .
November 06, 2013
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
November 06, 2013
My prayers and sympathy to the family of Johnny Kucks and know that at Rev.32:3,4, God gives us hope of seeing our loved ones again because He is going to do away with death, pain and suffering forever. May you all find comfort from Him because He is the God of all comfort.
November 05, 2013
Our heart aches for your loss at this time. May the God of comfort be with you at this time and as long as you need him.(1 Cor. 1:3)

Charles & Lauren Green
Marrero, La
November 05, 2013
I first heard the name Johnny Kucks when my father told me an ex Yankeee came to visit him at General Motors in New York City. My dad was a Brooklyn Dodger fan.

My dad thought Johnny was one of the finest men he ever met. Little did I know that I would be in the same industry as Johhny. While Johnny was at Lykes Lines and I at Farrell Lines, I got to meet Mr. Kucks. As time passed and Lykes was bought by a competitor I asked Mr Kucks if he would like to work with us at Farrell Lines. He said Big guy if I am going to work for you you have to stop calling me Mr. Kucks, I am Johnny.

Johnny was a great man. Johnny would always say my lovely wife Barbara. He held Barbara on a pedestal. I remember when he went to see Frank Sinatra at the Arts Center with Barbara.

Johnny was a great guy to work with, to learn from and most important Johnny was a very good man. They dont make men like him anymore.

God Bless you Johnny Kucks.
November 05, 2013
I will always have a special place in my heart for the Big Guy, that was what my dad always called John. John Kucks was my neighbor, my friend and my hero. As a kid I used to walk to school with him occasionally while he walked to the train station in Hillsdale. That was pretty special to say the least. I loved baseball and played but I really don't remember us talking a lot about baseball. We would talk about me, an 9 year old kid and what I was up to. I don't think I ever heard him talk about himself once. If it wasn't for other people talking about him (well it was hard not to notice that big gold World Series ring) I might not have known about his days with the NY Yankees. A lot of people know John through his time with the Yankees but that was something that rarely came up. Everything was fun with John, watching sports together on tv, swimming in the pool on those hot summer nights and then playing ping pong in our yard under the flood lights and of course there was hockey and betting chocolate milkshakes when the Toronto Maple Leafs would play the NY Rangers. John always had a big smile and a big hello to greet you and he made you feel like YOU were the guy who was the winning pitcher in the 1956 World Series. He was great guy. I will miss him dearly and consider myself very lucky to have known him. My deepest condolences Rebecca and Laura Jean and family.
November 05, 2013
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this most difficult time. May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
November 05, 2013
Kucks family and friends: Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. (Ps. 145:14) I am truly sorry for your loss.
November 04, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Johnny at Lykes Lines in the late 80's early 90's. He was a pleasure to work with and always easy going and happy. He was a real gentleman. I always remember him saying "my lovely wife Barbara". He loved his family and I know he will be missed. Sincerely Eileen (Lewis) Merlino
November 04, 2013
My sincere condolences to the family may you accept God's word for comfort.
November 04, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to the Kucks family during this most difficult time. My father has great love and respect for the game of baseball. Every time Johnny Kucks' name is mentioned, he lights up with joy and admiration. This is an extraordinary feat for a man who is almost 100, and for this we are thankful to Johnny and his legion. As you reminisce over the good times that you shared with him, remember to draw close to God for comfort and he will sustain you.
November 04, 2013
We would like to offer our condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Kucks.

Rest In Peace (RIP) !!!
November 04, 2013
Johnny Kucks' family, friends, and family can look forward to the wonderful time when "God himself wipes out every tear from every one eyes, and death will be no more."
November 04, 2013
May our loving God comfort all the families at this sad time. 2 Cor. 1:2, 3
November 04, 2013
Looking forward tot the days when our wonderful loveing father "calls out to those resting in death, and they live again at his command"( John 14:14,15 NWT)
November 04, 2013
I am very sorry for your loss. During this sad time turning to God and his word the Bible can be a great source of comfort. Act 24:15 gives you the hope to see your love one again. I offer my condolences at this time.
November 04, 2013
Those were Yankees in those days. RIP Johnny Kucks, I remember you well.
November 04, 2013
Dear Laura-Jean, Rebecca & the Kucks family:
We are all so terribly saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. Your parent's friendship & love will always be treasured & never forgotten. Your Dad is now reunited with the love of his life ...your incredible Mom Barbara & heaven has gained a remarkable man, who was devoted to his wife & family. May God Bless Johnny & all of you always...Geri (Payne) Ramos
November 04, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 04, 2013
May Our God of all comfort and peace be with your fond memories.
November 04, 2013
With deep sympathy, I share my condolences with Johnny's family. He is peacefully resting. Ecclesiastes 9:5
November 04, 2013
I'm so sorry for you loss and send my condolences to the family and friends. John 5:28.
November 03, 2013
I first encountered John Kucks while in grammar school in Jersey City..He attended PS 25 and I attended St Anne's. We both moved on to DHS in
Jersey City. He excelled in baseball and basketball but I always remembered him
as a grammar school football player who caught long passes. He moved on to
play minor league and major league baseball and in between those periods in his life he served in the US Army...All of my close friends had good contacts with him over the years. whether it was meeting him in Japan while he was playing exhibitions there..or dealing with him on stocks that had to make them
money when he was a broker...I had spent about the last 40 years in Rochester NY and just moved back to Jersey when I saw his obituary in the
Bergen Record...I contacted about 6 people to inform them of his death but
the news had already been published in the Daily News, the Star Ledger...I
also had the privelege of meeting Barbara in High School and perhaps
one of her brothers..they were a perfect match...They both were great people
and they will be missed.
Ed and Kathleen Quirk
November 03, 2013
I saw Johnny pitch a number of times at the Stadium. He was a winner, and a true Yankee.

RIP
November 03, 2013
So sorry for your loss, Rebecca. You, your sister, and family are in our prayers. Lisa and Mike Schoelles
November 03, 2013
Our family lucked out when we purchased property across the street from the Kucks family. Coming from Canada, we knew little about living in theU.S, and even less about the Yankees. All we knew was we had the best neighbours and neighbourhood in all of North America. John and Barbara made it special. From ping pong under the lights, evening dips in the pool, bridge on the deck, holiday celebrations with their family. The best years of our lives.
November 03, 2013
God bless Jonny Kucks. He was a Yankee great and a Hillsdale neighbor.
November 03, 2013
Laura Jean,Rebecca and families,
Very sad to hear of "The Big Guy's" passing. I will always remember him as not only a great Yankee but a wonderful and devoted father and husband. I know he and mom are happy together again. Always, Robin
November 03, 2013
My sympathy goes to the family and friends of Johnny Kucks. As you return to life's routine May family and friends bring you comfort during this difficult time. Luke 18:1.
November 03, 2013
I had the privilege to work with Johnny in the late 70s at Sea-Land Service. What a fine gentleman. Tom May
November 03, 2013
My condolences to the Kucks family. God ask for your burden so he can sustain you by means of your prayers through your grieving period. Soon will be the day he will actually swallow up death forever. We will not have to suffer this pain anymore.
November 03, 2013
great pitcher in a great era of sports
November 03, 2013
I was a freshman at cardinal Hayes high school that great day when Johnny shutout the Dodgers! Loved every inning!
Thanks Johnny and RIP..
Pete Foley
Palm Desert Ca
November 03, 2013
To the entire Kucks family. Please accept my sympathy. May the God who gives peace be with you all in this time of sorrow. Rom 15:33.
November 03, 2013
offering my deepest condolences, I'm so very sorry for your loss, we are never prepared for death, but please find comfort in knowing death will one day be no more.
November 03, 2013
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
November 03, 2013
in God's care rest in peace
November 03, 2013
Comfort to family and friends on your loss. Ecc 9:5.
November 03, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
November 02, 2013
The Kansas City Baseball Historical Society extends our deepest sympathy to the family of John Kucks. He will always be remembered by baseball fan's in KC. Rest in peace Johnny Kucks!
November 02, 2013
Worked with and sat next to Johnny at SeaLand Agencies,New York,in the early 80's.He was one of the nicest,kindest and most unassuming men I've had the pleasure to know,if only for a few years.Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
November 02, 2013
R.I.P Johnny Kucks...You were one of my favorites...The 1956 Yankees were and will always be the best in baseball...
November 02, 2013
Met Johnny Kucks at a card show in Wallingford,CT. when I was 12-13. Got his autograph and had a nice talk. Nice guy. RIP.
November 02, 2013
sorry for your lose i am a long time yankees fan he will be miss and loved rest in peace
November 02, 2013
Those were the "Good old Days". RIP,Johnny.
November 02, 2013
We are deeply saddened by the news about the death of our beloved neighbor, Mr. John Kucks.
He was such a kind soul, a wonderful person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We will miss his smile and cheerful thumbs-up gesture, little things that made us smile. We are thankful to have known him.
We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Laura-Jean, Rebecca, and their families. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.
With our sincere sympathy,
Hans J. Mutschin with family
November 02, 2013
john kucks was one of the nicest people I ever met I worked with john when we worked at sealand service and he was always pleasant and funny even when he blew cigar smoke . I tried to stay in touch after he retired and we always had a laugh together. Knowing him was one of the true joys of my life. I wanted to extend my condolences to his family he will be greatly missed ryans7@optonline.net
November 02, 2013
Dear Laura-Jean & Rebecca,

Very sad to learn of your Dad's passing. His kindness and friendship extended to my family and it will not be forgotten. I can vividly recall with a smile how many rides he offered to me going to Giants Stadium. "Remember Mark, meet us at the car and leave with five minutes left in the 4th Qt." As fate has it, I will be at Giants Stadium Monday attending a football clinic with Eli Manning and my two boys. I know he will be looking down favorably. We aren't losing a decent man, the Lord is gaining a good one.

My Deepest Sympathy,
Mark Payne
November 02, 2013
So many wonderful memories of Mr Kucks! Thoughts, prayers, and much love to Laura-Jean and Rebecca.
Love, Rosemarie Ghelli Hrbek
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