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John Yaglowski, 85, of Saybrook Rd., Middletown, husband of the late Helen (Siecienski) Yaglowski, died Friday July 25, 2014 at his home. He was born in Pringle, PA, the son of the late John and Helen (Coslosky) Yaglowski. He served honorably with the US Marines. John retired from Pratt & Whitney in 1987. He was a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. John was a 30+ year key member of the Wesleyan Potters and operated a pottery shop at his home with his late wife for many years. He was very involved in the Connecticut Judo Association as a 4th degree black belt both teaching and competing - he was AAU CT State Champion for 4 years. Another interest was Aikido where he was a 5th dan black belt and appointed to an honorary committee of the US Aikido Federation which recognizes people that have made considerable contributions to advance aikido in the US. He was a mentor and friend to many in both sports. He is survived by his son Stephen Yaglowski and his wife Beth of Killingworth; daughter, Deborah (Yaglowski) Moravecek and her husband James of Rocky Hill; his brothers, Robert Yaglowski of Newington and William Labonosky of Cromwell; a sister, Constance Brownstein of Milford; four grandchildren (Michael Moravecek, Molly Bacon, Casey Meilleur and Sarah Yaglowski; five great grandchildren (Addison, James, Joseph, Sophie and Emma); several nieces and nephews; and his dear friend, Ruth Dinda of Plainville. He was predeceased by a son, John Paul Yaglowski. The family appreciated the care provided by VITAS especially his nurse, Jean S. and Patricia. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:15 a.m. from Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown, followed by a 10 a.m. Funeral Liturgy at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Middletown. Burial, with military honors, will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on July 28, 2014
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