EAST LONGMEADOW - John J. Koncal, 77, of East Longmeadow, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
John was born in Buckland, MA, on Dec. 2, 1936, a son of the late William and Agnes (Wabeck) Koncal.
After attending Arms Academy High School, John entered the U.S. Air Force
in 1956. His tour of duty included England and Germany. He was discharged from McGuire AFB in New Jersey, with the rank of A/3C and receiving the AF Outstanding Unit Award GO 19 DAF.
John graduated from the Morse School of Business in 1976, St. John's School of Business in 1983, and Westfield State College, where he received his Associate's degree in Accounting.
He worked for several years at New England Deaconess Hospital and Boston City Hospital before returning to Springfield.
John enjoyed the outdoors and playing sports; he was an avid red Sox and Patriots fan.
Survivors include his sister, Cynthia Olinski and her husband Louis of Connecticut; three brothers, Roderick and his wife Sandra, William and his wife Natalie, all of Greenfield, Gordon and his wife Tokiko of North Carolina, as well as several nieces and nephews.
John's family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and aides at Wingate at East Longmeadow for their excellent care.
There will be a visiting hour Saturday from 11 am to noon at the Smith-Kelleher Funeral Home, 87 Franklin St., Greenfield.
A graveside service with Military Honors will take place Saturday at 12:15 p.m. at Calvary Cemetery in Greenfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the
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