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John L. DEMBISHACK Jr. Obituary


John L. Dembishack Jr. of Harwinton, passed away suddenly on October 25, 2013. He was 83 years old. Born in Collinsville, he was the son of the late John and Viola (Marhefski) Dembishack. He graduated from Canton High School and married Patricia (Downing) Dembishack in 1952 by whom he was predeceased on February 15, 2002. Mr. Dembishack was a Korean War Veteran serving with the United States Marine Corps from 1952-1960. Mr. Dembishack was a longtime employee of Sears & Roebuck, Co. working in shipping and receiving for over 40 years before retiring in 1980, then returning to work at The Torrington Company for 10 years. He was ordained as a Deacon with the Archdiocese of Hartford on June 8, 1991 and was the first and one of the longest serving Deacons for St. Peter Church in Torrington. He is survived by his four children, John L. Dembishack III and his wife Terri of Bristol; James J. Dembishack and his fiancee Judy Edmiston of Hope, RI; Karen M. Canino of Torrington; and Lynn M. Smith-Bailey and her husband Gilbert Bailey of Marlow, NH.; his sister Irene Hull and her husband Gordon of West Sand Lake, NY; his sister Shirley Krawczyk of New Britain; his sister Frances Urso of New Britain; and brother Richard Dembishack and his wife Christine of Prospect. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, Jenny Meier, John T. Dembishack, Jason Scorpio, Diana Dembishack, Benjamin Canino, Krysta Scorpio, Courtney Smith, Geoffrey Smith, Sarah Dembishack, and Jordan Dembishack; two great grandchildren, Jordan and Andrew Meier, and several nieces and nephews, all who brought him so much joy. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Szydlowski and brother Walter Dembishack.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at St. Peter Church, 107 East Main Street, Torrington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at St. Peter Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Peter Cemetery with final military honors accorded. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Peter Church, c/o The Pastoral Center, 160 Main St., Torrington, CT 06790. Condolences may be sent to the Dembishack family by visiting www.cookfuneralhomect.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Oct. 28, 2013
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