Apr 8, 1940 – Apr 25, 2019 (Age 79)


HAVLICEK, John Joseph Celtic Family Man, Legendary Life John Joseph Havlicek, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 25th, 2019 at the age of 79 in Jupiter, FL from complications of Parkinson's Disease. On April 8, 1940, John was born in...

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fondly remember walking across the stop 6 bridge on the way to school with him most mornings.

Me at two !

John Havlicek was a Phys Ed intern at my junior high in Columbus, Grandview Jr High, and I worshipped him, Lucas, Mel Nowel , Larry Siegfried and the whole national championship team . It was 63 or 64 and I was very disappointed that he only had us play softball during his time with us LOL .
I went on to star in high school basketball at Miami Springs Senior High In Florida ( grad 67 ) . I'm still a Buckeye fan 70 years later of all Buckeyes sports !

To the Havlicek family,
Please accept my condolences for your loss. John came back to OSU one time and introduced himself to the team. As if no one knew who he was. A truly humble guy whom we will miss. I am so sad to hear of his passing.

He was first celtic superstar I ever heard of and I was born in the year that havlicek stole the ball. He had superhuman endurance, unselfishness and was the perfect celtic....I was hoping the 2019 team would play like Hondo but they fell far short. There will never be another John Havlicek for us diehard Boston sports fans....RIP to a Ohio St and Celtic legend, Leo Derosia, NH

John is my all-time favorite player. He embodied everything you could want in a athlete or person.
I was thrilled to meet him briefly when he disembarked from his flight from Boston to Atlanta in 1972, a very turbulent flight that was shared by my parents.

Enjoy Heaven. Fellow Bridgeport alumni.

I can't believe John's heart would ever stop. What a class act. He never got famous in his own mind. Honda gave him motorcycle every year and he gave them to his home town buds.

My sincerest condolences are with John's family & friends as you mourn his loss.

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his athletic ability and history. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.