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John Joseph Karpovich Jr.

1949 - 2020
John Joseph Karpovich Jr. Obituary

John Joseph Karpovich Jr., 70, of Vienna, Va., formerly of Shenandoah Heights, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at INOVA Hospital, Fairfax, Va., due to complications resulting from a fall. His wife of 40 years, Dianne Bona, was by his side.

Born Dec. 15, 1949, in Fountain Springs, he was a son of John J. Karpovich Sr., who survives in Shenandoah Heights, and the late Mary (Trusky) Karpovich, who preceded him in death on Feb. 4, 2019. He was a 1967 graduate of the former Immaculate Heart High School and a 1971 graduate of Allentown College, now DeSales University.

He spent his career in the public sector in Washington, D.C., and Bangor, Wash., working for the Navy Publications and Printing Service. He ultimately retired from the Defense Logistics Agency after 25 years of service and numerous Meritorious Service awards.

John enjoyed golf, completing the daily crossword puzzle and was a frequent visitor to Shenandoah, accompanying his mother to many East Coast casinos and her morning trips to Park Restaurant. He was an inveterate reader, a generous friend to all and a die-hard Washington sports fan with a great sense of humor - a necessary quality most seasons. He especially cherished his role as grandfather to Alexandra "Lexie" Linderman and Grant Olson.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Dianne, is his 95-year-old father, John J. Karpovich Sr., of Shenandoah Heights; brother, Thomas J. "Tom" Karpovich, and sister-in-law, Ann, of Morea; children, Lisa Linderman and her husband, Will, of Ashburn, Va., and Jacquelyn Karpovich Olson and her husband, Chris, of Alexandria, Va.; two beloved grandchildren, Lexie and Grant; his niece, Magdalene Riggins and her husband, Brett; a nephew, Leon Karpovich; aunts, uncles and many other beloved family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Our Lady of Good Counsel, Vienna, Va. Religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, with Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. A viewing will be held from 9 until 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to , and be sure to exercise your constitutional right to vote this November. As John would say, edited for a family friendly newspaper, "Vote the bums out!" Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guest book at www.woffuneralhome.com.

Published in Republican & Herald from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2020
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