John F. Orzolek, Ret. HPD, age 87, of Hamden, passed on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Beloved husband to Dianne Heywood Orzolek. He was born in New Haven on August 23, 1928, a son of the late John & Mary Milewska Orzolek. Loving father of Linda & her husband Dave DeSanti of Durham and Mark Orzolek of Hamden; grandfather of Lisa Werdann & her husband Brian and David DeSanti & his fiancée Kaitlin and great-grandfather of Cameron, Brian & Alyssa Werdann. John was predeceased by his sisters, Frances Blasiak and Ann Pivarnik. He was a proud Veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the SS Juneau during WWII. John was a Police Officer for the Town of Hamden for over 35 years before his retirement. He was a member of the Hamden Elks #2224 and the Laurel View Golf Association. Friends may visit with his family at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Avenue, Hamden on Wednesday, Jan. 20th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with his Prayer Service to be held at 11:00 AM. Interment will be Private. Contributions in John's memory may be made to the North Haven Animal Shelter, 89 Mill Road, North Haven, CT 06473.

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  1. Dear Orzolek Family, I worked with John for over twenty five years. Next to being a police office, John loved his golf. May he rest in peace.

  2. Dear Orzolek Family,

    I was a dispatcher who worked with John in the early 80’s. I will always remember him with a smile on his face and a humorist comment, regardless of the situation.

    I was sorry to read of his passing. I will keep him and your family in my prayers.

    Deepest Sympathy

    Linda Connors

  3. Dianne and Family

    Sending condolences from myself and the kids (Meg Sue and Chip) on the passing of John. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Many happy memories from the HPD days.

    You will all be in our prayers.

    Joan Atzbach and Family

  4. Dianne, I am so sorry to hear the passing of John. He was one of the most likable, honest and compassionate person that I called my friend,my condolences to you and your loving family,he will be missed by all.

  5. Dianne. We we are very sorry to hear of johns passing. I have so many good memories of him. He was a great guy and good friend. I will always remember him for his sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  6. I knew John for a long time as he work with my dad, brother and myself on the Hamden Police Dept. He was a good man and a good officer. May he Rest in Peace!

  7. Dianne & family…I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. May your memories give you a sense of comfort & peace.

    Gina & Fran Raucci

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