John Michael Semonich, Jr., 79, of Rocky Hill, passed away at Hartford Hospital on March 26th after a short illness. Born on September 16, 1938 in Blakely, PA to the late John M. & Johanna Luchansky Semonich, Sr. After proudly serving his country for three years as a US Marine, John transferred to the Marine Air Reserve. After retiring from Data Products of New England as a supervisor, he was able to hone in on his bowling skills. He was a member of several different bowling leagues over the years and could be found at the bowling alley four or five nights a week. He was also a Yankees fan and enjoyed watching their games. John will be remembered by his children and their spouses, Jo-Ann & Kurt Swanson of Wethersfield, Debora Semonich & Russell Bacon of Shelton, Michael & Lynette Semonich of Torrington, Richard Koenig of Winsted, and John Semonich of Bethlehem, PA; and grandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Emma, Connor, Anya, Richard, Douglas, Stacy, John, Timothy, Ryan, Emily, & Matthew. He was predeceased by his sisters, Leona Craw and Theresa Mills. Friends are invited to visit with John’s family at BEECHER & BENNETT-FLATOW FUNERAL HOME, 48 Cook Ave, Meriden on Monday, April 2nd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service celebrating his life will take place on Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home followed by Burial with Military Honors in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Contributions in John’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org.

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  1. Johnny, Debbie, Rick, Michael and Jo-Ann, so very sorry I can’t be there to celebrate your Dad’s life with you. He was a wonderful, compassionate Uncle with a smile that will remain in my mind and heart forever.

  2. Johnny, Debbie, Michael, Jo-Ann, Rick: You and families are in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn the passing of your dad. We’ll always remember .Uncle Johnny. for his wry humor, laid back style and the great talks we had over the years. We hope the fond memories each of you have of your dad push away the sad ones and give you all some comfort through this sad time.

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