John Paul Stylinski, 91, a lifelong resident of New Britain, Conn., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Feb. 24, 2018.
Johnâ€™s passions included spending time with his grandchildren and contests. After winning a Chevy Impala from Readerâ€™s Digest/B.F. Goodrich in 1964 he entered every contest or sweepstakes that he could find and developed a pattern of receiving a prize almost each month. His lucky streak continued even after an appearance on the CT Lottery TV Show in 1976.
John graduated from E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in 1944 and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II through 1946 on the USS LSM-145 Landing Ship. He attended Teachers College of Connecticut for two years. After working at Stanley Works for 38 years, John retired in 1988.
John is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Christine; his son, David Stylinski of Farmington; his son, Mark Stylinski and his wife, Jane Stylinski, of Southington; three grandchildren, Thomas Stylinski and his wife, Nicole Durso, of Madison, Sara Epperson and her husband, William Epperson, of Trumbull, James Stylinski of Bedford, Mass., and a most awesome, great-grandchild, Bennet Epperson of Trumbull. He is also survived by his brother, Stanley Stylinski of Las Vegas, Nev.
Private services were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at New Britain Memorial Donald D. Sagarino Funeral Home, officiated by Deacon Michael Rubitz. Burial with full military honors followed in Sacred Heart Cemetery. For online condolences, visit www.newbritainsagarino.com .