John Firczak

1936 – 2018

BOWDOIN – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, father, and friend, John Firczak. John passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day, which was always a monumental day for him.

John was born in Fayette, Penn. on Feb. 26, 1936, a son of the late John and Anna (Zapko) Firczak. He attended school in Pennsylvania, graduating from Lovedale High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served his country for eight years, including in the Korean War. Afterwards, he proudly continued his service with the Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Division for over 22 years, retiring as a Sergeant. On Sept. 19, 1959, he married the love of his life, Pauline Masse. In September, they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. John was an electrician for IBEW local 1253 for 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the Webber Avenue Social Club and the American Legion Post 135. John loved hunting, fishing, working in his garden, walking on his land, sitting in the sun and giving his grand furbabies rides in his golf cart on Firczak Lane. He was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. John will be missed eternally.

He leaves behind his wife, Pauline Firczak of Bowdoin; two daughters, Jodie Gilbert and husband, Yvon, of Greene, Joyce Martin and husband, Keith, of Bowdoin; and one son, John Firczak and wife, Michelle, of Bowdoin; six grandchildren, Johnny, J.P., Jordan, Ashley, Colton and Morgan; six great-grandchildren; his very dear friend, Dave Pleau and a large extended family.

Besides his parents, John was predeceased by his twin brother, Robert Firczak; older sister, Mary Ann Furcini; and an infant great-grandchild, Cobi Firczak.

You are invited to offer your condolences and share fond memories with the family by visiting John’s guestbook at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 a.m., at Holy Cross Church in Lewiston followed by Military Honors. A Service of The Fortin Group Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 70 Horton St., Lewiston, Maine.

In lieu of flowers,

John would have liked you to spend time with your families, feed the birds

and love life.