John Dest Jr., a lifelong resident of Chickahominy, passed away peacefully July 12. He was 91. Born in Greenwich to John and Mary Dest, John proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. After the war John spent his career working for the US Postal Service in Greenwich.
He will be sorely missed by his family. He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Linda and his son Michael. He is survived by his loving children John Dest and daughter Patricia Gambino (Michael), his cherished grandchildren, Erica Dest, Stephen Dest, Christopher Dest, Jessica Gambino and great grandchild Kaden.
To honor his life, family and friends will gather Thursday from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. Greenwich (203) 869-5968.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 am Friday at Coxe & Graziano Funeral Home, 134 Hamilton Ave. Entombment to follow at Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Yale New Haven Hospital, Heart and Vascular Patient Care, https://www.givetoynhh.org/.
For more information or to place an online condolence, www.coxeandgraziano.com.