Passed away peacefully on August 9th, 2014 at the age of 82 after a lengthy battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born in Posovce, Slovakia. Loving husband of Betty “Liz” (nee Stasik) for 60 years. Devoted father of Greg, Justin, Tim (Marcy) of Essex, Sue (Gary) Pullam of London. Cherished Dzedo of Jeff (Kelly) Pullam, Mike (Tammie) Pullam, Stephanie (Dane) McCann, Andrew, Adam & Sara Namespetra. Proud Great Grandpa of Rhys & Maddox Pullam. Predeceased by his parents Andrew & Anna Namespetra and his brother Frank. Visitation at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Parish & Knights of Columbus Prayers 7:30 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate John’s life will be held from Holy Name of Jesus Church, 146 Talbot St. S., Essex, on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Fr. Dave Boutette officiating. Interment to follow at Victoria Memorial Gardens Cemetery. If desired, donations may be made to the Hospice of Windsor/ Essex County or the Canadian Cancer Society. Special thanks to all the doctors, nurses & caregivers of Hospice, St. Elizabeth & Bayshore. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared with the family at


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