John Hetsko
Died: Oct 9, 2021

John Hetsko died on October 9, 2021 in Henderson, Nevada, where he resided.  John was born on September 18, 1943, in Brooklyn, NY, to John and Anna Hetsco. He is survived by his wife, Annette, and his children, Katie;  John and his wife, Marci Sullivan; and Alexander; his grandsons, Nate and Danny; his first wife, Mary Ellen; and four cousins.  John is predeceased by his parents and his sister, Christina.


John’s family moved to Kingston in 1952. He graduated from Kingston High School, the University of Rochester, and Long Island University with a Masters in Guidance and Counseling.  In 1975, he moved to Lake Peekskill, NY, where he lived for 29 years before moving to Nevada.

John was a Probation Officer in Kingston and New York City for over 30 years.

John was a sports lover all his life. He played baseball and football in high school and college. He was a runner and could often be found running around Lake Peekskill and on the streets wherever he was. John was also a weight lifter and frequented many gyms over the years. As a parent, he was an enthusiastic fixture at all of his children’s sporting events.  With Annette, he enjoyed several years of traveling all over the world.

A memorial service for John was held at St. Gregory the Theologian Orthodox Church in Wappingers Falls, where John had been a parishioner for over 25 years.