John M. Supek


John M. Supek, of Warwick, NY (formerly of Franklin Square, Long Island and Ozone Park, Queens) passed away in Huntington Hospital, Long Island, NY on February 2, 2021.  He was 81 years old.

Born in Queens, NY, on May 4, 1939, he was the son of Michael and Frances (Ciscek) Supek.

After proudly serving in the U.S. Navy for four years, John continued his life of service as a police officer with the NYPD from 1963-65.  He then transitioned to become a firefighter for the FDNY, appointed on 12/30/1965 and assigned to Engine 288 where he bravely served the Maspeth, Queens community for 26 years.

Married to Kathleen (Herrmann) Supek in May of 1965, John was always very involved with his kids’ activities, especially coaching sports. As a kid he was a ballplayer himself and continued a life-long love of the games, passing that on to his children. He enjoyed refereeing all sports, particularly softball and football for 26 years on Long Island and then another 25 years in Warwick NY. John had great love for all animals, but was especially crazy about dogs and cats.

John is survived by his four loving children – sons, Steven “Moe” and his wife Kelly of Mooresville, NC and Randy “Randell” and his wife Gaby of Melville, NY; daughters Janet “JanLt” Drosselmeier and her husband Todd of Franklin Lakes, NJ and Lori “Punky” Capel and her husband Elijah of Carmel, NY; and 7 and a half grandchildren: Shane ”Bubba”, Samantha ”Cookie”, Arden “Lulu”, Gavin “Gravy”, Mason “Georgie”, Connor “Rocky”, Jocelyn “Joey” and one on the way.  He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years Kathleen “Lolly” in 2017 and four siblings: Nicky Supek, Mary Iwanyszyn, Olga Supek and Florence Baymack.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 6, from 3-7 p.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick, NY. A funeral blessing will be celebrated on Monday, February 8 at 11:00 a.m. at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, with procession and burial in Warwick Cemetery to follow the service. Those who cannot attend may view the service live via

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