John Turk

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Lesko & Polke Funeral Home
1209 Post Road
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


11:00 am
Friday, August 24, 2018
St. Pius X Church
834 Brookside Drive
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Final Resting Place

Lawncroft Cemetery
1740 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

Obituary of John Turk

John Victor Turk, Jr., age 86, of Fairfield, beloved husband of Gertrude "Sharon" Turk, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his loving family.

In addition to his devoted wife Sharon, John's memory will be embraced by his children, Sharon Ferrante and her husband Vincent, of Easton, Jonathan Turk and his wife Kathleen, of Trumbull, Victoria Garfield, of Fairfield; his cherished grandchildren, Alexander Ferrante, Corinne Turk, Ryan Turk, Jack Garfield, and Elizabeth Garfield; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Grace Lasczak and John V. Turk, Sr.

A lifelong resident of Fairfield, John graduated from the University of Bridgeport. He proudly served in the First Calvary Division of the United States Army during the Korean War. The founder of Turk Insurance Agency, John was committed to serving his clients for over 40 years before his retirement. Community minded, he was a devout Catholic and long time member of Saint Pius X Church, and above all, a loving, dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He was a member of the Fairfield Elks Club and Mill River Country Club. He enjoyed golf and was an avid card player as well as a Ping Pong champion while in the military. He touched numerous people throughout his fruitful life and will be remembered with great fondness.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 4-7 PM in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home 1209 Post Road, in Fairfield Center. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 11 AM in Saint Pius X Church 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment with Military Honor will follow in Lawncroft Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association 2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202. To order flowers online, for travel directions, or to sign his guest register, please  

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