John E. “Jack” Pinkham, a lifelong resident of Malden, passed away on June 14, 2018. He was 87 years old.
Jack was a United States Army Veteran during the Korean war. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #13966 and American Legion Post #69. Jack was a graduate of Malden High School Class of 1949. He was a retiree of John Hancock, and worked as a printer his entire career. In his retirement years he worked for LAZ Parking. As a boy Jack was a member of the Sacred Hearts Drum and Bugle Corp of Malden. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, he was a drummer for the “Clan Sutherland” Bagpipe Band of Dorchester. Jack was a 55 year season ticket holder of the Boston College Football Team and an avid Boston sports fan. He was also a great history expert, especially on American and British history. He will be sorely missed by his devoted family and great friends, of which there are many.
Jack was the beloved husband of Stella (Dantes) Pinkham. He was the father of Debra Ann and Eugene “Gene” Pinkham of Malden. Jack was the grandfather of Evelyn Rose of Revere and great grandfather of Marcello Romero. He is predeceased by his brothers Charles and Robert Pinkham. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held from the A. J. Spadafora Funeral Home 865 Main Street, Malden on Wednesday June 20th at 9:00am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in the Immaculate Conception Church 600 Pleasant Street, Malden at 10:00am. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8pm.
Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield