John K. Thurston, 84, retired from the Navy after 27 years’ service

John K. Thurston
John K. Thurston

John K. Thurston, 84, passed away Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 6, 1934, to the late Edith L. and John E. Thurston in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 51 years, Lucinda Lee Thurston. Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Thurston was an aviator and retired after 27 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Donna C. Thurston; daughter, Lucinda L. Thurston Reaser; son, John D. Thurston; sister, Suzanne Heath; and four grandchildren, Samantha Sharp, Jasmine Thurston, Noah Reaser and John T. Reaser. John was a great teacher, counselor and mentor to the many friends and family he encountered. He was a stranger to none and a bright light to all. All of us will embrace the memories of his beautiful soul. A celebration of life will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at his daughter’s residence.

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