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John Carmine Szarka

November 10, 1957 ~ May 26, 2020 (age 62)


John Carmine Szarka passed away on May 26, 2020 at his own home at the age of 62. John was born on November 10, 1957 in Yonkers, NY to Josephine Bianco and the late George Szarka. Beloved husband of Jacquelyn Love-Szarka.
John proudly worked as a caretaker for the developmentally disabled. He took great pride in his work and enjoyed the time that he spent with his clients.
In his free time, John liked to spend time in his garden, go out to eat, and travel with good company. He had a passion for collecting natural gemstones and coins, which he carefully displayed with great joy in his home. John loved his wife, his family, and had an unwavering faith in God.
John is survived by his beloved wife Jacquelyn Love-Szarka, their son Nick Szarka, and his mother Josephine Bianco.

In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s memory can be made to his two favorite charities: Shriners Hospital for children by phone 1-844-739-0849 or email and Operation Smiles by phone 1-888-288-7139 or online at

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Private Services


Operation Smile
3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach VA 23453
Tel: 1-888-288-7139

Shriner’s Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa FL 33607
Tel: 1-844-739-0849

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