The New Haven Register Obituary:

HESKES, Johannes C.

November 27th, 1934 - February 11th, 2018

Johannes C. "Jan" Heskes, 83, of Wallingford, husband of Joanne (Davies) Heskes, passed away February 11, 2018 at The Curtis Home in Meriden. He was born in Delft, The Netherlands on November 27, 1934, a son of the late Johannes and Anna (VanVelzen) Heskes.

In February of 1957, Jan immigrated to the United States via the SS Grotebeer. He worked in various fields including farming in Vermont before becoming a respiratory therapist and starting the Anesthesia technician program at Yale New Haven Hospital. He spent his free time enjoying his family, fishing, maintaining his fish pond and participating in the Connecticut Over-30 Shoreline Adult Soccer League .

In addition to his wife, Joanne, he is survived by his daughters, Diane Heskes Vece and her husband, Joseph, of Palm Coast, FL, Marie Heskes Allard and her husband, Roger, of Princeton, MA, and Jennifer Heskes Jawor of Wallingford; his son, David Heskes and his wife, Rebecca, of Cheshire; his sister, Leny Heskes Clemenkowff of Rhenen, The Netherlands; his brother-in-law, John Davies and his wife, Pamela, of Lake Placid, NY; his grandchildren, Daniel and David Vece, Dina Allard, Nathan and Hannah Jawor, and twins, Harper and Taylor Heskes; and many wonderful nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, Annie Heskes Dekker and Riet Heskes VanWoggelum, and his brother, Cor Heskes.

His family will receive relatives and friends at The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main Street Ext., Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 3 until 6 p.m. Interment will be private in the In Memoriam Cemetery in Wallingford.

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Published in The New Haven Register on February 15, 2018