John Alexander Stonkus

August 25, 2017
John Alexander Stonkus

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John Alexander Stonkus, beloved husband, father, and grandfather of Hendersonville, NC passed away August 25th.   He is survived by his loving wife Kathryn of 37 years, his five sons John, Alexander, Andrew, Sean, and Devin, along with four daughters-in-law and ten grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his parents and brother.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 28, 1936 to Anella and John Philip Stonkus, he grew up in Long Island, New York along with his brother Tom and sister Mary.  He worked for many years in chemical sales at BASF and then co-founded a proprietary chemical business, which was later sold to M&T Chemical.

John will be most remembered for the love he had for his family.  As his children grew older, so did his fondness of his fur babies.  He enjoyed playing golf and had a passion to debate politics and religion and watching Fox News.  He is dearly loved and will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held 10 am Monday, August 28th, in the Our Lady of the Angels Chapel of Immaculate Conception Church. Fr. Martin Schratz will officiate. The family will receive guests in the St. Francis Hall of the church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life or to Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.


Monday, August 28, 2017
10:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Our Lady of Angels Chapel - Directions

Hendersonville, NC

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  • August 26, 2017
    Peter Goodfield, M.D. says:
    It was truly an honor to have been Mr. Stonkus' cardiologist over the years. His sense of humor never ceased to amaze me. Obviously he was accumulating a number of significant medical problems, but I had hoped he would have been able to continue to win those battles over a longer period of time. I was so sorry to read of his passing in today's paper. I know he will be missed by many. I relished being the doctor he referred to as "kemo sabe".

  • August 28, 2017
    Kate Barnes says:
    My family and I are truly sorry for your loss. We wish peace during this troubled time. Kate Barnes & Randall Rogers

  • August 28, 2017
    Christine Bosse says:
    I am truly sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you your family and wish for strength.. and peace, during such a difficult time.