Born in Bridgeport he was the son of the late Michael and Catherine Takacz Berky and spent his early years in Bridgeport.
John grew up in Milford and graduated from Milford High School. He was a professional musician and drummer for many years playing pop and jazz and also taught drums. He worked as a paraprofessional at Masuk High School.
A creative wood worker he enjoyed teaching students and working with them on projects. John loved music especially jazz and enjoyed playing chess.
In addition to his wife Lynn, he is survived by his daughter Jennifer Jeffrey and her husband Scott of Woodbury, grandchildren Bonnie and Sean, sister, Catherine Tickey and her husband Fred of Stratford, brother, Michael Berky and his wife Pat of Milford, brothers-in-law, John Verdeschi and Ralph Verdeschi and his wife Penny and several nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his first wife, Mary, brother-in-law Carl and sister-in-law Angela.
Friends may call Thursday 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Redgate-Hennessy Funeral Home, Main Street and Gorham Place, Trumbull. There will be a prayer service at 7pm. Interment will be private.
Those who wish may send a contribution in his memory to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
To send online condolences please visit www.redgatehennessy.com.