John Laszik, Jr., 77, Oxnard, California, son of John and Josephine Seft Laszik turned over the watch to his Heavenly Father on April 29, 2021.
John is survived by his beloved wife Edith “Edie” Laszik, his sons Donald Dewey Laszik, Michael Sean Laszik, his daughter Jackie Lynn Calderon, his grandchildren Tommy, Brandon, April, Steven, Zachary, and Naomi, great-grandchildren Skylar, Haydon, Paige, Hannah Marie, Aurora Rose, Cedar, and Asher, and John’s sister Patricia Perillo.
He is predeceased by his parents John and Josephine Laszik, his brother Robert Laszik, his daughter Shelly Ann Laszik, and his grandson Frankie Sinsun.
John Laszik joined the U.S. Navy at 17 years old. He finished Basic Training at NRTC Great Lakes, IL, and went to NAS Moffett Field, CA. John’s overseas tours included: NAS Port Lyautey, Kenitra, Morocco, Naval Support Activity Saigon, Vietnam, COMCBPAC Detachment, Okinawa, Japan, NSFA McMurdo Station, Antarctica. John served at Naval Hospital San Diego, CA and NAS Point Mugu, CA, but most of his tours were in beautiful Port Hueneme, CA, where he attended Construction Mechanic CM “B” School and CM “C” School, was stationed with NCBU, NCTC, COMCBPAC Equipment Office, and the 31 st NCR, and where he raised his wonderful family.
John Laszik was a proud U.S. Navy Seabee, with several stateside and overseas assignments including deployments with Naval Mobile Construction Battalions NMCB-FIVE, NMCB-THREE, rising to Command Master Chief at NMCB-FORTY at Construction Battalion Center, Port Hueneme, California.
Master Chief Laszik was awarded: Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (3 rd Award), Navy Achievement Medal (2nd Award), Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon (3rd Award), Navy "E" Ribbon (3rd Award), Good Conduct Award (7 th Award - Period Ending 91Aug15), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Antarctica Service Medal w/ Bronze Wintered Over Clasp and Disc, Vietnam Service Medal w/Fleet Marine Insignia (5th Award), Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (6th Award), Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross w/ Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Civil Action with Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ Device, Expert M16A1 Rifle, Expert .45 Cal Pistol.
Equipmentman Master Chief (EQCM) John Laszik retired in 1992, after 32 years of Active-Duty Service. After retirement, John worked for two years in Commercial Industry working for Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR). In 1995, John joined the ranks of the U.S. Federal Civil Service when he was recruited for the CESE Program Manager at the THIRD Naval Construction Brigade Detachment, Equipment Office, affectionately known as “Equipo”, in Port Hueneme, CA.
John Laszik served 26 years in Federal Civil Service as an Equipment Specialist at Naval Facilities Expeditionary Logistics Center (NFELC), a Program Manager and Product Analyst, and a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) Expeditionary Programs Office (ExPO) in Port Hueneme, CA. With 60 continuous years in the Construction Equipment business, John Laszik was known across the Naval Construction Force (NCF) and in Industry as The Subject Matter Expert knowledgeable in all facets of Equipment Management.
John Laszik died as he had lived, in devotion and service to his beloved country, and to the Navy Seabees, and was on official government travel in St. Louis, Missouri at the time of his passing. John leaves many Seabee brothers and sisters, friends and family, and co-workers to mourn his death, remembering countless deployments and homeports together.
His duty and devotion to his country - Unwavering.
His love for his wife Edie and family, and for his Seabee brothers and sisters - Legendary.
His lifelong high standards at NAVFAC, the NCF, and Equipment Management - his Legacy.
John Laszik is loved and will be missed.
Fair Winds and Following Seas Equipmentman Master Chief (EQCM) John Laszik, Jr.
A viewing will be held on 26 May 2021, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N A St, Oxnard, CA 93030.
The funeral service will be held on 27 May 2021 at 11:00 am at Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N A St, Oxnard,
Interment will be held on 27 May 2021 at 12:30 pm at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard
Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012.
Funeral Reception 1400 to 1600, VFW Post 3935, 300 South Surfside Dr, Port Hueneme, CA 93041.
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