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John Breslin

Obituary of John Francis Breslin

Breslin, John F., 95, of Sun City Center, Florida departed this life on Monday, January 18, 2021. 

Born in Brooklyn N.Y., on January 21, 1925.  

John was a Navy veteran serving six war patrols aboard the U.S.S. Cavalla, a submarine that sunk the Japanese Aircraft Carrier “Shokaku” (a carrier that bombed Pearl Harbor). He was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation and the N.Y Governors Medal for Conspicuous Service. 

He came from a NYC Police family.  His father was a Patrolman, son a Detective, and himself a retired Detective after 38 years of service. He received Commendation medals and was a member of the Honor Legion.

He was predeceased by his wife Rita, who passed in 2015.   He is survived by his son John (Eileen), two beautiful granddaughters (Kristin and Colleen), and great granddaughter (Kayleigh).   

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, V.F.W., Elks, Moose and was known as the “Candy Man.”

A celebration of Life will held Friday, April 16th at  Sun City Funeral Home, 1851 Rickenbacker Dr., Sun City Center, FL. at 11 a.m.  Burial will take place at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL at 2 p.m.

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