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JOHN ANTHONY HECHAVARRIA

John Anthony Hechavarria, 46, of Savannah, Georgia, died Sunday afternoon, May 31, 2020, at his home with his family at his side.

Born in Stratford, Connecticut, he was a son of John Hechavarria and Patricia Eileen Cullen Hechavarria. John was of the Christian faith. He served in the Georgia National Guard. John graduated from Fairfield Country Day School in Fairfield, Connecticut and Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Connecticut. He attended Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). John was a former realtor who also enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include his parents; his sister, Colleen Jackewicz and her husband, Paul; his niece, Kaylin Jackewicz; his nephew, Sean Jackewicz; his aunts, Shirley Campbell, Norma Cullen, Dania Rodriguez and Denia Velez and her husband, Pablo; his uncles, Renaldo Hechavarria and his wife, Gabi, Tony Hechavarria and his wife, Sandy, and Miguel Hechavarria and his wife, Maria, and his cousins.

The funeral service will be held at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, June 4, 2020, at the graveside, Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Pastor C. Michael Chastain.

Remembrances: Reformation Bible Church – 53 Crestwood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31405.

You are invited to view a memorial video honoring John by clicking here.

You are invited to view John’s memorial service by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Judy Ritchie says:

    My Condolences
    May he rest In peace now. He was like a son to me, ever since he started to work for me in Savannah at my Crepe Cafe while he was going to college.

  2. Bill Lopez says:

    John, Pat and Family, so sorry to hear about Johnny. You have my deepest sympathies. God bless you all. May he rest in peace.

  3. Seena katz says:

    I was saddened to hear of your son’s passing. I remember when he was at Fairfield country day when Peter was there as well. My heart goes out to you and your wife. Oddly enough, Joe died on May 18. He suffered from Alzheimer’s. I remember the good old days.
    Seena Katz

  4. Christine Pelfrey says:

    Pat, John & Colleen,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. John meant the world to me and there are not words enough to convey that. Please know that my family and I, especially my mom, have been holding you all in prayer these past few weeks and we will continue to do so.

  5. Norma Cullen says:

    I can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through. You have my deepest condolences. I wish there was something I could say that would ease your hearts a little bit but there isn’t. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. George Barthalow says:

    Pat, John, Colleen, Paul, Sean, and Kaylin,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. John was an amazing person, with so many talents and abilities. He is now resting in eternal peace in God’s arms.

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