John Carl Gindek, age 88, passed away peacefully Sunday October 10, 2021 at his Murrells Inlet residence. John was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in January, 1933, and lived in that area until retiring from Southern Connecticut Gas Company and moving to Murrells Inlet, S.C. in 1993. He had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, had been a member of the Loyal Order of the Elks and was currently a member of the Surfside Beach Lodge 2351 of the Moose.
John was predeceased by his wife, Betty Lou. By his side for 8 years was his loving companion, Ruth. He is survived by his sister Mary Ann Baudouin (David) of Connecticut. He is also survived by 3 children: Donna Rees and David Gindek (Laura), of Connecticut, and Brian Gindek in California. John also cherished his 3 grandchildren: David Gindek, Jr., Megan D’Angelico (Mike), and Katie Giordano (Josh), as well as 6 great grandchildren: April, Audrey, Kadence, Maggie, Joey, and Hannah.
A Memorial Service is planned for Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm at the Socastee United Methodist Church followed by a Celebration of John's life in the Church's Fellowship Hall.
An additional memorial service and private interment will be held in Connecticut - details TBD.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in John's name to the Socastee United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5575 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29588 or to your favorite charity.
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.
Socastee United Methodist Church Building Fund
5575 Dick Pond Rd, Myrtle Beach SC 29588