Adrianus G. “John” Vandervalk, 95, of Milford and formerly of Framingham passed away Monday June 4, 2018 in Whitcomb House in Milford. He was the husband of the late Alida (Karreman) Vandervalk.
John had been the supervisor at Arthur Craft in Waltham for many years before his retirement.
He was born April 22, 1923 in DenHaag, Netherlands to the late Simon and Anna (Stavast) Vandervalk. He served for the Dutch Army during WWII and moved to the U.S. in the 1950’s.
John was a very social person and enjoyed sailing, cruises and woodworking. He was known as the neighborhood handyman who was good at everything and often spoke of his time with the Dutch Army. He enjoyed his cottage in Winchendon and loved going there whenever possible.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews including Johanna Ferrucci, Simon Vandervalk, and Casey Vandervalk all of Mendon, Dorothy Pullo of NH, and Paul Vandervalk, Lisa Hagerman and John Feenstra all of CA. He was predeceased by his two brothers, Simon Vandervalk and Aart Vandervalk, and a sister Johanna Feenstra.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday June 12, 2018 from 5 – 7 PM in BUMA-SARGEANT FUNERAL HOME, 42 Congress St., Milford followed by a prayer service at 7 PM in the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, MA Chapter, 309 Waverly Oaks Road, Waltham, MA 02452. www.bumafuneralhome.com