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May 5, 1952 - January 3, 2017
John Frederick Bialka, 64, of Auburn, passed away November 21, 2016 after several years of declining health. Born in Boston, he was the son of the late Verna Burvill Bialka (Kurzontkowski) and Frederick Joseph Bialka.
Jack graduated from Holliston schools where he was raised by his mother Verna and stepfather Stanley R. Kurzontkowski, both deceased. He attended a program at Berklee School of Music and also earned his Certificate in Electronic Repair. He was an accomplished musician: bass guitarist, singer, songwriter, and music collector. His band, The Blue Hornets, performed at many local venues including House of Blues, Cambridge, MA and John Stone’s Inn, Ashland. The R&B CD, It Takes Time, written in collaboration with lead guitarist George McCann and others, showcases his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. He performed with other local bands throughout the years.
He was the beloved younger brother of Robert Bialka and wife Shelley of Brighton, of sister, Jean Bialka Berry of Cambridge, uncle to Alison Berry of Hastings, NY; Amy Berry Brockbank and husband David of Oakland, CA; Christian Bialka and wife Laura and grandniece Melody of Brooklyn, NY. He had the loving support of a strong community of friends and extended family.
A memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, January 14th at 2:00p.m. at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St.
(Please note, Mr. Bialka’s date of death was November 21, 2016, but to bring it to the top of the page with a memorial service in January, we had to put in a recent date.)