Born July 13, 1947, John was raised in Waltham, Massachusetts, where he lived until his death on September 5, 1988. He was married to Gail (Raczkowski) and together they had 6 daughters, Lisa (d. 1969), Adrienne, Laura, Jessica, Nicole and Samantha. He joined the United States Air Force in 1966 and served until 1970. John was a devoted family man and the owner operator of the family business, Banks Square Market.