John Hacko, 83, longtime resident of Chimacum, Washington died at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle on April 14, 2023 of complications following a heart attack.
John, the son of Irene and John Hacko, was born in Parma, Ohio on Aug. 15, 1939. He grew up with five siblings. When John was 12, the family moved to California where, after graduating from high school, he entered a plumbing apprenticeship. After completing this certificated program, he launched into a long successful career in the trade. During the '70s he opened Mainland Mechanical, his plumbing contracting business.
John married his wife Gloria in 1988. The following year they purchased land in the Chimacum area. As his schedule allowed, John spent time in Washington developing the property and building a shop. He would eventually demonstrate his full range of construction skills and craftsmanship with completion of their home and landscaping of the surrounding natural environment. John and Gloria completed their move from California to Chimacum in 1998. He was known within the greater community for his readiness and willingness to freely provide his gifts of time, skill and creativity.
John was a father to three children. His two sons, David Hacko and Danny Hacko, predeceased him. In addition to his wife Gloria, he is survived by his daughter Heidi (Robert) Bourne and grandchildren Olivia, Emily, and Amanda Bourne, Bobby Hacko and Amy Brown, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service to celebrate John’s life and faith, and to acknowledge the loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend will be held at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (45 Redeemer Way, Chimacum) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 13. Reception following.