John P. Urban of Pittsfield, a former Falmouth resident who leaves family here, died August 29 after a brief period of declining health. He was 82.
Known as Jack, he was born in Pittsfield, the only son of Peter and Martha (Roman) Urban and the youngest of their seven children. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1955.
He met and married Mary Ann V. Sharkus, then enlisted in the United States Air Force in the early 1960s. He served during the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
After his time in the military, Mr. Urban worked for the Burroughs Corporation and aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution R/V Chain. He then had a long career with Falmouth Coal Company repairing heating systems.
He and his wife raised three sons in West Falmouth. She died in 1995 at the age of 52 after a long struggle with cancer.
Mr. Urban eventually remarried. In 2003 he wed Judy Garzone and the couple divided their time between Punta Gorda, Florida, and Pittsfield for the next 14 years. He was widowed for the second time when his wife died unexpectedly in 2017.
He loved animals, the ocean and model railroading. He also enjoyed gardening and projects around the yard. Mr. Urban was glad he was able to see the Boston Red Sox win the World Series during his lifetime.
He leaves his sons, Matthew P. Urban, John R. Urban and Peter M. Urban and his wife, Sophia R. Mustafa-Urban, of Falmouth; and one sister, Eleanor Digeser of Athens, New York.
Calling hours are omitted.
The service will be private for the family.