During the holiday season of 2022, John W. Whistler of Hopkinton passed away at his home at the age of 74. John was born in Denver on Aug. 18, 1948, to Dr. Carl and Marsha Whistler.
John graduated from East Denver High School in 1966 and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Colorado in 1970. After moving to Boston in the early 1970s, he taught mathematics and science for the Boston Public Schools. Later, he worked in information systems for Verizon before retiring. John was an avid contract bridge player and achieved the level of sapphire life master. He had many friends who played the game and appreciated his unique sense of humor. John loved handicapping horse races, and he spent many summers at the Saratoga Race Course.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, James. He is survived by his sister, Judith and husband William Peterson of Boulder, Colorado, and his nephew, John Peterson and family of Portland, Oregon. He also is survived by his many card-playing friends.
Arrangements are being held privately and are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton.
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