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Martha's Vineyard Funeral Announcement: State Forest Superintendent John J. Varkonda, 55

Updated: Donations in memory of John J. Varkonda may be made to The Cape and Islands NPR Station, 3 Water Street, PO Box 82, Woods Hole, MA, 02543 or www.capeandislands.org.

Click the departed person's name for obituary, funeral and memorial information. (Patch file photo)
Click the departed person's name for obituary, funeral and memorial information. (Patch file photo)
Chapman Cole & Gleason Funeral Homes has announced the death on Dec. 31, 2013 of John J. Varkonda, 55, of Edgartown, whose visitation will be held Jan. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs.

Updated Jan. 4: According to the Vineyard Gazette, Varkonda had been superintendent of the Island's state forest from age 29 until his unexpected death from an aortic aneurysm.

Read more: John Varkonda Was Faithful Steward of State Forest (Vineyard Gazette).

Donations in his memory may be made to The Cape and Islands NPR Station, 3 Water Street, PO Box 82, Woods Hole, MA, 02543 or www.capeandislands.org.

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