The Montgomery Herald, Montgomery, W.Va.


March 27, 2012

Obituaries — Wednesday, March 28, 2012

John Joseph Bobinski

John Joseph Bobinski, “Jack Caldo,” 79, of Charlton Heights, died March 26, 2012.

Born June 7, 1931, in Patterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Edward and Gladys Caldo Bobinski. He was also preceded in death by his first wife and high school sweetheart, Arlene Ann Bobinski.

He was a member of St. Anthony’s Shrine/Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish in Boomer and Montgomery, where he formerly served as lector. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a cryptographer stationed in the Philippines.

After leaving the service, John attended broadcasting school in Colorado, where he became Jack Caldo on the air. Jack’s first major job in broadcasting began in Weston, where he and Arlene lived for 11 years before moving to Charlton Heights. Jack was general manager of WMON-1340 AM until his retirement. He retired from radio with 37 years of service as Jack Caldo from WMON and WCHS radio.

After retiring from radio, he also was employed at Allied Barton Securities for 10 years.

Jack was a member of the Montgomery Lions Club.

Surviving: his wife of 18 years, Esther Paschal Bobinski; children, Jay Lawrence Bobinski of Raleigh, N.C., Steve Patrick Bobinski and his wife, Shannon, of Tillman Corners, Ala., and Laureen Marie Hair and her husband, Randy, of Hendersonville, N.C.; grandchildren, Matthew Randolph Hair and Bethany Loren Hair; stepchildren, Nathan Kendrick and his wife, Mary, of Cannelton and Lorie McMillion and her husband, Terry, of Kimberly; and step-grandchildren, Camron Kendrick, Peyton Kendrick, Braydon Kendrick, Faith McMillion, T.J. McMillion, Joshua McMillion, Lane Smith and Railey Smith.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at St. Anthony’s Shrine Catholic Church with Fr. John Rice and Fr. Leon Alexander as co-celebrants. Entombment will be at a later date in Kanawha Valley Memorial Gardens, Glasgow.

Friends may call two hours prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Anthony’s Shrine/Immaculate Conception Parish Camp, Billo Fund; or the Knights of Columbus for the handicapped.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent at

Arrangements by O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

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