2012-12-12 / Obituaries

John Monkelbaan, formerly of Buffalo Police Department

John “Monk” Monkelbaan, 69, of Bunnell, Fla. and Clarence, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

Mr. Monkelbaan graduated from Clarence Senior High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College.

He went on to become a volunteer firefighter and law enforcement officer for the Buffalo Police Department, from which he retired.

He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 1605 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles 4481 and 3800.

Mr. Monkelbaan is survived by his wife, Betsy (nee Lindstedt); a son, Brian; two daughters, Debra Coppola and Jill Monaco; a stepson, Todd; a stepdaughter, Faith; five grandchildren; and a brother, Richard.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Clarence.

Memorials may be made to the Florida Hospital Hospice Care, 770 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 304, Ormond Beach, FL 32174.

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