John Bargas (JD 55)
John Bargas (JD 55) passed away in Boca Raton on June 28 at the age of 88. He was a distinguished real estate developer and lawyer in Florida and Connecticut, a U.S. Navy veteran and played minor league baseball during his youth.
Bargas made a positive name for himself in South Florida, where he developed land and built many of the area’s condominiums and homes.
Prior to starting his legal career in Connecticut, Bargas served in the Navy during World War II. He was stationed in Europe and Japan.
Upon his return at the end of the war, he played minor league baseball in South Florida and Cuba for the Philadelphia Athletics organization. He played on six teams from 1946 to 1951. After ending his baseball career, he earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida State University and attended UF Law, from which he graduated in 1955. He subsequently moved to Bridgeport, Conn., where he worked at Capital Realty with his brother and eventually opened his own law practice. He was forced to move to the warmer climate of South Florida in 1961 due to health
He is survived by his wife, Nina, and his children, Nancy Jankovsky, Susan Griffi n and David Bargas. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Genelle, the mother of his children.
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