(L to R): John Magulas, Joe DeAmato, Raymond Ceulemans, Bob Page
Some people called him Jack, some John, some Magu but no matter what you called him if you were fortunate enough to know him, really know him, you have some beautiful memories of a strong minded, soft hearted man that you could call a friend.
My friend, John Magulas Jr. passed away in late January after failing health became an issue years ago. He scoffed at health issues that came his way because he was always strong enough to ward them off. Well, John did that for years but his passing served to remind us all that we are human.
John loved the game of 3 cushion and being a young man who was good at so many things, he developed a very decent game of 3 cushion after a relatively short period of time. He wasn't one of those players who had been playing for 40 years. Yet he competed as a solid "B" player and he was actually my personal nemesis on the table.
John loved the game and the people that played it so much that his passion in those areas is what drove him to purchase World Class Billiards in Peabody, MA and help keep the game alive in New England. He did so for better than 10 years and as much as the closing of World Class will be felt, so too will John's passing be felt by those who knew him, for a long time to come.
Rest in peace John Magulas, I know I speak for many when I say, 'I will miss you my friend'!