John Havlicek

Birth Name: John Joseph Havlicek

Date of Birth: April 8, 1940

Place of Birth: Martins Ferry, Ohio, U.S.

Date of Death: April 25, 2019

Place of Death: Jupiter, Florida, U.S.

*Czech (father)
*Croatian (mother)

John Havlicek was an American professional basketball player. He competed 16 seasons with the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

John was the son of Mandy and Frank Havlicek. His father was Czech. His mother was born in Ohio, to Croatian parents. He was married to Beth, with whom he had two children. His daughter Jill married professional baseball player and coach Brian Buchanan.

John’s paternal grandfather was Fred Ferdinand Havlíček (the son of Vaclav Havlíček and Anna Mechav). Fred was born in číhošť, okres Havlíčkův Brod, Jihovýchod.

John’s paternal grandmother was Maria/Marie Sima (the daughter of Jan Sima and Magdalena Kulchowa).

John’s maternal grandfather was named Frank Turkal/Turkall (the son of Joseph Turkal/Turkall and Mandy).

John’s maternal grandmother was Anna Gusparvich (the daughter of Marco Gasparvich and Anna).

Sources: Genealogies of John Havlicek –

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