John Carlisle Pecorino, Sr.

March 7, 1937 ~ February 25, 2024

John Carlisle Pecorino, Sr., 86, passed away in a hospital in New Orleans, LA on Sunday, February 25, 2024. He was born on March 7, 1937, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Jack and Piercie Carlisle Pecorino and was a lifetime resident of Lake Charles.

John graduated from Lake Charles High School in 1955 and was a member of their state football championship team. A prized memento was his bronzed kicking cleat, a tribute to being an outstanding kicker. He followed his youthful dream to the University of Houston and graduated from the College of Pharmacy.

John will be most remembered for his kind and heroically selfless nature, as well as owner and pharmacist of John’s Pharmacy for 40 years. He officially retired as a pharmacist at 79 years young.

John’s entrepreneurial spirit and superb customer service began in his youth, as he grew up in the family business, Pecorino’s Grocery, which his great-grandfather opened in 1890 and continued until his parents retired in the 1950s.

In 1960, John met and married Liz, his wife of 63 years. His favorite past-time was gardening, along with golfing, traveling, and photography. His most special times included Wednesday lunches with the ‘Lunch Bunch’ at LCCC and frequent gathering of friends at their residence for happy hour, affectionately referred to as ‘Wine Time,’ which consisted of a little wine and a lot of conversation and laughter. John was the official historian of the group.

Those left to cherish his memory are, his beloved children, Angela Pecorino Etheridge (Dave) of Salisbury, MD, Linda Elizabeth Pecorino of Seattle, WA, and John Pecorino, Jr. (Will Paulson) of New Orleans, LA; his brothers-in-law, Pat McDonald (Donna) and David McCarty; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Liz” McDonald Pecorino; his son, Anthony Joseph “Tony” Pecorino; his sisters Glenda Pecorino McCarty and Jacqueline Pecorino.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 2, 2024 in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Msgr. Daniel Torres will serve as Celebrant, along with Msgr. Jace Eskind and Father Paul Jussen. Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Visitation will be at Johnson Funeral Home, 4321 Lake Street, Lake Charles, LA on the evening of Friday, March 1 beginning at 5:00 PM and continuing until 7:00 PM with a rosary being recited at 6:00 PM. Visitation will resume on Saturday at 9:00 AM and continue until leaving in procession to the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Diocese of Lake Charles, Our Lady of Good Counsel Ministries, or a charity of your choice.


Visitation: Friday, March 1, 2024
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Friday, March 1, 2024
6:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Visitation: Saturday, March 2, 2024
9:00 am

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, March 2, 2024
11:00 am

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
935 Bilbo St.
Lake Charles, LA 706001

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  1. Candle 4Angela,

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My mother, Barbara Carrington, was friends with your father back in their high school years at Lake Charles High. They were born the same year. She spoke of him highly. I also had the pleasure of meeting him and your mother, and I knew Tony. You are a precious family.

    May God Bless and Comfort You,
    Sheila Carrington Gaskin

  2. To Angela, John, and Linda,
    Your father was a class act. Randy and I will miss him.
    Please be happy for him. He is no longer in pain. If not now, he will soon be with Liz, Anthony, his parents, and his 2 sisters.
    Johnny loved Lake Charles and he knew a lot about it.
    We sent a donation to Samaritans Purse in his memory. They were in Lake Charles for months helping after the 2 hurricanes.
    Love, Mary Frances

  3. Years ago, I played golf regularly with the Pecorinos, they were so much fun to be with and I learned a lot from them about golf.

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