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PEABODY - Mr. John F. "Jay" Sauchuk, 62 of Peabody, beloved husband of Kimberly S. (Hargrove) Sauchuk passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Ledgewood Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Danvers, he was the son of the late John S. and Shirley A. (Maynard) Sauchuk. Raised and educated in Danvers, he was a graduate of Danvers High School.

An honorable discharged Veteran, Jay proudly served his county as a member of the United States Navy where he was stationed in San Diego during the Vietnam War. Following active duty, Jay dedicated over 34 years to his country as a member of the Naval Reserves and Army National Guard where he was honored and proud to serve his country.

Mr. Sauchuk had been employed as a Truck Driver for many years until the time of his illness where he was known for his dependability and strong work ethic.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Jay was most proud of his family and their many accomplishments. He enjoyed being a part of their lives and being involved in their many activities. He loved being active and the camaraderie of sports; he enjoyed bowling, darts and golf. He was an active member of Beverly and Salem Elks #1309 for 13 years. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and his many friends.

In addition to his wife Kimberly of Peabody with whom he shared 11 years of marriage, Jay is survived by his daughter; Tara Butcher of Peabody, his son; Derek Sauchuk and his wife Martha of Virginia, his 2 grandchildren; Cameron and Natasha, his sisters; Sharon, Paula, Judy, Theresa, Ann and Beverly and his brothers; Mark, William, Peter, John and Ed; along with many nieces and nephews.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Peterson-O'Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple St., (rte. 62) Danvers on Monday, December 18th from 4 to 7 P.M. Burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Jay's memory to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on December 15, 2017
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