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Serge Sacharuk

January 1, 1928 ~ March 12, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

Serge Sacharuk died, peacefully, at his home at Rivermead in Peterborough, New Hampshire on March 12, 2022. Since 1960, before moving to Peterborough in 2019, he was a long-time resident of Wenham, Massachusetts where he raised his family with his wife, Eva.  Serge leaves his children and their spouses: Peter and Diana Sacharuk of Portland, ME, Nina and Blake Anderson of Dublin, NH, and Greg and Lisa Sacharuk of Hendersonville, TN; and grandchildren: Alexandra, Frazer, Nicholas, Katherine, Anastasia, and Christopher.

Serge was a chemical engineer for all of his professional life and worked for various plastic manufacturers in New England until he retired in 1990.  He was an active member of his church, St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Salem, an avid tennis player at Bass River Tennis Club for over 50 years, loved skiing, refinishing “olden things”, and fishing in Rangeley, Maine. Above all, he loved his children, grandchildren and his wife, Eva, who predeceased him by 9 months.

Serge was born in Vladimir, Ukraine in 1928. During World War II, he was 16 years old when he left Ukraine on his own.  He eventually found a haven after the war in a United Nations displaced persons camp outside of Salzburg, Austria. While there, he earned his high school diploma and met his future wife, Eva. One week after emigrating to the United States, he began digging ditches for the New York Telephone Company.  Six months later he was drafted into the U.S. Army and proudly served his new country in the Korean War.  After his service in the army, he attended the University of Delaware graduating with a BS in Chemical Engineering and lettering in Soccer for Delaware’s Blue Hens.

A memorial service will be held at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Salem, Massachusetts, at 124 Bridge Street  https://www.saintjohnsukr.com/ on Friday May, 20th at 10:30am followed by a burial in Wenham Cemetery with a reception to follow.  

Memorial donations in memory of Serge Sacharuk may be made to The Ukrainian Relief fund at the American Red Cross.

 

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Services

Memorial Service
Friday
May 20, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church
124 Bridge Street
Salem, MA 01970
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