John Sauschuck

John M. Sauschuck


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John M. Sauschuck, 67, of Madrid, Maine and formerly of Port Jervis, NY passed away at his home on Monday, Dec. 16, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Port Jervis, New York on Nov. 7, 1946 to parents Michael and Rita (MacArthur) Sauschuck. John joined the United States Navy in 1964 and married his best friend Sharon in 1968. They welcomed a daughter, Tania, in 1969 and a son, Michael, in 1970. John and Sharon moved their family to Maine in 1977 and built their own log cabin next to the Sandy River in Madrid. John even handpicked the standing trees and sawed them himself at CA&T Lumber. He spent thirty plus years working at CA&T Lumber in Strong and as the foreman at Moose Creek Log Homes in Turner. After ''retiring,'' he got his Class B driver's license and began working for Western Maine Transportation driving a shuttle bus at Sugarloaf USA. John was a long time member of the Western Maine Street Rods and truly thought of this incredible group of kindred spirits as a part of his family. John will be remembered as an incredible person who we were lucky to love as a husband, father, brother, and friend. He was known to be quick with a gag, a laugh or a healthy debate on exactly why Chevys are a far superior product to Fords. His friends will remember him behind the wheel of his flamed out 55 Chevy with the license plate ''LITEUMUP'' looking for an excuse to do just that. He was a good man and we will always love him. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Sharon; his two children, Tania Dawson and her husband Brian and Michael Sauschuck and his wife Mary; and sisters Marie McDermott and her husband Jerry and Michele Lopriore and her husband Gary; and nieces Amy and Sara, nephew JR, their families, and, of course, the grand dogs. His family would like to express a special thank you to Beacon Hospice, in particular, Glenna, Cindy, and Dr. Donahue for their personal care and attention. No services are currently planned, but the family will host a celebration of his life in the spring. Hot Rods welcome! Arrangements by Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc., 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 12771 845.856.5191 To send a condolence note to the family visit