SAKOWSKI John S., Jr. died suddenly while on his way to Florida on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at age 60. Born April 23, 1952 to Harriet and John Sakowski in Springfield Ma. John grew up and attended high school in Palmer Ma., and spent much of his adult life at 14 Meehan St., Jamaica Plain, later retiring to Cape Cod and Florida. An artist of local renown, John was an adventurous spirit who strode purposefully through the worlds of art, commerce, and boating. He studied pottery and later instructed as a faculty member at the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. He spent most of his professional life as a construction supervisor in the Greater Boston area. John applied his sharp mind to current events and political history. He was an avid and knowledgeable recreational boater and spent many summers fishing on Cape Cod Bay with his family and friends. He is survived by an older brother, David St. John of Wellesley, a younger sister, Donna Bergeron of Monson, a nephew, two nieces, and a grand-nephew and grand-niece. He was particularly admired by his grand-nephew who believed he was a “real-life pirate”. Many kids that knew him referred to him as “Uncle-Buck”. John was a unique and colorful character, admired by many. A memorial service will be held at 10am on Sunday, June 9th at the home of David St. John, 59 Bradford Rd., East Dennis, MA followed by a burial at sea.
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Published in Boston Herald on June 4, 2013