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SASEN Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com John Francis Sasen, Sr., 70, passed away in Jacksonville, FL on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. He was born to the late Joseph and Mona Sasen in Springfield, MA on April 22, 1942. John was with PSS World Medical for over 22 years and just recently joined McKesson as their Sr. VP Marketing. Prior to joining PSS, John served for 20 years as VP of Sales, Marketing and Distributor Relations for a division of Becton Dickinson & Company, a manufacturer of healthcare products. In that position, he directed product development and marketing efforts, technical services, product services and customer service. In addition, John was a member of the Board of Directors for the HESKA Corporation, a manufacturer of companion animal products for practicing veterinarians, where he also served on both the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees. He also served on the Board of the Heath Industry Distributors Association, a non-profit organization that addresses the needs of the healthcare industry. John was also a Director of the Boys Home Foundation. He was considered a legend in the medical-surgical field and was loved by all who knew him. John gave unselfishly of his time to mentor countless people in the industry. His favorite hobbies were scuba diving, skiing, fishing, kayaking and bicycling. Survivors include his wife of 13 years Sarah Sasen; son John F. Sasen, Jr.; daughters Deborah Eckenroth (Eric) and Cindy Ramsey (David); grandchildren Adam and Holly Eckenroth, Carter, Zachary and Mary Ramsey; brothers Charles Sasen and Joseph Buddy Sasen (Barbara); sister Diane Sasen Baldyga ; stepchildren John Cargill MacMillan, Jr., Katherine MacMillan Rothschild (James), Marion Wilson MacMillan (fianc Dr. David Cangemi) and Sarah Percy MacMillan; step grandchildren Lily Cameron Rothschild, Wilson MacMillan Rothschild, Cameron Cargill Rothschild; mother-in-law Louise Young Wilson; brother-in-law Robert Heggie Wilson (Julie Pullman); and sister-in-law Katherine Young Wilson. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28th with a Prayer Vigil at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church of Ponte Vedra Beach, with Monsignor Daniel B. Logan as Celebrant. Inurnment will be at a later date in the columbarium of the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in John s name to either the Glastonbury Abbey, 16 Hull Street, Hingham, MA 02043 or to the Boy s Home Foundation, Inc., c/o William L. Hazelgrove, 1550 Westbrook Court, #6211, Richmond, VA 23227. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Services under the direction and care of:
Published in the Florida Times-Union on Feb. 28, 2013
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