John Nesteruk, 82

John Nesteruk

SEBAGO — John Nesteruk, 82, of Sebago passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. At his side was his loving wife of 57 years, Joanne Nesteruk.

Educated at Trinity College, John enjoyed a long successful career as a business executive at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. He was a star swimmer and held the Connecticut state record for the butterfly stroke while in college.

An avid fisherman throughout his adult life, John enjoyed nature, boating, sports, good food and time with family and friends.

For many years, he brought cherished memories to the Nesteruk family with his annual family reunions. Even in his later years, John could with a little prompting entertain younger family members with the ukulele songs he used to court his wife.

Upon retirement, John and his wife, Joanne, split their time between Maine and Florida. Active in the community throughout his life, John found new ways to serve others during his retirement years. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge. A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, he was a member of the Fort Myers Beach Shrine Club in Florida and served as president of the Lake Region Shrine Club in Maine. He was a particular sight to see as an enthusiastic member of the Shriners Oriental Band. John was also a member of the Sebago Lions and volunteered at the soup kitchen in Portland. After a period of spiritual reflection, John converted to Catholicism in his retirement.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by three children, Jeffrey Nesteruk of Lancaster, Pa., Janet Nesteruk of Watertown, Conn. and Jim Nesteruk of Andover, Mass.; and five grandchildren. John loved all his children and their families dearly and took great joy in their activities and accomplishments.

Visiting hours will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. At a future date, a burial service will be held in Connecticut.

Arrangements are by the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham. For online condolences, please visit the website at www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, contributions in John’s memory may be made to: The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 230 East Ohio St., Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St., Gorham, ME 04038 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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