Obituary for Douglas John Sajewich

Douglas John Sajewich, 79, passed away on July 3, 2022.

Born on June 26, 1943 to the late John and Genevieve Sajewich in Montclair, NJ. Doug graduated from Seton Hall University, was an Assistant Golf Pro before he was called to serve his country in the Army and was a Life Member of the VVA Chapter 966. He began his life in NJ, lived in Saratoga Springs, NY working as a Facilities Manager for State Farm Insurance with territory stretching from Maine to NJ/NY for 35 years before retiring to North Carolina in 2004.

Doug was a kind and generous soul with the memory of an elephant. Proud of his Ukrainian/Polish heritage and a supporter of Native Americans. He was an avid golfer, Brooklyn Dodgers fan, Alfa Romeo enthusiast that enjoyed Formula 1 racing, James Bond movies, exploring other parts of the world and discussing the many wonders of Hawaii to anyone that would listen. He was meticulous about spreading pine straw and a master at making tea. We will all miss his direct honesty. 

A loving husband of 24 years, he is survived by his wife JoAnn, his children; Sandra (MN), Douglas Jr (NY), and William (NC), grandchildren Taylor and Justin, sister Leona (FL) and many nieces and nephews. A mass will be held in his honor at Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church in Biscoe, NC on Thursday, July 7th at 11:00 AM.

Our special thanks to all the wonderful staff at FirstHealth Hospice & Palliative Care in Pinehurst that cared for him in his final days. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made in his honor to FirstHealth Hospice House, 150 Applecross Rd., Pinehurst, NC 28374 or Our Lady of the Americas, PO 519, Candor, NC 27229.

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Service arrangements have been entrusted to Boles Funeral Home.

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