John E. Tersavich
John E. Tersavich, 91, of South Windsor passed away Feb.13, 2017. He was born to the late John Tersavich and Catherine Tersavich Cushman and raised in South Windsor where he also built his home and raised his family. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rebecca Jane (Emerick) Tersavich (who he was reunited with on Valentine's Day!), infant twin daughters, and his brothers Howard Tersavich, and Arthur Cushman as well as several brothers-in-law, a niece, and several nephews. John served in the Army during WWII in the Philippines and began a lifetime career driving tractor trailers soon after he returned home. John loved adventures with family which included regular trips to ME, NH, Cape Cod, and PA to hunt, fish, and snowmobile. He attained a pilot's license as well as an award for "The biggest buck in Maine." He also had a love for creating a bountiful vegetable garden and maintaining his yard. John had volunteerism in his heart. He volunteered for the SW little league and SW fire department, retiring as Captain of Company One. As a strong spirit, he was always there with a helping hand. There came a point in his life when he couldn't do the activities he loved. His priorities shifted from what he could do to who he could be. In his later years, he became a gentle spirit with a genuine smile and never a complaint no matter what life threw at him. He also leaves behind his loving children, Diane Jarvis of Manchester, Susan Bostwick and her husband Robert of Enfield, Sharon Fullana and her husband Joseph of Windsor, Robert Tersavich and his wife Linda of South Windsor, Barbara Tersavich of Coventry, and Kenneth Tersavich of Manchester; his beloved grandchildren Ryan, Amanda, Katlyn, Shelby, and Kenneth. He also leaves his sister Lillian Chapman of South Windsor, his dedicated brother William Cushman and his wife Joan of Suffield, his sister Jean Snow and her husband Russell of FL as well as several sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, cousins, nieces, and nephews. John's family would like to acknowledge the exceptional care given by the entire staff of Suffield House. Their loving and compassionate care of John and his family was and is greatly appreciated. Calling hours will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 10am-12Noon at the Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Rd, South Windsor. A service will begin in the funeral home at 12 Noon. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Wapping Cemetery, South Windsor. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.
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