John "Jack" Hentosh, 72, of Salem passed away peacefully Thursday morning, November 3, 2016 at Kaplan House, Danvers, following a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Maureen (Irving) Hentosh of the Salem Willows.
Born in Hazelton, PA Jack was the son of the late John J. and Mary (Yencho) Hentosh. After schooling, Jack joined the U.S. Navy and served his country honorably during the Vietnam War. Returning home, Jack worked for over thirty years for Analogic Corporation as an Electronic Technician. After his retirement Jack took a position as a crossing guard at Witchcraft Heights School where he cherished the students. He was an avid boater and a member of the Salem Willows Yacht Club. He enjoyed sailing trips to the Caribbean as well as summers sailing his boat the Harvest Moon in the waters of the North Shore. You could often find Jack at many ice rinks watching his grandchildren Kyle and Mady playing hockey.
Along with his wife, Maureen Hentosh of Salem, Jack is survived by his sons, Daniel P Hentosh of Salem, and Scott L. Hentosh of Middleton and his wife Dawn of Peabody; five grandchildren, Zachary, Gabriella, Kyle, Stacia Anne, and Madison Hentosh; a sister Rose Marie Demsko of Shamokin, PA; and a brother-in-law James B Irving and his wife Elaine (Soucy) of Hampton, NH; and several nieces and nephews. Jack was also was the brother-in-law of the late Bruce Irving and his wife Lanetta of Newbury, and the late John "Murphy" Demsko of Pennsylvania.
Jack's family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center, Spaulding Rehab Hospital, and Kaplan House for the wonderful care he received throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the resident activity fund at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center 7 Loring Hills Ave, Salem 01970 or to Kaplan House Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St. Danvers 01923.
Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4-8pm in the Berube & Sons Funeral Home, 191 Lafayette St, Salem. Relatives and friends are invited. Jack's funeral Mass will be Wednesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorne Blvd. Salem. To leave a message in the online guest book please visit www.BerubeFuneralHome.com.