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James A. Washnock

James A. Washnock, 68, loving husband of Cathy (Marchese) Washnock, passed away peacefully at his Ipswich home on Thursday morning, July 14, 2011.

The son of Joe and Lena Washnock, was born and raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, one of four children. Following his graduation  from West Virginia University in 1967, he began his career in medical equipment sales. Whether it was running with his border collie at his side, landscaping in his yard, taking on the next home improvement project, or keeping up with his children, Jim was always active throughout his life.  More recently, in addition to staying busy around his own house in Ipswich, he enjoyed weekend road trips to Maine with Cathy, helping Mikkel with several home improvement projects at his home in Stamford, sharing his knowledge of the medical industry with Lauren, a nurse, or driving his classically restored 1953 Ford F-100. He was fortunate to spend a lot of his time doing what he enjoyed best - being with his grandchildren, Maddie and Butchie.

 In addition to his wife Cathy of forty-three years, he is survived by  his son, Mikkel and his wife Effy of Stamford, CT; his daughter Lauren, and his two  beautiful grandchildren, Madelyn and David “Butchie” Hanson of Essex; three sisters and their husbands, Martha Piszczor of New Salem, Pennsylvania, JoAnn and Ralph Salvato of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, and Kathy and Dan Morris of Melrose Park, Illinois, and several generations of nieces and  nephews.  

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated  9 am Tuesday, July 19th at Our Lady of Hope Church, 1 Pineswamp Road in Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the American Cancer Society  PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718 or the Wounded Warrior Project,  PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675-8517.  Arrangements are under the direction  of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.

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