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Monday, November 22, 2021

John Sawaya

John Sawaya
John Sawaya

John Sammia Sawaya III, 68, of Belleview, Florida passed away unexpectedly on November 17, 2021. John was born in Ocala, Florida to John S. and Martha C. Sawaya on November 23, 1952. He graduated from Ocala High School in 1970 and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Florida. He began his teaching career at Vanguard High School and transferred to Belleview High School until his retirement, teaching Geometry and Algebra II as well as coaching the girls golf team. John enjoyed fishing, golf, his beloved Notre Dame football team, and most importantly, his dogs. John is survived by his sister Mary Martha Sawaya Hilley and her children, Jennifer Leigh Hilley, Karen Elaine Hilley-Tittle, and Daniel Jonathan Hilley and their respective spouses as well as close friends, extended family, and children who adored him. A memorial service will be held at the Roberts Downtown Chapel on Saturday, December 11 at 2 p.m. for visitation with a prayer and remembrance service at 2:30. Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremations will be handling the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to the Humane Society of Marion County at 701 NW 14th Rd, Ocala, Florida 34475. The family wishes to extend their thanks to all who mourn with us for this fine man and his legacy.