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John Paul Maciejewski

December 15, 1944 — August 31, 2020

John Paul Maciejewski, 75, passed away Monday, August 31, 2020. Born in Bay City, Michigan, he joined the US Navy in 1963 at the age of 18 during the Cold War era. He served nine years in the US Navy Submarine Service. Serving his country was to him an honor and privilege. He loved our country and was a true patriot. The training he received in the US Navy to become a Nuclear Reactor Operator on a submarine paved the way for his career in the nuclear power industry outside the military. He began working for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Boston, Massachusetts. He traveled to Japan to assist in the building and startup of a nuclear power plant for a short while. He was employed by Virginia Power in Richmond, Virginia for a number of years until he was recruited to TVA in Chattanooga. He was the Quality Control Manager of the Nuclear Power Plants, and then was the Nuclear Power Safety Manager. After 10 years and 1 day, John retired.

John was an avid boater, loved spending time on the water and in it. In his younger years, he taught scuba diving classes as a Dive Master and spent a lot of time at diving destinations in the Caribbean. Being a voracious reader, he always had a book or two going at a time and learned to read when he was 5 and in the hospital with Polio.

John loved spending time with his family and especially his many grandchildren. The past few years they were blessed with a service dog from Canine Companions for Independence. Hammy was the perfect dog for John and our family. He is laid back, but was always attentive to John's needs and was there when John needed his help, comforting or companionship. Hammy completed the family and brought healing and love to the family when they need it the most.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Amelia Maciejewski.

John is survived by his loving wife, Sheri Streety formerly from Cleveland but resided with John in Chattanooga; sons, Jay Maciejewski (Susete) of Attleboro, Massachusetts and Andrew (Janelle) Maciejewski of New Port News, Virginia; daughter, Shawna (Craig) Wilder of Kalamazoo, Michigan; stepdaughters, Lisa Rogers Bolus of  Katy, Texas and Elizabeth Rogers Wilmot of Bryson City, North Carolina; grandchildren, Sophia and Mikayla Maciejewski of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Chase, Carson, Conlan, Macy, Crew and Mallory Wilder of Kalamazoo, Michigan, McKinley and Cole Maciejewski of Newport News, Virginia, Kosi and Barrett Wilmot of Bryson City, North Carolina,  Lori Parris Bigos of Chattanooga, Tennessee; great-granddaughters, Grace Hodges of Chattanooga and Adeline Rose Bigos of Ooltewah, Tennessee; brother, Alan (Gloria) Maciejewski of Senatoba, Misouri; sister, Jean (Norm) Kato of Pinconning, Michigan along with several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date with interment in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate contributions be made to the Canine Companions for Independence, Southeast Regional Center, 8150 Clarcona Ocoee Road, Orlando, FL 32818.

Survivors and arrangements are entrusted to Serenity of Cleveland Funeral Home,


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