Joel H. Derouin, 70, Sackets Harbor

SACKETS HARBOR, NY —  Joel H. Derouin, 70, Sackets Harbor, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, with his family by his side.

Born May 2, 1949, in Watertown, the son of James H. and Wava Carpenter Derouin, he graduated from Sackets Harbor High School.

Joel married Sherry L. Resseguie on May 23, 1970, in Watertown. The couple lived in Sackets Harbor where Joel worked at J.H. Derouin and Sons Contracting Co.

Joel was former Chief, 1 st Assistant, Board member of Sackets Harbor Fire Dept. #40, Co-Chairman of Can-Am Festival and was Grand Marshall; he coached Little League Baseball, Pop Warner football, and coached Sackets Harbor High School Football. He was also Founding Member of Sackets Harbor Leisure and Recreation and former Citizen of The Year.

Joel is survived by his wife, Sherry; sons, Erin J. (Brenda) Derouin and Derek M. (Sarah) Derouin, all of Sackets Harbor. Grandchildren include Olivia, Leah, Alexandra, Madison, and Cameron. Brothers and sisters are Joan (Dominic) Derrigo of Sackets Harbor, Jacqueline (Robert) Marino of Watertown, , Jean
(Jeanne) Derouin of Sackets Harbor, Jeffrey Derouin of Sackets Harbor, Joyce ( Richard) Pietroski of Sackets Harbor, Jennifer Derouin of Sackets Harbor. He also has numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by three brothers, James, Jon and Jean Derouin.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at the Johnson Funeral Home, Dexter, with Rev. Jennifer Kenna officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Lakeside Cemetery, Sackets Harbor. Calling hours will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday March 2, at the funeral home.

Donations may be made to Sackets Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.

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