Wayne B. Sawlivich

September 16th, 2016

Wayne B. Sawlivich, age 59, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly on September 15, 2016, at the Winchester Hospital.

Wayne was born on September 8, 1957, in Waterville, ME; he was the dear son of the late Mitchel and Lucille (Bradstreet) Sawlivich. Wayne was raised and educated in Sidney, ME and a graduate of Messalonskee High School. Wayne went on to continue his education at the University of Maine in Orono, ME; earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology and Bio-Chemistry and then onto Boston University where he earned his Master’s Degree in Bio-Chemistry.

Wayne was extremely knowledgeable in the pharmaceutical field; he was sought after and was instrumental in several “start up” pharmacy companies throughout the years. At the time of his death, Wayne was employed as a Bio-Chemist for the Shire Pharmaceutical Company in Lexington.

Wayne married “his sweetheart” Mary Howard in 1981 and the couple moved to Woburn, MA where they lived for several years before settling in Wilmington in 1989. Wayne and Mary had two wonderful sons Mitchell and Daniel whom they adored. Wayne loved his family unconditionally and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them.

In his spare time, Wayne liked to read, travel, play video games, build and repair computers; this was a hobby that he shared with his sons.

Wayne will be fondly remembered as a likeable guy, hardworking, and devoted to his family and friends; Wayne will forever be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wayne was the beloved husband of Mary (Howard) Sawlivich, devoted father of Mitchell Sawlivich & his girlfriend Christina Garrity and Daniel Sawlivich all of Wilmington. Cherished son of the late Mitchel and Lucille (Bradstreet) Sawlivich, dear brother of Lynn Sawlivich of Taunton. Son-in-law of James & Rita Howard formerly of Dennysville, ME, brother-in-law of Carroll & Susan Howard of Raymond, NH, James & Lynne Howard of Crawford, ME, and Scott & Donna Howard of Newton, NH. Wayne is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Tuesday, September 20th for Visitation from 2:00-4:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Funeral Service at 4:00.

In lieu of flowers donations in Wayne’s memory may be made to the Wilmington Fire Dept., 1 Adelaide St., Wilmington, MA 01887.


7 Entries in Guest Book for “Wayne B. Sawlivich”

  1. Beth & Neil Chesley says:

    Wayne will be missed. So sorry we can not be at the service, but our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  2. Sandy Otis Doucette says:

    I will always remember his great smile, wonderful sense of humor. He was a kind and gentle soul and will be greatly missed. Love you, old friend. All of the Otis family remember you fondly.

  3. Jimmy Chanthanasinh says:

    I was fortunate enough to have worked with Wayne and gotten to know him over the years. His laughter and presence in any room cannot be mistaken and one I’ll always remember.
    I will miss our Star Trek chats and his one of a kind sense of humor.

    From Leonard Nimoy’s last tweet…

    “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory.”

  4. Harland and Shirley Bragg says:

    To Wayne’s Family,
    You have our deep and heartfelt sympathy….The Braggs

  5. Robert Bradstreet says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to Wayne’s family.
    Bob and Toni Bradstreet

  6. Louise Corey Erskine says:

    I have fond memories of Wayne, Lynn, Lucille, and Mitchell Sawlivich, who were our next door neighbors when I was growing up. My sincere condolences to Wayne’s family and to Lynn. – Louise Corey Erskine

  7. Jacqui Archer says:

    Dear Mary,
    Sending heart felt sympathy on the sudden loss of your dear husband Wayne. As part of our Davita family, our genuine sympathy to you and your sons. Wishing you peace to bring comfort. courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart. Jacqui Archer North Andover Renal Center.

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