John Wajda, 43, of Lower Waterford, Vermont, and formerly of Martha's Vineyard and Methuen, died on Wednesday, January 12, while at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.
John was born on January 20, 1967, in Stamford, Conn., the son of Lloyd and Suzanne (Bergeron) Wajda. He was a graduate of Methuen High School and, later, the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelors degree in Business and Sociology.
He worked for Goodale Construction Co. on Martha's Vineyard for 12 years. Later he was a self-employed contractor working in the construction business. He and his wife Amy began and operated their own business in Waterford — Natural Cleaning Solutions.
John's favorite pastimes include basketball and hiking the hills of Vermont and the beaches of the Vineyard. But most important was John's passion for his family and his Lord and Savior.
Survivors include his wife and best friend, Amy (Lowe) Wajda, whom he married July 28, 1990; their five children: Allyson, Emma, Sarah, Elizabeth "Izzy", and Matthew, all of Waterford; his parents: Lloyd and Suzanne Wajda of Methuen; two sisters, Mary Towler and husband, Daniel, of Salem, N.H., and Anne Bachta and husband, John, of Methuen; his mother and father-in-law, Irving and Alma Lowe of Brooksville, Fla.; Amy's family: Christopher Lowe and wife, Gwen, Brenda Pazar and husband, John, Thomas Lowe and wife, Roberta, Damien and Donald Childs; many nieces and nephews; and his church family.
Visiting hours will be held Monday evening, January 17, from 6 to 8 pm at the Union Baptist Church, located on Rte. 5 south of St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Funeral services will be held at the church on Tuesday, January 18, at 1 pm with the Rev. Pastor Paul Powers officiating.
Donations made for the benefit of John's family may be directed to Passumpsic Savings Bank, 81 Meadow Street, Littleton, N.H. 03561.
Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.saylesfh.com. Arrangements are by Sayles Funeral Home of St. Johnsbury, Vt.