LEEDS — John Gerald Koris of Leeds passed away at home on Saturday, July 22, with his family by his side. He was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2014.

John was born February 6, 1962, to parents Anthony and Billie (Doucette) Koris of Rumford. He was married to the love of his life, Carol Ann (Boucher) Koris, in 1984, and together they had one son, Jacob Boucher Koris. John had three siblings, David Koris and spouse, Molly (Burke) Koris, of North Carolina, Dawn (Koris) Nash and spouse, Steve Nash, of Turner, and Tasha Koris of New Hampshire. He also leaves behind his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Bernice (Morin) Boucher; and brother-in-law, Jeffrey Boucher; along with many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, and cousins and friends.

John grew up in Rumford, graduated from Rumford High School in 1980 and went on to college at the University of Maine in Orono for civil engineering. He worked for Bridge Construction and later went on to Technical Services Inc. While working there, he obtained his professional engineering license. He also started his own company, Land Resource Engineering. His final position was at Pike Industries, where he worked for nearly 20 years.

John was a member of many organizations, including the State of Maine Professional Engineers, Maine Aggregate Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, Westbrook/Gorham Chamber of Commerce, Westbrook Rotary Club, Associated General Contractors, Maine Better Transportation Association, and the Rumford Elks Club. He was also a member of the Notary Club.

John enjoyed an active life. If he wasn’t working, he was spending time with family and friends, playing basketball, golfing, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing, swimming and ice fishing. He truly loved his friends and family. They visited him throughout his journey and would take John for rides, visits, tell stories, or take him out to eat. You know who you are; he was very thankful for you. John would always feel so much better after each visit.

We want to thank the GoFundMe page started by John’s Angels for John’s journey. It helped to lessen the cost for the family as he was kept home and cared for until the end.

Special thanks to Richard and Bernice Boucher for their extensive help over these past couple of years. Thank you to all of the friends who have visited John over the past three years. That meant so much to him and his wife as it made him feel he was not forgotten. Also a special thanks to the Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, Dr. David Burke, Dr. Pamela Wansker and Dr. James Cogan.

John Gerald Koris

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