JOHN NICHOLAS BELUCH

John Nicholas Beluch of Haddonfield, NJ died peacefully on January 17, 2021. Beloved husband of Denette Myers Beluch for 45 years, survived by his daughter, Natasha Simone Lupus, and granddaughters, Zoe Katherine and Isla Danielle of Mt Laurel, NJ; sisters: Elaine Church of Arlington, VA; Cathy Galante of Hoboken, NJ; Marji Beluch of Cherry Hill, NJ; brother, Michael Beluch of Voorhees, NJ and predeceased by brother, Russell Beluch and sister, Dolores Beluch. Dow Chemical hired John when he was a physics major at St. Joseph University to serve during the Vietnam War. Due to his interests in foreign timberland and ability to speak multiple languages, he founded his own U.S. Woodworking Machinery business. While running his factory in Northern Thailand, he taught English in Chao Phraya, where a school is named after him. John was also an ordained Buddhist monk. He had a passion for traveling; his anniversary celebrations in the South Polynesian and Hawaiian Isles were out of this world. John was always up for telling jokes and hosting dinner parties. Admired by family and friends for his building expertise, travel adventures, green thumb skills, and gourmet cooking; he created memorable itineraries, gardens and meals. Being the proud grandfather of Zoe and Isla and Uncle to 4 nieces and 7 nephews were great joys to him.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private interment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan Hospice or Grace Episcopal Church in Haddonfield, NJ. A memorial service will be held at a later date, in March of 2022.

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