Somerville/Medford Remembering Somerville Police Officer John “Jack” Leuchter

Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of John “Jack” Leuchter on his passing.

John “Jack” Leuchter was a wonderful person who had many friends in Somerville and Medford where he will be sadly missed but will be never forgotten.

Obituary of John “Jack” Leuchter

John “Jack” Leuchter of Stoneham, Massachusetts passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at the age of 75 after several years of declining health. Jack died peacefully with his beloved wife of fifty-three years Patricia and their three children Kimberly, Shawn and Kelley by his side.
Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Jack is the son of late Alice B. (Leuchter) Ventre. He is a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, father-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. Jack will be missed by all who knew him.
Jack is a humble and honorable family man. For 35 years he served as a Somerville Police Officer and three term Police Union President. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, but his greatest joy was in his role as “grandpa punky” to Logan, Paige & Savannah. He tried to be present for as many activities as his schedule allowed and everyone who knew him heard funny stories and knew the grandchildren’s names. They were his greatest joy! He always encouraged their passions whether it was building a ninja warrior course in the back yard, teaching them shake and bake basketball defense, or cheering them on at their dance recitals!
Jack was a kid at heart with a famous smirk that made all of our lives more fun. He will be missed but never forgotten! Jack was also an animal lover known as the dog whisper in our family. He had a blast spoiling all the grand dogs in the family with unlimited treats and hikes.
Jack was a hero to his children who aspire to be as good of a parent as him. He was a neighborhood dad and everyone’s friend.
Jack is the beloved husband of Patricia (Ray) Leuchter. He is the devoted father of Kimberly Levesque and her husband Roger, Shawn Leuchter and Kelley Sferrazza and her husband Michael. The cherished grandfather of Logan & Paige Levesque and Savannah Sferrazza, Jack is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews and his beloved dogs River, Yeti and Gracie.
Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street, (RT 28) STONEHAM, Thursday, December 9th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Jack’s Eternal Life in Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Jack’s family on Wednesday, December 8th from 4-7pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available. Interment Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Jack’s memory to the “Comfort Care Grant” at Sawtelle Hospice House in Reading, Massachusetts 01867. Donations can be made to Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home, 600 Cummings Center, Suite 270X, Beverly, MA 01915.
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  1. Later in the day, the Somerville Museum, the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, and others will commemorate the Somerville veterans buried at or commemorated by the 1863 Civil War Monument in Milk Row Cemetery (439 Somerville Avenue, next to Market Basket). A brief ceremony, accompanied by a bugler, will be held at this historic site at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and the site is ADA accessible. For more information, contact Brandon at or (617) 776-3938.

    Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Director of Human Services, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 x2250 or

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