James Bruce Sackett

FatherElmer Leo Sackett (1919-1997)
MotherJune Rose Bandfield (1923-2007)
Marriage1992, Virginia Beach, VirginiaGJacqueline Ann (Ponessi) Marsh6
Marriage1996, Virginia BeachGKeike Sasaki Newton7
Marriage2002, Newport News, VirginiaGLinda Maria Jablonski8
James Bruce Sackett
(Src: Daily Press, Newport News, VA)
James Bruce Sackett, US Navy officer, police patrolman, son of Elmer Leo Sackett and June Rose Bandfield, was born in Sacramento, CaliforniaG, on 9 December 1944.1,2 He died aged 65 in Newport News, VirginiaG, on 3 April 2010.3,4,5 James married five times. The names of his first two wives have not been ascertained. He married third at Virginia Beach, VirginiaG, on 23 September 1992, Jacqueline Ann (Ponessi) Marsh, daughter of James Thomas Ponessi and Catherine Elizabeth Leghorn.6 James and Jacqueline divorced at Virginia BeachG on 17 July 1995.9 He married fourth at Virginia BeachG on 14 October 1996, Keike Sasaki Newton.7 They divorced in York County, VirginiaG, on 3 February 2000.10 He married fifth at Newport News, VirginiaG, on 21 March 2002, Linda Maria Jablonski.8
     James served in the US Navy for thirty years, enlisting on 19 June 1962 and retiring on 31 August 1992 in the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal on 30 April 1981 for meritorious service.11,12

James Bruce Sackett
Newport News - James "Jim" Bruce Sackett died April 3, 2010, at home at the age of 65.
     He was born in Sacramento, Calif., in 1944. Jim retired after 30 years of service from the Navy as an E-9 Master Chief Petty Officer. He also served for 10 years with the Newport News Police Department as a patrolman. After retirement Jim worked for several different local businesses which include Branscome, Bass Pro, and Busch Gardens.
     Jim loved to fish, hunt, and ride his Harley Davidson. He also loved "his beer."
     Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and June Sackett; grandparents, Leo and Georgia Sackett; and a sister, Beverly Byrd.
     Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Linda Sackett; a daughter, Shannon Ormonde of California; and two sons, Kevin Sackett of California, and Jason Jablonski of Newport News; a brother, Leo Sackett and his wife, Janet of California; three grandchildren, Jayce of Newport News, Skyler and Kody of California; and many nieces and nephews.
     A private service will be held at a later date.
     Please leave condolences at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com. Arrangements by W.J.Smith & Son Funeral Home.
     View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Daily Press, Newport News, Virginia, 5 Apr 2010, p A6

 Notes & Citations

  1. Death record.
  2. "California Birth Index, 1905–1995" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, James Bruce, b. Orange County, CA, 9 Dec 1944, mother Bandfield."
  3. Obituary.
  4. "Social Security Death Index" (Ancestry transcript), "James B. Sackett, b. 9 Dec 1944, d. 3 Apr 2010, SSN 562-64-9705 issued CA, residence 23606, Newport News, Newport News City, Virginia."
  5. "Virginia, Death Records, 1912–2014" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, James Bruce, d. Newport News, VA, 3 Apr 2010."
  6. "Virginia Marriage Records, 1936–2014" (Ancestry image), "Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23 Sep 1992, James Bruce Sackett, 47, b. CA, 9 Dec 1944, 3rd m., of 3850 Chimney Creek, Virginia Beach, father Elmer Leo Sackett, mother June Rose Bandfield; to Jacqueline Ann (Ponessi) Marsh, 37, b. NY, 28 Apr 1955, 2nd m., of 3850 Chimney Creek, father James Thomas Ponessi, mother Catherine Elizabeth Leghorn. By Mary E Cooper, Marriage Commissioner, Virginia Beach."
  7. "Virginia Marriage Records, 1936–2014" (Ancestry transcript), "York, Virginia, 14 Oct 1996, James Bruce Sackett & Keike Sasaki Newton."
  8. "Virginia Marriage Records, 1936–2014", (Ancestry image), "Newport News, Virginia, 21 Mar 2002, James Bruce Sackett & Linda Maria Jablonski."
  9. "Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014" (Ancestry transcript), "Virginia Beach, Virginia, 17 Jul 1995, James Bruce Sackett & Jacqueline Ann Sackett."
  10. "Virginia Divorce Records, 1918-2014", "York, Virginia, 3 Feb 2000, James Bruce Sackett & Keiko Sackett."
  11. "US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File" (Ancestry transcript), "Sackett, James Bruce, b. 9 Dec 1944, d. 3 Apr 2010, branch Navy, enlisted 19 Jun 1962, discharged 31 Aug 1992."
  12. "U.S., Navy and Marines Awards and Decorations, 1942-1994" (Ancestry transcript), "James Bruce Sackett, award 30 Apr 1981, Army Commendation Medal, regt Fleet, service Navy, action Meritorious, awarded by US Army."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line11th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Sackett Family Association descendants
Kevin Sackett and Shannon Ormonde.
Last Edited11 Aug 2022

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