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Joseph (Joe) A. Waraskevich, 87, of Winslow, passed away early Saturday morning, May 10, 2008. Joe was born in Winslow on January 17, 1921. The son of John and Victoria (Spirydovich) Waraskevich, he was a 1939 graduate of Winslow High School. He worked as a pipefitter at Scott Paper Company for 42 years, taking a break only to serve in the United States Marine Corps First Raider Battalion in the South Pacific during World War II.

He loved and enjoyed his camp at Roach Pond near Moosehead Lake, where he spent his vacations and retirement. He and his wife Lucie also enjoyed travel, visiting Canada and parts of the United States, including Texas, where they attended their youngest daughter’s wedding.

Joe was a member of the V.F.W., the American Legion and Elks Club #905.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years Lucie (Bourgoin) Waraskevich; son Anthony J. Waraskevich and his wife Nancy of Waterville; daughter Carol A. Paradis and her husband Wayne of Windham, Maine; daughter Lois Kinman and her husband Jeff of Lewisville, Texas; four grandsons: Joey and Jared Waraskevich of Waterville, Christopher Paradis of Mesa, Arizona, and Scott Paradis of Windham.

A memorial service is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Thursday, May 15 at St. John Catholic Church in Winslow. In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on Elm Street in Waterville, Maine.