Obituary: Albin “Skipper” Louis Waskevich, 69

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AUBURN, Mass. - Albin “Skipper” Louis Waskevich, 69, of Auburn, died suddenly on Dec. 25, 2012.

He leaves his wife of 30 years Elinor (Koury) Waskevich; three daughters: Diana L. MacLeod and her husband Robert of Groton, Dawn M. Bake of N. Brookfield, and Kristen M. Pappas of Auburn; seven grandchildren: Alison, Duncan and Tynan MacLeod; Zachary and Jonah Bake; and Derek and Dominic Pappas; his siblings Loretta Kuizinas-Carpenter of Florida, Susan Anderson of Worcester, Marie Waskevich of Spencer, Denise Adams of Spencer and Daniel Waskevich of Leicester and his stepbrother, Dennis Groleau. He also leaves nine very special nieces and nephews including his godsons, Daniel Albin Waskevich and the deceased Ryan Kuizinas.

Born April 28, 1943 in Worcester, he was the son of the late Loretta (Mitchell) Groleau. Albin was the oldest of six.

He was a 1961 graduate of Spencer High School and graduated with a bachelor of science degree from Clark University. He served in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and retired as a lieutenant commander. He was a general contractor in Auburn and has owned and operated his own business for over 30 years. He was an active volunteer in Auburn.

One of his greatest passions was spending time traveling across the country in his motor home and gathering the family together for annual camping trips. Above all else, he loved his family and was happiest when surrounded by them all.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Albin family on Tuesday, Jan.1, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Britton Wallace Funeral Home, 91Central Street, Auburn. A service celebrating his life will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag Street, Auburn.

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