George H. Haskell, 80

George H. Haskell

George H. Haskell

KEZAR FALLS — George H. Haskell, 80, of Porter, died peacefully on July 20, 2013 at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough with his loving family by his side.

He was born in Baldwin on Feb. 25, 1933, a son of Leland and Kathleen Black Haskell. He attended local schools and graduated from New Gloucester High School in 1951. He proudly served in the U.S. Army as a radio operator during the Korean War period.

He married Ruth Sinclair on June 25, 1960.

George worked in the lumber industry his entire life, working for several mills as a young man. He worked for 33 years at International Paper in Madison, N.H. and later worked six more years operating Haskell Labor Service as an independent contractor for International Paper.

Church was always very important to George. He most recently attended and was very active with the Sebago Church of the Nazarene. He was also very artistic and enjoyed painting pictures in his spare time. Above all, he enjoyed time spent with his family being together, especially the family croquet games that he always liked to win.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Donald Haskell; a sister, Arlene Haskell; and a great-grandson.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Ruth Haskell of Porter; his son, Steven Haskell of Gray; three daughters, Cindy Floyd of Virginia, Kim Jones of Cornish and Kathy Spencer of Biddeford; a brother, Wayne Haskell of Baldwin; three sisters, Betty True of Portland, Anna Haskell of Baldwin and Eleanor Draper of Baldwin; eleven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

An hour of visitation was held on Wednesday, July 24, immediately followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. at the Sebago Church of the Nazarene, 179 Sebago Road (Route 114), in Sebago. Pastor Dave Suitter officiated. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wnyfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: The National Parkinson’s Foundation, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

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