Philip Wasel, 61

Philip Wasel

Philip Wasel

CLINTON, MASS. — Philip Wasel, 61, a longtime resident of Clinton, Mass., Northboro, Mass., and Harrison, Maine, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, surrounded by his loving family.

Phil was born and raised in Clinton, son of the late William and Viola (Ciesluk) Wasel and was a 1972 graduate of Clinton High School. Following graduation from North Adams State College in 1976, Phil was employed at Digital and Prime Computer, and built residential homes in Worcester County. As a co-founder of Metro Wire and Cable in 1987, he owned and operated "Metro" for 20 years before his retirement.

Although he was a successful businessman, he much preferred spending time with his family and friends, simply enjoying life. He was an avid New England sports fan and volunteered his time as a soccer, baseball, and basketball coach for Northboro youth sports. He loved Long Lake, "the best lake in Maine," where he vacationed and later resided for 20 years. Phil was an avid outdoorsman; he loved snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing, boating, and water skiing. He also spent many years exploring Palm Island, Fla., and the surrounding area. The destination every August was Saratoga, N.Y., to watch the horses. Phil was a devoted husband, father, brother, and friend. He will be missed.

He is survived by his wife Sandi (Joslyn) Wasel of Clinton; a daughter Sarah Walsh and her husband Ken of East Greenwich, R.I.; two sons, Philip James Wasel Jr. and his wife Lisa of Westboro, Mass., and Michael Wasel and his wife Brandica of Harrison; a brother William Wasel and his wife Carol, of Sterling, Mass.; grandchildren, Aiden and Ryan Walsh, Sophia and Victoria Wasel, Donnie Cook, Faten and Gage Burgess; and nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was predeceased by his sister Joan.

Phil's funeral was held on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016, with a service at 11 a.m. in the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church Street, Clinton, Mass. Burial followed in St. John's Cemetery, Lancaster, Mass. Relatives and friends were invited to attend calling hours on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wasel Memorial Fund to fight Cystic Fibrosis, Avidia Bank, 100 East Main St., Westboro, MA 01581.

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