Waito R. Koskela
Waito Raymond Koskela, 88, of South Woodstock, died July 18, 2010 at the Androscoggin Hospice House.
He was born in Woodstock on Nov. 13, 1921 the son of Edward and Tilda (Kettunin) Koskela and was educated in local schools. Waito was a farmer and logger most of his life and had worked at the South Portland Ship Yard and as a cabinetmaker at Cornwall’s.
He is survived by three sons, Waito E. Koskela and his wife Patricia and Shirley Koskela and his wife Judith all of Woodstock and Kenneth Koskela and his wife Theresa of West Paris; five daughters, Dianna Jackson and her husband Philip of Auburn, Martha Lavoie and her husband Clifford of Minot, Deborah Purcell of Lewiston, Katrina Thibeault and her husband Michael and Beth Verrill and her husband Peter all of New Gloucester; sister Mirja Rainey of West Paris and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; one son, Douglas Hale; and one sister. Helvi Hale.
Private graveside services will be held for the family at the Koskela-Dunham Cemetery.
Memorials in his memory are suggested to the St. Mary’s Cancer Resource Center, 93 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.andrewsgreenleaf.com.