BRUNSWICK ? William J. Paschke, age 50, died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at his home in the company of family and friends.
He was born in Oak Park, IL on March 27, 1957 a son of Charles J. and Marjorie Walsh Paschke. He graduated with a B.S. from Indiana University, PA class of 1980. He married Mona J. Castonguay in Brunswick on July 6, 1996.
Bill owned and operated his own contracting business. He was named a "Paul Harris Fellow" of Rotary International for his "tangible and significant assistance furthering understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world".
Bill's efforts and selflessness earned him recognition from Asaprosar, the Salvadoran Association for Rural Health, for his "passion, energy, generosity and dedication to improving the lives of El Salvador's poorest families."
He was an avid basketball player and coach, and a faithful N.E. Patriots fan. He was a sundance supporter and a member of Kalpulli Kennebec. He dabbled in acting and modeling and played semipro football.
He is predeceased by his father, Charles Paschke.
Bill is survived by his wife Mona Paschke of Brunswick; four sons, Jack Paschke of Providence RI, Logan Paschke of Providence, RI, Marc Berube of Minot, ME, Eric Berube of Brunswick; a daughter Michaela; his mother Marjorie Paschke of York, PA; four brothers, Raymond Paschke and his wife Kathy of Sewickley, PA, Chip Paschke and his wife Maryna of York, PA, Bob Paschke and Deidre, of Norfolk, MA, Jim Paschke and his wife Margie of York, PA; four sisters, Peg Thale and her husband, Steve, of Manhattan, MT; Mary Ohlmann and her husband, Dean, of Coloma, MI, Katy Ondek and her husband, Tom, of Pittsburgh, PA, Jean Merritt and her husband, Jeff, of York, PA. He is also survived by his 'adoptive' family from Brunswick, ME Lucille and the late John Fournier and family.
Friends and family can visit 3-5 PM, 7-9 PM Tuesday, October 16 at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick. A service celebrating Mr. Paschke's life will be held at 10 AM Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences can be expressed at www.brackettfuneralhome.com. Contributions can be made to The William J. Paschke Memorial Fund, Main Community Foundation, 245 Main Street, Ellsworth, ME 04065.