Peter Samaskeawicz

August 18, 1931 - June 4, 2010
Peter Samaskeawicz

Peter Samaskeawicz, 78 of Wilmington passed away June 4, 2010.

He is preceded in death by his wife Annetta Ward Samaskeawicz.

Peter is survived by his daughter Helene Browne, younger daughter Karen, son Michael Samaskeawicz and wife Lena, 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 1 great great grandchild on the way, step children William L. Thayer and wife Darlene, Rodney M. Thayer, Diane L. Hankins and husband Richard, Peter L. Thayer and wife Joy, Pauline D. Thayer, 13 step grandchildren, and a host of step great grandchildren, several brothers and sisters of which some are deceased.

Peter entered the Merchant Marines when he was just 15 years old. He then served in the US Army from 1948 to 1956 until a service related injury forced his honorable discharge. He was an avid fisherman, loved boating, traveling and the outdoors.

There will be a memorial service in Unity, Maine, later this year, for both Peter and his wife Annetta, who passed away January 17, 2009.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 4601 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403-5121

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • June 09, 2010
    Karen says:
    Condolences to all those who loved him. Im sure he was a great man to his children and shared much love with all his family. May he rest in Gods pillows and live forever with Jesus, in his great world beyond our own. And may we all forgive and love each other before we all get there ourselves. There is nothing more greater than respect and tolerance and forgiveness, for all humans and animals. Sometimes it takes a loss to see ourselves - the way we really want to be. May GOD Bless Peter (a DAD, A Friend, A Partner, A regular guy), Peter's family, and friends alike. And may GOD Bless YOU TOO.