Weekly Feature

2017-07-13 / Obituaries

William M. Maskal, Lancaster High School graduate


Maskal Maskal William “Bill” Michael Maskal, 70, of Fort Myers, Florida, formerly of Lancaster, died Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Mr. Maskal was a graduate of Lancaster High School in the class of 1964 and played on its football team. He earned an associate degree in food technology from Morrisville State College and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Texas A&M University, graduating with honors.

He also undertook graduate studies in urban planning at Wayne State University in Detroit and also served as the deputy director of housing for the city of Highland Park, Michigan.

After relocating to Charlotte, North Carolina, he had a career in land use planning and community development for the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development.

Mr. Maskal was active with organizations such as the Shriners and the Masons, and he worked as a volunteer on various political campaigns of candidates who supported programs to benefit the public good.

He was an avid reader who loved children, dogs, the Buffalo Bills and movies. He retired in Florida and spent his remaining years enjoying the ocean from his houseboat.

Mr. Maskal is survived by his companion, Bernice Kirk; two children, Nicholas and Chandler; and two siblings, JoAnne Sundell and Elaine Burke.

Memorials may be made to the Lancaster Boys and Girls Club, 5440 Broadway Ave., Lancaster, NY 14086.

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