BELFAST - J. Wesley Malisk, 88, passed away March 14, 2013, in Belfast. He was born Nov. 30, 1924, in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the son of George and Alma (Hauer) Malisk.
He enlisted at age 17 in the U.S. Navy
, serving on the USS San Diego and saw action during World War II
. He enjoyed flying planes and loved his dogs. Wes enjoyed driving his motor home with Lois all over the country, as well as with his daughter and her family. He acted as a tax assessor for Stockton Springs and was very involved in community activities. Wes was also active in Searsport United Methodist Church.
He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife and a sister. Wes is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lois (Creigh) Malisk of Belfast; his daughter, Maryanne Malisk Murphy of Atlanta; brother, George P. Malisk and wife, Betty, of Aventura, Fla.; grandchildren, Catherine Rose Marczan and Elizabeth Rose Murphy, both of Atlanta; great-grandchildren, R.J. and Christopher Marczan; nieces and nephews, Curtis J. Jones and Anne Malisk; and special friends, George and Rochelle Russell, Cindy Bulkley and Pastor Steven McLeod.
Family and friends are invited to a memorial reception 4-6 p.m. Monday, March 18, at Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Light refreshments will be served. Those who wish may make donations in Wes' memory to Searsport United Methodist Church, 43 East Main St., Searsport, ME 04974 or Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mount Hope Ave., Bangor, ME 04401. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com