East Millnocket -
Ronald Calvin LeVasseur, 67, passed away September 16, 2016, at Maine Veteran's Home, Bangor, after battling a sudden illness. He was born June 23, 1949, in Berlin, Germany, the son of Richard and Judy (Skupin) LeVasseur.
Ronald was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He worked and provided for his family for 30 years at the paper mill in Millinocket. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Richard and Judy LeVasseur, he is survived by two daughters, Renee LeVasseur and Michelle LeVasseur; three brothers, Rick and Debbie LeVasseur, Mike and Carol LeVasseur and Steve LeVasseur; a granddaughter, Jackie Renee Caswell; mother-in-law, Jeannette Brown; four brothers-in-law, Ed and Tina Brown, Michael Brown, Rick and Lisa Brown and Robert Brown; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 30 years, Jacalyn A. LeVasseur.
An informal gathering to celebrate his life, and military honors, will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, September 24, at the East Branch Sno Rovers Club House in Medway. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Maine Veteran's Home, Bangor or any animal refuge society. Online condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.
"I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still- I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone-I am with you still-in each new dawn."