BANGOR - Sukit Saritvanich, 59, died unexpectedly January 13, 2016. He was born March 17, 1956, in Bangkok, Thailand, the son of Pricha and Sunee Saritvanich.
Sukit graduated from Old Town High School, Class of 1976. Next he attended the University of Maine, earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 1980. Following graduation he went to work for the Union Carbide Corporation in Vermont. After a year he returned to Maine to be near his family. In 1985, to help his sister and her newborn daughter, he took over the Ohio Street Redemption Center and spent the next 30 years being his own boss.
He is survived by his two brothers, Jirawat and Supon Saritvanich, two sisters, Pathana Chindahporn and Pimonpan Saritvanich, two nieces Pring and Jennifer, and a nephew, Nordee. He is also survived by his dear friend Cindy Hewes and her family.
Sukit was a kind and generous man with his friends and family, always quick with a favor and a laugh. He believed in working hard and playing hard and did both every day of his life. He will be remembered as a ferocious spirit, in work, play, love, and friendship. He will be kept in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. Precious son, beloved brother, favorite uncle, and dear friend.
Friends are invited to remember and celebrate his life at Kosta's Restaurant & Bar at 429 Wilson Street in Brewer, from noon to 4pm, on Saturday, January 30th. Sukit was a great animal lover who loved to support his home country so those who wish to remember him in a special way may make gifts to the Soi Dog Foundation at https://www.soidog.org/en/donate-today/.