Ware - Paul W. Lukaskiewicz, 78, of Ware, died on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at Linda Manor in Leeds, following a period of declining health due to Parkinson’s Disease.
He leaves his devoted wife of 57 years, Nancy (Patnaude) Lukaskiewicz; two sons, William Lukaskiewicz and his wife Sammie of Manistee, Michigan, and Robert Lukaskiewicz and his wife Sharri of Hartford and Montague; his mother-in-law, Beulah A. Patnaude of Northampton; a sister, Patricia Lukaskiewicz of Ware, and two grandchildren, Alisa Lukaskiewicz and Owen Toal. He was born in Ware, son of the late William and Lydia R. (Dubay) Lukaskiewicz and was a life-long resident of the town. He also leaves several good friends who meet at McDonald’s every morning for coffee and solving world problems.
Paul worked as a welder at Palmer Paving Corporation. His career began as a teenager, working after school at Ware Machine Works. He also worked at Goldstein & Gurwitz in Ware and Oxford. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 98, National Mud Racing Association, American Motorcycle Association and Quaboag Riders. He was a parishioner of All Saint’s Church in Ware.
In addition to a full-time job, Paul owned and operated P.W. Lukaskiewicz Equipment for many years, selling and repairing yard equipment and snow plows, building a reputation of hard work, fair prices and the ability to fix anything hydraulic or mechanical. A long-time NASCAR fan, he attended races at nearly every speedway. He met Bobby Allison, attended a Dale Earnhardt Jr. press conference and participated in the Richard Petty Driving Experience. He competed in motorcycle hill climbs, holding a record at Mountain Park. Building and racing trucks became a passion that he enjoyed with his two sons until he decided to build a dragster. It was no surprise that he won competitions with that as well. Paul and his wife owned and operated a business buying and selling antiques.
Due to COVID restrictions, services for Paul will be held privately. Burial will be in New St. William Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to All Saint’s Church,17 North St., Ware, MA 01082.
Charbonneau Funeral Home, 30 Pleasant St., in Ware is assisting his family with arrangements.
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All Saints Church
17 North Street, Ware MA 01082