Floyd ‘Zeke’ Trask
1920 – 2009

AUBURN — Floyd (Zeke) Trask, 89, of South Paris, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Androscoggin Hospice House.

He was born in Auburn, April 21, 1920, to Edward E. and Georgia S. Trask. He was a 1937 graduate of Edward Little High School and served his country in the U.S. Air Force, where he taught radio and electronics.

Zeke was a car salesman for more than 25 years and was a well-known real estate broker in the Oxford Hills area. He loved music and played the piano as a member of the Parisians Orchestra at area dances for more than three decades.

An involved citizen, he served as a selectman, was a member of Oxford Lodge 16 AF and AM in Norway, the Norway Paris Kiwanis and the American Legion. He was recently honored as a member of the Maine Vintage Race Car Association and authored a book on the history of Oxford Plains Speedway, where he announced races. Later in life, he worked diligently as a salesperson for Seniors Plus. He was devoted Christian and a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Norway. He loved to play golf, cross-country ski and was an avid reader.

He married Martha Perry, who passed away in 1977; and later married Carolyn Brown, who died in 2008.

He is survived by two sons, David L. Trask of Bridgton and Barrett K. Trask of Manchester, N.H.; stepsons, Harold Brown III of Lithonia, Ga., William Brown of Oxford and Craig Brown of South Paris; stepgrandchildren, Robyn Savage of Colorado, Christopher Mawhinney of South Paris, Elizabeth Beverly of Loganville, Ga., and Tara Carolyn Brown of South Paris; and stepgreat-grandchildren, Montana and Sydney Mawhinney of South Paris.

He was predeceased by a son, Dana E. Trask.

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