LEWISTON — Joseph Stoklas, 95, of Osgood Avenue in Mexico, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Central Maine Medical Center, following a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 5, 1917, in Jay, a son of Joseph and Helen (Horvath) Stoklas. Joseph was educated in Jay schools.

He was employed for 38 years with the Rumford Paper Mill as an electrician. Prior to this, he was employed as an electrician at BIW for 5 years.

Joseph was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Snowshoe Club, and a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

He loved fishing, growing vegetables, was an avid bowler, and loved to play cards.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth (MacDonald) Stoklas of Mexico; three children, Maryann E. Stoklas of Bath, Thomas M. Stoklas of Brunswick and Paul J. Stoklas and partner, Dean Nadeau, of Portland; a sister, Elizabeth Coulombe of Jay; a brother, Louis Stoklas of Jay; three grandchildren, Lisa Abbott of California, Lauri Gowell of Old Orchard Beach, and Shannon Grich of Roxbury; three great-grandchildren, Megan Abbott of California, Patrick Abbott of California, and Ryanne Abbott of Virginia; one great-great-grandson, Paul Dylan Sbrana of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; three sons, John, Joseph and James Stoklas; and two sisters, Mary Viger and Margaret Piela.

The family would like to thank CMMC nurses and staff on the M1 wing for the special kindness and care given to Joseph.

You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Stoklas family by visiting their guest book at www.SGThibaultFuneralHome.com.

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