Lewiston – Alexander Thomas Budek, 74, a resident of Turner, passed away Monday, June 3rd at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was born October 3, 1944 in Petoskey, Michigan, the son of John Henry Budek and Julia Elizabeth Bodzick. He attended school at St. Francis in Petoskey, later receiving his GED. Alexander proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Cuban Missle Crisis, retiring in 1981 as a Navy Sea Bee. On October 11, 1964 in Auburn, he married Lola Richardson of Turner. He was a communicant of St. Philip Church in Auburn and member of the Philip S. Bryant American Legion Post 111 in Turner. Alex enjoyed racing snowmobiles, repairing cars and building things with his hands. He loved spending time with his family.
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He is survived by his wife Lola Budek of Turner, his children, Thomas Budek and wife Trudi of Turner, Deborah Christian and husband Hugh of Amherst, NH, grandchildren, Jason Pleau, Katie Budek, Ryan and Edgar Christian, 5 great-grandchildren, sister, Cecilia Donegan of Saline, MI, sisters-in-law, Sharon Budek and Dawn Budek both of Petoskey, MI. He was predeceased by his parents, siblings, Lottie Budek, Henry Joe Budek, Jennie Helena Budek, Julianna Budek, John Paul Budek, Joseph Alexander Budek, and Mary Ann Budek. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Mary’s and St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion for their wonderful care and comfort. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com
Alexander Thomas Budek, 74, of Turner, Maine. Funeral service with full military honors will be held 3PM, Friday, June 14th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Visitation will be held from 2-3PM prior to the funeral service. Interment at a later date at Turner Village Cemetery, Church Street, Turner, Maine. In lieu of flowers, because of Alex’s love for dogs, donations may be made to Greater Androscoggin Humane Society, 55 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.