The Life of Walter Zaksewicz
Walter Zaksewicz, age 79 of Derby, died peacefuly on Thursday May 31, 2007 at the Veterans' Hospital of West Haven with his children at his bedside. He was the husband of the late Valentina Zaksewicz. He was born in Ansonia on February 1, 1928, son of the late Benny and Bronislawa (Gruskoski) Karabeinikoff. He was an Army veteran of World War II, where he met his wife in Germany. He worked as a grounds keeper and maintenance worker for the Veterans Hospital in Wewst Haven and also worked for B.F. Goodrich. He lived and worked in the Valley all his life and also a few years in Hawaii He attended the Three Saints Russian Orthodox Church, 26 Howard Avenue, Ansonia. He was a former member of both the Seymour land Ansonia Americam Legion Posts, The Ansonia and Derby Senior Centers, as well as a formeer member of the D.A.V. He is survived by his son Peter Zaksewia (Kim) of Shelton; daughters Helen Shimono (Isao) of Orange and Donna Zaksewicz (Jamil) of Derby. He was proud of his children and truly loved his grandchildren, Kevin, Johnny, Chantelle, Crystal, Melissa, Cathy, Pamela and Janelle; and five great-grandchildren. He always had a smile on his face talking about them. He is survived by two sisters, Agnes Montini of Derby and Sophie Pigaty of Orange. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by his son Johnny; brothers Stanley Zaksewicz, John and Chester Karabeinikoff; and sister Helen Hammed. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. from The Jenkins-King Funeral home, 12 Franklin Street Ansonia, Father Roshak officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Friends may call on Monday, 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Walter's church. "God saw him getting weak and a cure was not to be. He put his arms around him and whispered come to me. Please, God keep your arms around him and give him special care. Make up for all he had suffered and all that was unfair Please find the softest pillow, Lord, to rest his head upon and put a kiss upon his cheek and tell im who it's from."