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Victor Gaska III

November 6, 1965 - January 16, 2019

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date January 26, 2019

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VICTOR GASKA III

GASKA: Victor Joseph Gaska, III, (Porka), 53, of Griswold entered eternal life on Jan. 16, 2019 unexpectedly while at home. He was born Nov. 6, 1965 in New London the son of Victor and Beverly (Rolf) Gaska, Jr. of Waterford. He attended local schools in Waterford and graduated from Waterford High School, class of 1983. Victor enlisted in the US Navy soon after graduating, serving in the sub service on the USS Dace SSN607 and was honorably discharged in 1988. He was currently employed as an armed security officer and was a union steward at Millstone Nuclear Power Plant in Waterford and had been there for the past 30 years.

Besides his parents he is survived by his loving companion of 15 years, Lisa Niles and his step-daughter, Nicole Niles; Two siblings, Kim Carboni and her companion John Alexopoulos of Westerly, RI and Shawn Gaska and his wife Donna of Old Lyme; Nieces Tercelia Walz, Carlina Carboni, Leah Ballman and Nephew Michael Ballman; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, teammates and shipmates. In addition, Vic leaves behind his loyal dog, Chief, who he loved dearly and who was by his side right to the end.

Lovingly referred to as “The Doctor” or “Doc”, Vic participated in many softball leagues and tournaments over the last 30 years. Some highlights for him were participating in the USSSA Worlds with the Norwich Squirrels twice in the mid 2000’s and winning the Jimmy Fund Tournament in Groton in 2017. Also, 2017 was the last year he played for the team he sponsored “Gaska’s Gang” in East Lyme.

Later in life Vic developed a passion for coaching AAU Baseball for the Crush Baseball Team forming many lasting deeply cherished relationships with the kids. They meant the world to him.

Vic was truly one of a kind. He was a big kid at heart which made him so endearing and such a hit with children and adults alike. He was loyal beyond reproach. His kindness and generosity knew no bounds. He was passionate, tenacious, and had a sense of humor and quick wit that was simply amazing. He wasn’t just funny, he was hilarious. He loved people and he loved life. He will be sorely missed by his loving family and dear friends.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday on Jan. 26, 2019 at 10 am at Lakes Pond Baptist Church, 1144 Hartford Turnpike Waterford, CT. Interment with full military honors will be private at a later date. The Impellitteri-Malia Funeral Home, 84 Montauk Ave. New London has been entrusted with his care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the AAU Crush Organization for a memorial fund in honor of Vic and sent to Crush Baseball, 38 Waterhouse Lane, Mystic 06355.



     

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