Michael John Makowicz
YORK, Maine — Michael John Makowicz, 55, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, with his family and loved ones by his side.
Born Sept. 20, 1956, in Springfield, Mass., he was the son of John and Isabelle (Podosek) Makowicz.
He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1978 and served active duty in the Submarine Service aboard the USS Billfish, SSN 676. He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserves as a captain with 29 years of service.
Mike earned a Ph.D in nuclear engineering and was employed as plant engineering manager at the Seabrook nuclear power plant (Nextera Energy) for 25 years. He was a member of the National Association of Professional Engineers.
In addition to his parents, of Ellington, Conn., he is survived by his wife of 15 years, Deborah (Williams) Makowicz; a son, Brendan Makowicz of Georgia; daughters, Kathleen Atherton and husband Brian of Washington, and Gwen Nelson of York; sisters, Linda Adams and husband Jonathan, and Susan Leser; brothers, Paul Makowicz and wife Kendal, and David Makowicz and wife Heather; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his stepson, Ian Nelson.
Mike was an active member of the Eliot Baptist Church. He possessed a radiant spirit and spiritual poise even in the face of overwhelming disease. He was a model of what being a Christian is all about. He had an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ. He received many accolades during his lifetime, yet he was never boastful about his achievements. He will be deeply missed.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Farrell Funeral Home, 684 State St., Portsmouth, N.H. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. at the Eliot Baptist Church, Route 236, Eliot, Maine.
Family flowers only please.
Memorials may be made to the Eliot Baptist Church to their Hope for the Hopeless Orphanage Fund.
Rest in Peace My Good Friend! You are loved by everyone and deeply missed!