Eugene Earl Maskell, 73, of 634 W. Oldfield Street, Alpena, passed away at Alpena Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Eugene was born Jan. 30, 1941, in Alpena to the late William and Corinne (Gagnon) Maskell, and he had been employed at Alpena Collison for many years. Mr. Maskell attended Shoreline Church.

Surviving are six children, Elaine Landry, Eugene “Ed” and Teresa Maskell, Joann and Glenn Landry, Jodi Maskell, Jenni (fiance Daniel Roberts) Maskell, Jesse and Mandi Klein; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; ex-wife and close friend, Joyce Villeneuve; aunt, Marie Olstrom; sister-in-law, Louise Maskell; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Eugene in death were a granddaughter, Amanda Landry; two brothers, Donald, Leonard; and a sister, Collene Millard.

Memorial visitation will be at the Bannan Funeral Home on Wednesday from 12 noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. with Pastor James Gulish officiating.

Memorials: Hospice of the Sunrise Shore and Friends Together