Thomas James "Doc Ski” Wasileski, age 69, of Chapel Hill, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Doc was born in San Francisco, California on January 7, 1948 to the late Bernard Wasileski and Evelyn Harrison Wasileski.
Doc served our Country in the US Army from 1965-1985 until retirement. He spent 17 years as a Green Beret & Ranger, servicing in Southeast Asia and Central America. From 1985-1987, he was a Special Education Teacher. He was a Doctoral Student and Research Scientist at UNC Chapel Hill from 1987-1990, where he earned a PHD in Special Education. From 1990-1993, he was a Professor at North Carolina Central University.
Doc was present Post Commander at VFW Joe Wagoner Post 7313 in Pittsboro. He also spent time volunteering with Chatham Literacy Counsel, El Veinculo Spanish Liaison, and taught Spanish at Central Carolina Community College. 2014-2017 Doc went on Christian Mission Trips to Colombia, South American. 2009-2017 he was a member of Chatham Community Church.
He was also a member of Motorcycle Riders Foundation and Concerned Biker Association.
Surviving relatives include his wife Katie, two sons; Patrick Wasileski of Mebane, Laurens "Tony” Wasileski of Siler City, daughter; Merian Robbins of Texas, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 9, 2017 from 1PM to 2PM at Chatham Community Church 480 Hillsboro St. Suite 800 Pittsboro, NC 27312. The Funeral Service will follow at 2PM with Rev. Alex Kirk presiding. Burial will follow at Chatham Memorial Park in Siler City, with Full Military Rites.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in Doc’s memory to Chatham Community Church 480 Hillsboro St. Suite 800 Pittsboro, NC 27312, VFW Joe Wagner Post 7313 P.O. Box 1775 Pittsboro, NC 27312, or Chatham Animal Rescue Education P.O. Box 610 Pittsboro, NC 27312
Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Wasileski family.
Charitable donations may be made to:
VFW, Joe Wagner Post 7313
P.O. Box 1775, Pittsboro NC 27312
Chatham Animal Rescue & Education
P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro NC 27312
Chatham Community Church
480 Hillsboro St. Suite 800, Pittsboro NC 27312