|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1947|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 2008|
HUBBARDSTON — Pastor Alexander "Sasha" "Papa U" Ufema II, 61, of 33 Mount Jefferson Road, Hubbardston, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, in his residence, surrounded by his family, following a long illness.
Born in Lewistown, on Feb. 7, 1947, he was the son of Alexander and Carolyn (Waychoff) Ufema.
Prior to retiring due to illness, Alexander was the pastor of the First Baptist Church, 117 Main Street, Westminister, for 23 years.
Pastor Ufema was a 1965 graduate of Chief Logan High School in Lewistown. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and a Master's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management from Michigan State University in 1972. In 1979, he received a Masters of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Pastor Ufema was a United States Vietnam War Army veteran.
Pastor Ufema truly loved his work. He enjoyed fishing, reading, and he, especially, loved time spent with his family.
He leaves his high school sweetheart, whom he married on March 25, 1967, Toni R. (Wolfgang) Ufema, of Hubbardston; three sons, Alexander Ufema III and his wife, Rebecca, of Phillipston, Aaron H. Ufema, of Lynchburg, Va.; one daughter, Maggy N. Ufema, of Gardner; one brother, Lance W. Ufema, of Lewistown; five grandchildren, Mikaelah G. and Nathan A. Ufema, of Philipston, Robyn J. Ufema, of Gardner, Zion V. and Isaiah P. Ufema, of Lynchburg, Va.; two nieces and one nephew.
Calling hours were held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Boucher Funeral Home, 110 Nichols St., Gardner.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, in the First Baptist Church, 117 Main St., Westminister. Burial will be at a later date in the Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Winchendon.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Central Mass Young Life, P.O. Box 382, Holden, MA 01520 or to Rehab's Trust, Missions Committee, First Baptist Church, 117 Main Street, Westminister, MA 01473.
Note: SP4 US ARMY, VIETNAM
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