Michael Raymond Gaskins

Michael Raymond Gaskins, 70, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away January 30, 2018, at his home.

He was born on January 25, 1947 in Washington, D.C. to the late Marion Rutledge Gaskins and Alma Louise Mayhugh Gaskins.

Mike is a 1965 graduate of Oxon Hill High School. After high school he enlisted in the United States Army and proudly served his country for six years until his Honorable Discharge. He was stationed in Panama and enjoyed his time there. He was employed for over 30 dedicated years by C&P Telephone Company which later became Verizon as a Communications Technician. He enjoyed spending time in Florida, the warm weather, and loved the beach. He loved his son, granddaughters, and pet dog, Diamond.

Mike is survived by his son, Dennis Michael Gaskins of Apex, NC; his granddaughters, Taylor Mae Gaskins and Sarah Elizabeth Gaskins; sister, Marion Louise Gaskins; cousins, Shirley Frances Milhorn, Ruth Lynn Rilee, Deanne Elizabeth Koch and Gary Allen Elwell; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Lidia Conti and sister, Gail Lee Puryear.

All services will be private.

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Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A.

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