William Lajousky Jr.

AUGUSTA – William Lajousky Jr., 83, passed away at his residence in Augusta on April 19, 2024. He was born Aug. 19, 1940, a son of William Sr. and Dorothy (Churchill) Lajousky.

Bill was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, attended middle school in Hallowell, Maine and graduated from High School in China, Maine at Erskine Academy in the class of 1958. Following high school, he enlisted in the Army and served the country stationed in West Germany and also Limestone, where he was a guard at Loring Airforce Base Nike missile sites. He went on to further his education, earning a Master’s degree from Boston University. For 35 years he was employed at the Augusta Mental Health Institute (AMHI) in Augusta as a psychologist.

A lifelong athlete, he was an all star baseball pitcher in middle school in Hallowell and an all star baseball pitcher and basketball player in high school at Erskine Academy. As an adult, after returning to the Augusta area he was a fixture at the YMCA, first as a power lifter and boxing trainer, then later as a long distance runner. He enjoyed photography, weekend drives in the Maine countryside and taking vacations in Europe.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Hoffman; his children: Gabriele Santilli and her husband, Luigi, and William Lajousky III and his wife, Ruth; his sisters: Linda Ricker, Nancy Markee and her husband, Dale, and Dorothy Saban and her husband Ralph; his grandchildren: Gina Santilli, Luigi Santilli, William Lajousky IV and Duncan Lajousky; and great grandchildren: Tessa, Emilia, Leo, Emma, and William Lajousky V.

A commital ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 12 p.m., noon, at the chapel of the Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt. Vernon Rd., Augusta, ME 04330.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., Augusta, ME 04330. Condolences, stories, and photos may be shared by visiting http://www.plummerfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation at


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