Lester Howard Waskins, residing in Blacksburg, VA, died at his home on Saturday, June 5, 2004. He was born in Baltimore, MD on November 25, 1937, the son of Anne Coplan Waskins and Joseph Howard Waskins. He is survived by his wife Phyllis Gressens of Blacksburg, VA; his two daughters Leslie Stewart Waskins of Baltimore, MD and Stephanie Anne Waskins of San Francisco, CA; three stepdaughters Barbara and Margaret Gressens of Raleigh, N.C., Kate Frakforter of Jakarta Indonesia; and stepdaughter Jessica Frankforter. He was a graduate of Forest Park High School of Baltimore and Washington and Lee College. Following college he served in the Air Force. After a professional career in retail and marketing, he recently retired from New Energy Bedrooms where he was Vice President of Sales and Marketing. A private service will be held in Baltimore. The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 35, Maryland Line, MD 21105 (717) 993-3232 or to The American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345.