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G. W. Johnson, graphic artist, postal employee
TOPSHAM — G. Walter Johnson, formerly of Lewiston and Sebasco Estates, a talented artist and a longtime employee of the U.S. Postal Service, died April 7, 2001, at Mid Coast Hospital after a short illness. He was 97.
Mr. Johnson created logos and images used by Maine businesses such as Nissen Bakery. He also was a golfer and a classy gentleman – a "Dapper Dan," according to his niece, Gail E. Hannon.
He was born in Portland, a son of John and Ellen Johnson. He attended South Portland schools, and was president of his high school class and captain of the football team. He graduated from South Portland High School in 1922.
During his last year of high school, the school burned and the class was transferred to the Broadway Grammar School.
In 1924, he began an art career under the tutelage of renowned Maine commercial artist William Greuling. Mr. Johnson joined the Ray Mills Advertising Co. as art director.
The Depression hurt the art business, and Mr. Johnson turned to a career with the U.S. Postal Service in 1936, in Lewiston. He supervised alien registration in 1939, served as Local 241 branch president for many years and was state president for two years. He was a delegate to conventions in Miami, Detroit and Washington, D.C.
He was promoted in 1952 to foreman of carriers and served as delegate of the Tri-State Supervisors to conventions in New Hampshire and Washington. He instituted the ZIP code in Lewiston. In 1965, he retired after 29 years of service.
He worked as an independent artist throughout his adult life.
"He was about the first person in northern New England to do Olde English art," his niece said. He would be called from around the region by clients who wanted Olde English lettering. "It's something that was very unique at the time," she said.
He designed labels for shoes and other products for Bell Manufacturing of Lewiston. He also designed the wheat logo for Nissen Bakery trucks and the drawings on balsam pillows made by the Pine Incense Co. of Lewiston.
In 1967, he returned to work and for two years was graphic arts instructor at Central Maine Vocational School in Auburn.
He enjoyed playing golf his whole life. "He golfed every Saturday morning for many, many years," his niece said. "He got a hole in one twice at different courses."
He is survived by his niece, Gail E. Hannon of Portland; and three nephews, Bruce Johnson of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Carl Johnson of Cape Elizabeth and Paul Johnson of South Portland.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Small Point Baptist Church, 1754 Main Road, Phippsburg, with the Rev. Dan Coffin officiating. Burial will be in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland. Arrangements are by David E. Desmond Funeral Home, 638 High St., Bath.
– John Richardson
Virginia C. Anderson, 69
WESTPORT ISLAND — Virginia C. Anderson, 69, of Main Road died April 6, 2001, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta.
She was born here, a daughter of Herbert B. and Frances L. Austin Cromwell. She attended Wiscasset and Westport Island elementary schools, and graduated from Morse High School in Bath in 1949.
She worked in Augusta for the state Motor Vehicle Department.
On Aug. 29, 1951, she married Martin B. Anderson.
She worked at Bath Iron Works and then at the Lincoln County Registry of Deeds in Wiscasset. She was a secretary at Stone and Webster in Wiscasset.
In 1972 she began working at Maine Yankee Atomic Power Co., retiring in 1992. She was tax collector and treasurer for Westport Island for 23 years, retiring in 1999.
Mrs. Anderson was an active member of the Eastern Star Crescent Chapter in East Boothbay, the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department, the Westport Island Community Association and a charter member of Wiscasset Ambulance Service.
She enjoyed spending time with family and being involved in local charitable organizations.
A son, Alan B. Anderson, died June 14, 1998.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years of Westport Island; a sister, Marjorie Pooler of Wiscasset; four brothers, Calvin Cromwell of Westport Island, Judson Cromwell of Westport Island, Frank Cromwell of Westport Island and Herbert Cromwell Jr. of Wiscasset; and a granddaughter, Sue Ann May Anderson of Westport Island.
A graveside service will be held June 9 at 11 a.m. at the Paul Family Cemetery in Salem. Arrangements are by Mayo and Daigle Funeral Home, Wiscasset.
Alice E. Belanger, 96
BRUNSWICK — Alice E. Belanger, 96, of Ward Circle died April 8, 2001, at the Skolfield House.
She was born here, a daughter of Leonce and Emma Bergeron Belanger, and attended St. John's School.
For 40 years she worked at the Verney Mill and for 15 years she worked at Freeport Shoe. She retired in 1971. Since October 1991, she had lived with her niece and her niece's husband, Doris and George St. Onge.
Ms. Belanger was a member of St. John's Baptist Church.
Surviving are a sister, Annette Roberts of Bailey Island; and a brother, Eudore Belanger of Topsham.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Baptist Church, Pleasant Street. Burial will be later this spring at St. John's Cemetery.
Roger V. Blanchard, 81
DAYTONA, Fla. — Roger V. Blanchard, 81, died April 7, 2001, at Halifax Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in North Berwick, Maine, he lived in Naples, Maine, and Port Orange, Fla. He owned Blanchard's Anchorage and Bayview Cabins in Naples until retiring in 1998.
He was the past senior councilor of UCT No. 160. He volunteered for the Naples Fire and Rescue Department, and was a member of the Oriental Masonic Lodge in Bridgton and the Elks Lodge of Port Orange.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jacqueline Michaud Blanchard; two daughters, Mrs. Douglas (Cynthia) Larrabee of Mechanic Falls and Mrs. Wayne (Brenda) Chaplin of Naples, Maine, and Port Orange; a son, Robert V. of Auburn; eight grandchildren and two great- grand- children.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Volusia Memorial of Ormond Beach, Fla.
Dorothy Louise Dunn, 92
GARDINER — Dorothy Louise Dunn, 92, died April 6, 2001, in Falmouth.
She was born in Chillechothe, Ohio, a daughter of Harry and Beatrice Cryder. She received a master's degree from Ohio State University in Columbus.
She married Dr. Robert H. Dunn.
While living in Long Island, N.Y., she taught biology before moving to Gardiner.
Mrs. Dunn was active in community affairs, gardening and the Gardiner school system. She lived in Maine since 1944, for the past 20 years in Hallowell and then in Topsham, at the Highlands.
Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Schlott; a grandson, Robert Hower; two granddaughters, Nancy Hower and Deborah Perkins; three great-grandchildren; and a cousin, Jane R. Goshen.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Christ Church Episcopal in Gardiner. Arrangements are by Staples Funeral Home, 53 Brunswick Ave., Gardiner.
Roland G. Findlay Jr., 83
Roland G. Findlay Jr., 83, of Hillside Road, formerly of Timonium, Md., died April 6, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born in Houlton, a son of Roland G. and Josephine Donovan Findlay, and graduated from Calais Academy, where he was valedictorian.
He retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel after serving in World War II.
He worked for American Can Co., retiring in 1976. in Lubec and here. He retired in 1976 from American Can Co. in Baltimore, Md.
He was a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus in Lubec, and was a member of the Lubec Lions Club, where he was a past King Lion.
A daughter, Jan Marie Findlay, died in 1952. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Opal Mulholland Findlay of Portland; a son, Roland G. III of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Jane E. Loranger of Saco; five sisters, Mary Wallace and Jacqueline Carter, both of Lubec, Jean Owen of Coloma, Mich., Bette Morley of Sunburst, Mont., and Patricia Minzy of Lubec; and two granddaughters.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stevens Avenue, Portland. Burial will be in Maine Veterans Cemetery, Augusta.
Sister Heloise Ginchereau, 92
BIDDEFORD — Sister Heloise Ginchereau, 92, of Pool Road died April 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Convent in Biddeford. She was formerly known as Sister Marie of Ste-Heloise.
She was born in Winchendon, Mass., a daughter of Philias and Heloise Boudreau Gin- chereau. She was fifth child in a family of 18 children.
She attended St. Ann School in Lawrence, Mass. The school was staffed by the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, better known as the Good Shepherd Sisters of Quebec. Heloise completed her secondary education at the Good Shepherd Juvenate in Charlesbourg, Quebec.
In August 1927, Sister Heloise joined the Good Shepherd Community in Quebec. After her religious profession, Sister Heloise began a teaching career that spanned more than 40 years. She began teaching in Quebec City, Chicoutimie and Jonquiere in Canada. After returning to the United States, she taught at St. Ann School in Lawrence, Mass., and St. Theresa School in Methuen, Mass.
She retired from teaching in 1985. In 1991 she was transferred to St. Joseph's Convent Infirmary in Biddeford for health reasons.
Surviving are two brothers, Dolor Ginchereau of Framingham, Mass., and Joseph Ginchereau of Lawrence; and a sister, Theresa Socia of Methuen.
Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. today and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Convent, 409 Pool Road, Biddeford. A Eucharistic celebration will be held at St. Joseph's Convent Chapel at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St.
Myrtle M. Nault, 93
AUBURN — Myrtle M. Nault, 93, died April 5, 2001, at a Lewiston hospital.
She spent most of her younger life in Eastport with her stepsister, Pearl, and stepbrothers Sherwood and Kenneth. In January 1939 she married Rosario "Joe" Nault in Watertown, Mass.
In the 1950s she returned to Eastport and she and her husband ran Nault's IGA Market on Water Street. In the 1960s they sold the business and moved to Salem, N.H.
Her husband died in 1979.
She returned to Eastport in 1988 and lived at Boynton Manor. The following year she moved to Auburn to be near a nephew, John Cormier Jr. She was a resident of the Odd Fellows' and Rebekahs' boarding homes.
Surviving are a brother-in-law, John Cormier Sr. of Leesburg, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Florence Cheverie of Kittery and Ruth Cheverie of Wolfeboro, N.H. There will be no funeral service, at her request. Arrangements are by Affordable Cremation and Burial Service.
Edith A. Noble, 91
WINTHROP — Edith A. "Teddy" Noble, 91, of Winthrop died April 5, 2001, at Nicolson's Longterm Care and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born in Sabattus, a daughter of Bertha Winona Frost and William H. Wood, and graduated from Bridgton High School. After high school, she lived and worked in Dracut, Mass.
She married Fred G. Noble, a dentist, in Oxford in 1930. They lived in Bridgton for 54 years, later moving to Winthrop.
While in Bridgton, she was a member of the Literary Club and the Order of the Eastern Star, and played the organ at Methodist and Congregational churches. She worked with her husband as a dental assistant.
Mrs. Noble enjoyed playing golf. She was a member of the Bridgton and Augusta country clubs, and clubs in Florida, where she and her husband wintered for 15 years.
Mrs. Noble was a homemaker. She was an accomplished seamstress, enjoyed reading, and she liked to drive around in her Jeep. She also liked music, playing the organ and piano. She kept a daily diary, liked to knit, and later in life learned to tole paint. She was a fan of the Boston Red Sox and professional golf.
Her husband died Jan. 13, 1987. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Marshall (Nona) Noble Burk of Winthrop and Mrs. Richard (Julie) Scoma of Highland Park, Ill.; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Margret) Brown of Raymond; her twin brother and sister Arden Wood of Cape Coral, Fla., and Lasa Reynolds of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
Paul E. Pineault, 82
SANFORD — Paul E. Pineault, 82, of Dudley Street died April 8, 2001, at the Newton Center following a long illness.
He was born in Berwick, a son of Joseph and Mary Cadrain Pineault, and attended Holy Rosary School in Rochester, N.H.
Mr. Pineault moved to Sanford in 1940. On Oct. 26, 1940, he married Alliette A. Martineau.
He worked for Cyro Industries for 17 years, retiring in 1983. Previously he was employed by Genest Concrete Co. He also did carpentry.
He enjoyed reading and making picture puzzles. He was a communicant of St. Ignatius Church.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years of Sanford; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur (Joyce) Hamilton of Sanford and Nancy Jennings of Port Clinton, Ohio; two half sisters, Florence DeRoy of Defiance, Ohio, and Leda Toombs of Massachusetts; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at the LaFrance-Lambert Funeral Home, 29 Winter St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ignatius Church. Burial will be in St. Ignatius' cemetery later in the spring.
Edna L. True Raymond, 88
FREEPORT — Edna L. True Raymond, 88, formerly of Dayton, Ohio, died April 6, 2001, in Lexington, Ky.
She was a retired court administrator in Dayton.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Trudy) Frees of Lexington, Ky.; and two grandsons, Aaron and Justin Frees, of Lexington.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth. Burial will be in the spring in Webster Cemetery, Freeport.
William R. Roberts, 54
SANFORD — William 'Bill' R. Roberts, 54, of Sam Allen Road died April 8, 2001, at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born in Winchester, Mass., a son of William F. and Barbara E. Williams Roberts, and graduated from Essex Agricultural School in Danvers, Mass., and the University of Massachusetts. He served in the Peace Corps.
He moved from western Massachusetts to Maine and lived in Wells for more than 25 years. He moved to the Sanford area two years ago. He worked for Sam Allen Farm.
He married Roberta Brown Roberts on Valentine's Day, 2001. He enjoyed working in his flower garden with his wife, traveling, and collecting antiques.
Surviving are his mother of Pittsfield; his wife of Sanford; a daughter, Rebecca Morse of Vermont; and a sister, Gail Chaisson of Pittsfield.
There will be no visitation or services at this time. Arrangements are by the Heald Funeral Home, Springvale.
Ruth P. Roberts, 98
WESTBROOK — Ruth P. Roberts, 98, of Bridgton Road died April 7, 2001, in a Portland nursing home.
She was born in Brewer, a daughter of Frank L. and Maude Woodbury Pierce. She moved to Portland as a child and attended local schools.
She married Charles G. Roberts and moved to Rhode Island. She was a buyer for Porteous, Mitchell and Braun before her marriage. Her husband died in 1968.
Mrs. Roberts was a member of the Pride's Corner Congregational Church and its Ladies Aid group, the Pride's Corner Garden Club and the Westbrook Women's Club. She volunteered at the Westbrook Community Hospital for 23 years and was a member of the hospital's Ladies Auxiliary, serving as volunteer and gift chairman.
She is survived by a stepdaughter-in-law, Rose Johnson Roberts of Rehoboth Beach, Del.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Jones, Rich and Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St., Portland.
Nathalee Starrett Robinson, 86
WARREN — Nathalee Starrett Robinson, 86, died April 8, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport of pneumonia resulting from a heart condition.
She was born in Warren, a daughter of Nathaniel and Gladys Merry Starrett, and graduated from Warren High School.
After the death of her mother and younger sister, she lived in Massachusetts with her father.
She worked at Brennen Tea House and at Knox Woolen Mill in Warren. She married Arnold Robinson and became a homemaker. She also ran her own laying-hen business.
Mrs. Robinson was a member of the Warren Congregational Church and the Warren Historical Society.
Her husband died in October 1983. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leland (Valerie Robinson) Boggs of Warren; two sons, Gary and Sterling Robinson, both of Warren; a half-sister, Barbara Zarick of North Reading, Mass.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grand- children.
Visiting hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, followed by a funeral at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Wesley Woodman officiating. Burial will be in Leonard Cemetery, Warren. Arrangements are by Hall Funeral Home.
Irene Query, 94, dedicated pianist, resourceful mother
AUGUSTA — Irene Lambert Query felt comfortable on the stage, comfortable playing the piano.
But only when the audience was paying attention to someone else. She liked being an accompanist, liked playing for silent films, liked her work in vaudeville when her brothers, who tap danced, were the draw.
She enjoyed the music, not the spotlight. In fact, Mrs. Query, who died July 1, 2001, two weeks shy of her 95th birthday, avoided being center stage.
"I think she purposely tried to stay in the background and did not want to be noticed," her son, Joseph Query of Swanville, said Sunday. "I think that's why she was a good accompanist."
At home, though, Mrs. Query – a short woman with pale gray eyes – showed her spark. After dinner, she'd gather the family in front of the piano and play, and the children would sing "Beautiful Ohio" and "Buttermilk Sky" – songs that were popular in the 1940s. On those nights on a farm near Togus, the family developed a closeness that remains today.
Looking back, Joseph Query said he realizes how strong his mother actually was. "Much stronger than she appeared otuwardly," he said. She nearly died twice, after operations, and twice she recovered.
She and her husband were poor, but they shielded the children from their circumstance.
Mrs. Query was an excellent seamstress, and people used to give her their old clothes so the children would have something to wear. She'd tear them down and reshape them to the proper size. Her children always had proper clothes.
She also found ways to keep the family entertained.
"We used to go, the whole family, pick wild berries and she would make steamed puddings out of that, which were delicious," her son said. "And we would pour hot maple syrup over that – and we made our own maple syrup."
Mrs. Query had very little education, but she loved reading. She had subscriptions to many magazines and newspapers, and she kept a scrapbook of things that interested her.
There were weddings of friends in the book, clips of a whale that was in danger somewhere, anything that caught her interest.
Over the years, Mrs. Query worked at the polls during elections, something she enjoyed immensely.
"She had strong opinions about things and was quite well-informed," her son said. "Loved being part of the election process, working at the polls. That was really important to her and she really loved it. She was very patriotic that way."
For some time, Mrs. Query worked in the state medical laboratory and at the Hathaway Shirt Factory in Waterville. She also worked in the sewing room of the Maine State Hospital, Commonwealth Shoe Factory in Gardiner and Hallowell Shoe Factory.
She was once pianist for the former Augusta Symphony Orchestra, where her uncle was conductor and her sister was first violinist.
Mrs. Query was a communicant of St. Augustine's Church. She was a participant and sometime officer of the Assumption Society and the Canado-Americain Society. She was a longtime member of the Ladies of St. Anne Society and had been active at St. Paul's Retreat Center.
Mrs. Query served as a volunteer for the American Heart Association and the Kennebec Valley Humane Society.
She was married to Ernest Query, who died in 1970. Surviving are three daughters, Lauraine Doyon of Augusta, Jeanette Beaudoin of Scarborough and Patricia Ward of Brooks; her son, Joseph Query of Swanville; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Plummer Funeral Home, 16 Pleasant St., where members of the Ladies of St. Anne Society are asked to meet at 3 p.m. for a prayer service. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery. — Joshua L. Weinstein
Howard R. Alley, 84
BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Howard Richardson Alley, 84, of Boothbay Harbor died June 30, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Southport, a son of Melville and Maud Emma Burnham Alley.
He was married to Carolyn Joanne Lewis and they made their home in Boothbay Harbor.
He served during World War II in the Seabees.
He was a lobsterman. He had worked as an electrical assistant to his grandfather, Eddie Lewis. He also had worked at Bath Iron Works.
He worked for Bigelow Labs and the state of Maine Fish and Wildlife Department. He and his wife traveled around the state stocking ponds with salmon. He was based in Woods Hole, Mass., until he retired. He then lobstered until his 70s.
He liked deer hunting, fishing and going to camp in Washington County.
Two wives died previously, Carolyn Alley and Naomi Alley.
Surviving are two daughters, Joan Moore of Edgecomb and Marjorie McKown of East Boothbay; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lucy Snowman of Newagen.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Oceanview Cemetery. The Rev. Allan Wells-Goodwin will officiate. Arrangements are by Simmons, Harrington and Hall Funeral Home, 975 Wiscasset Road, Boothbay.
Louis 'Phil' Belair, 88
SCARBOROUGH — Louis "Phil" Belair, 88, died June 30, 2001, after a short illness.
He was born in Biddeford, a son of Moise Belair and Josephine Tetrault. He attended Maine and New Hampshire schools and graduated from Colebrook College in 1932.
He was a 30-year resident of New Gloucester. He worked as a security guard for General Electric for 25 years before retiring in 1987. He was an avid reader, energetic storyteller and enjoyed going for walks.
His daughter, Felice Belair, died in 1974 and his son, Zenon Belair, died in 1998.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Simonne Boutin Belair; a granddaughter, Lisa Belair Bennett of South Portland; and a grandson, Peter Belair of Burlington, Vt.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andre's Catholic Church, 73 Bacon St., Biddeford. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Biddeford.
Sylvia H. Elder, 92
WINDHAM — Sylvia Holden Elder, 92, of River Road died June 29, 2001, at a Portland hospital.
She was born in Beecher Falls, Vt., a daughter of Lee and Amy Perry Holden. She lived most of her early years in Colebrook, N.H., and attended Colebrook Academy. After the death of her parents, she moved to Westbrook, where she made her home with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Perry. In 1927, she graduated from Westbrook High School with honors.
Her life centered on her family and assisting her husband as treasurer of Warren S. Elder and Sons Inc., her family said. She surrounded her home with flowers and for many years tested roses for Jackson and Perkins.
Mrs. Elder was devoted to church work, served as Sunday school teacher and missionary secretary at the Westbrook Assembly of God. She also served other churches. She was president for nearly a dozen years of the Fox Class at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland. She was a member of the Windham Historical Society and the Chopin Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. Jordan (Anne) Berry; two sons, Warren L. Elder and Bruce I. Elder, all of Windham; and three grandchildren, Mrs. Michael (Andrea) Stultz, Darren Elder and Douglas Elder, all of Windham.
Visiting hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. today at Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, South Windham, with a funeral service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the family lot in Smith Anderson Cemetery. The Revs. Paul Johnson and Peter Beckwith will officiate.
Ethan J. Garland, infant
BRUNSWICK — Ethan Joseph Garland, infant, died June 30, 2001, at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Brunswick, a son of Melissa C. Fanning and Benjamin R. Garland.
Surviving are his parents of Brunswick; his maternal grandparents, Joseph and Bernadette Fanning of Brunswick; his paternal grandfather, Kent Garland and his wife, Julie, of Topsham; paternal grandmother, Sherry Benway of Brewer; maternal great-grandmother, Helen Fanning of Hanover, Mass.; paternal great-grandparents, Robert and Charlotte Garland of Bucksport; paternal great-grandmother, Sammi Jaques of Swanville.
A Mass of the Angels will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church on Mckeen Street in Brunswick. Burial will follow in Rogers Cemetery. Arrangements are by Mayo, Curtis and Hill Funeral Home, 819 High St., Bath.
Alexander A. Goranov Jr., 22
Alexander A. Goranov Jr., 22, of Frederick Street died June 26, 2001, at a Portland hospital.
He was born in Plaven, Bulgaria, a son of Alexander A. Sr. and Marianna Nesheva Goranov. He immigrated to this country 10 years ago. He was an honor student who graduated from Deering High School in 1997.
Following high school, Mr. Goranov attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Mass. He most recently was a student at the University of Southern Maine.
Surviving are his father and a sister, Greta Goranova, both of Portland.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Conroy-Tully Funeral Home, 172 State St. A prayer service will be conducted at 6 p.m. by the Rev. Konstantine Sarantidis, pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Portland.
Kenneth M. Hawkes, 79
PASCAGOULA, Miss. — Kenneth Merle Hawkes, 79, formerly of Westbrook, died June 30, 2001, at the Veterans' Hospital in New Orleans, La., after a brief illness.
He was born in Falmouth, Mass., a son of John Carroll and Bertha Marlon Hunnewell Hawkes. He graduated from Windham High School in 1939, and from Gorham State Teachers College in 1950.
During World War II, he served as a link trainer instructor in Marianna, Fla. In 1943, he married Nadine Mashburn in Marianna.
Mr. Hawkes worked as a machinist in the South Portland shipyards for several years. Later, he was self-employed in housing development, lawn care services and lay preaching.
Mr. Hawkes descended from the first Hawkes family in Windham, who came from Marblehead, Mass., in 1764. In 1970, he gave a parcel of ancestral riverside frontage, Dundee Park, to the town of Windham for community use.
A son, Harold Cecil, died in 1987.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Nadine Mashburn Hawkes; three children, Mary Frances Ward of Westbrook, John Kenneth Hawkes of Pascagoula, Miss., and Margaret Louise Roux of Ocean Springs, Miss.; a sister, Shirley Hawkes Korbely of Green Valley, Ariz.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A funeral service will be at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at Riemann Funeral Home in Biloxi, Miss. Burial will follow in the Biloxi National Cemetery.
Renald F. 'Speed' St. Ours, 67
BIDDEFORD — Renald F. "Speed" St. Ours, 67, of 12 Simard Ave. died July 1, 2001, at his home.
He was born in Biddeford, a son of Arthur and Marguerite Petit St. Ours, and attended Biddeford schools.
On May 29, 1954, he married Rejeanne M. Charette at St. Andre's Church.
Mr. St. Ours worked 43 years for the Journal Tribune, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, fixing things, playing the harmonica and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. St. Ours was a member of St. Andre's Church.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Diane) Gonneville, and a son, Daniel R. St. Ours, all of Biddeford; three brothers, George of Sanford, and Leo and Gerard St. Ours of Biddeford; two sisters, Mrs. Gerard (Rachel) Bedard and Mrs. Charles (Patricia) Lacourse, both of Biddeford; and four grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm St. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andre's Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.
Delia G. Smith Peaslee, 74
SOMERVILLE — Mrs. Delia Grace Smith Peaslee, 74, died June 30, 2001.
Her hobbies included raising collies, driving, crocheting, making wreaths, looking for good lawn sales, talking on the phone, visiting family and friends, eating out and tending to her peonies and weeping willows.
She volunteered for the Somerville Volunteer Fire Department, Vista program and Sunday school, and enjoyed baby-sitting and transporting her grandchildren.
A daughter, Murielanne Peaslee, died in 1951. A granddaughter, Tarasa Darlyn Potter, died in 1989, and she was also predeceased by two sons, Frank Sidelinger in 1991 and Frederick Sidelinger Sr. in 1999.
Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Forest Peaslee Sr. of Somerville; eight sons, Kenneth Sidelinger of Augusta, Forest Peaslee Jr. of Jefferson, Richard T., Larry I , Neil, Dannie and Hunter Peaslee Sr., all of Somerville, and Peter Peaslee of Augusta; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Arbor J.) Huegel of Tamaqua, Penn., Bunny Daniels of Dennysville, Mrs. Leroy (Cecelia) Rogers Sr. of Whitefield and Mrs. Richard (Marianne) Potter of Somerville; a sister, Ona Delano of Whitefield; 61 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand- children.
Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Maine St., Waldoboro. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Warren Howard officiating. A visiting hour will be held before the funeral service at 9 a.m.
Jane L. Shaw, 51
GORHAM — Jane L. Shaw, 51, of Maple Drive died June 28, 2001, at her home.
She was born in Wichita, Kan., a daughter of Robert E. and Betty Buck Shaw. She attended Portage High School in Portage, Wis.
She worked as a paralegal. She enjoyed genealogy, animals, and music and was a talented pianist. She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral in Portland.
Surviving are three sisters, Ann Shaw Kusic of Denver, Colo., Marta Shaw of Lone Tree, Colo., and Betsy Shaw Moncrief of Vernal, Utah.
There will be no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's Episcopal Cathedral, State Street, Portland.
Mary E. Winchenbaugh, 69
ROCKLAND — Mary E. Winchenbaugh, 69, died June 26, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a long illness.
She was born in Lake Midway, Nova Scotia, Canada, a daughter of Clarence and Margaret M. Comeau Walker. She moved with her family to this area at a young age, and attended Rockland schools.
On Feb. 5, 1948, she married Conrad H. Winchenbaugh in Rockland. Since then, the couple had resided here.
Mrs. Winchenbaugh was a homemaker devoted to her family. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles, writing and reading.
Surviving are her husband of 53 years; six sons, Conrad Jr. of Whitsett, N.C., Paul E. of Rockland, Dale W. of Hope, Joel L. of Manchester, N.H., Kevin T. of Norway and Brett X. Winchenbaugh of Rockland; six daughters, Donna J. Cross of Rockland, Mrs. Leroy (Carol L.) Leavitt of Washington, Vicki L. Winchenbaugh of Litchfield, Mrs. Edward (Pamela M.) Bernardo of Hope, Mrs. Gregory (Kristi D.) Rich of Rockland and Lisa J. Hibbard of Madison, N.H.; a sister, Leona Coffin of Gorham; many grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held. Arrangements are by Burpee, Carpenter and Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.