Miscellaneous Knox County, Maine Obituaries


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Geraldine Potter Ingram
(Oct 1): Thomaston -- Geraldine Potter Ingram, 73, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a long illness.
Born in De Funiak Springs, Fla., Jan. 14, 1928, she was the daughter of James and Maggie Crosby Redman. She was educated in De Funiak Springs school.
On July 7, 1967, she married Harold Ingram in Mobile, Ala. For a brief time, with her husband, she owned and operated a bakery in Las Vegas, Nev. 
Supporting her husband in the pursuit of his career as a pastry chef, she lived in many communities throughout the United States. She was a devoted mother and wife.
For several years before moving here, she lived in Atlanta, Ga., where she was a member of Albany Baptist Church.
Pre-deceased by one son Richard Marshall Potter, Jr. in 1970, Mrs. Ingram is survived by her husband of Thomaston, a son, Larry Alan Potter of Jonesboro, Ga., one daughter, Sharon Potter Bryant of Waldoboro; one brother, Robert Redman of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; one sister, Adris Redman of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews.
A private family service will be held. 
Interment will be in Rhode Island.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 586, Rockland, 04841.

Marguerite Vatricia Gorden
(Sep 30): Marguerite Vatricia Gorden, 86, died peacefully at her home in Union with family and a friend Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001. 
She was born June 26, 1915 in Appleton, the daughter of Merle and Alice Hysler Robbins. 
She was educated in the Burkettville and Appleton schools attending some of the one room school houses where her mother had once begun her career as a teacher. 
She operated the Hills Rest Home in Union for 34 years, retiring in 1984. After retirement, she and her husband, Dick Gorden, owner of F.W. Gorden & Son, spent summers enjoying their camp on Crawford Lake. 
She took great pride in growing and caring for her African violets and keeping an immaculate household. Dining out at area restaurants was a favorite pasttime. 
She found contentment in her relationship with her canine companions over the years, including Timmy, Charlotte and Gamma Ray. 
During Union's early years of volunteer fire and rescue, she served as part of the emergency phone system dispatching personnel to the scene to help. 
She was very fortunate to be surrounded by family, friends, and caregivers who gave unselfishly of their time and compassion to make her final years comfortable in her own home. 
She was predeceased by her first husband, Vivian F. Hills in 1948; her second husband, Richard E. Gorden in 1986; a sister, Dorothy Martin in 1987, and by a step-son, Larry Gorden in 1973. 
She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Hills of Union; her son, Donald Hills of Union; her stepdaughter, Janice Linscott of Union, a stepson, Jenness Gorden of Tolland, Conn., as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren and nephews. 
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Lakeview Cemetery in Union. Rev. Warner Howard will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland 04841.

Maxwell H. Ames
(Sep 26): Maxwell H. Ames, 54, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, after a yearlong battle with cancer, at the Rockland home of his companion, Ellen Bunker McMahan.
Born at Vinalhaven, Sept. 13, 1947, he was the son of Lavon S., Jr. and Beatrice Burgess Ames. He was educated in Vinalhaven elementary school. After moving to St. George, he attended Tenants Harbor schools. He was a 1965 graduate of Georges Valley High School, and a 1969 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.
He began spending the summer lobstering in Matinicus at the age of 13. In more recent
years until his illness, he lobstered off Matinicus, fishing from his vessel, “Evening Star”. Mr. Ames was always accompanied by his Black Lab, Claudine.
For more than 18 years, he served as 3rd mate and navigation officer aboard commercial shipping vessels.
Active in Matinicus community life for many years, he served as Fire Chief for five years, three years on the Matinicus School Board, and several years as Road Commissioner.
He enjoyed hunting, cooking, hosting family get-togethers and was looking forward to the birth of his fourth grandchild in November.
Besides his father of Matinicus, his mother of Vinalhaven, and his companion of Matinicus, Mr. Ames is survived by his step-mother, Verna Ames, a son, Marshall D. Ames; a daughter Marina D. Ames all of Matinicus; a brother Lavone S. “Biscuit” Ames, III; three sisters, Catherine A. Oakes and her husband Robert, Sr. all of Vinalhaven, Jackie Ames of Freeport, Carolyn Ames Pitt and her husband Randy of Tenants Harbor; three grandchildren Maxwell D. Ames, Adrianna Ames, Ashlynn Ames; as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001 at the Congregational Church of Matinicus, with the Reverend Ted Hoskins officiating. For those who are attending services, the Sunbeam will be leaving the Rockland Ferry Terminal at 8:15 a.m., Sunday, returning at approximately 3 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, 100 U.S. Rt. One, Unit 107, Scarborough, ME, 04075, or the Matinicus Congregational Church, c/o Christina Young, Matinicus, ME, 04851.
Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland, Maine.

Ida M. Green
(Sep 26): Ida M. Green, 82 passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2001 at her home in Valparaiso, Florida.
She was born October 14, 1918 in Waldoboro, the daughter of Felton and Minnie Simmons Wallace.
She was married to Robert S. Green for 57 years until his death on May 15, 2001. She and Robert spent the last 50 years summering here in Maine, and enjoying the beautiful summer weather.
She is survived by her sons, Allen Winchenbach of Hillsboro, Gerald Winchenbach of Niceville, Florida, Sister, Inez Brazier of Waldoboro, six grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro, followed by a graveside service at Sweetland Cemetery in Waldoboro, Maine. The Rev. Warner Howard will officiate.

Kenneth Preston Herrick
(Sep 26): Kenneth Preston Herrick, 94, a life-long resident of Camden, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center after a brief illness.
Born in Camden on Dec. 26, 1906, he was the son of Ernest and Nettie Herrick. He married Lillian G. Grey in Camden on May 15, 1944. Mrs. Herrick died on July 18, 1992.
For many years, Mr. Herrick worked as a supervisor in the weaving department at the Knox Woolen Mill in Camden, retiring at the age of 67. 
He was a 40 year member of the Amity Lodge, No. 6 A.F. & A.M. and the John Street United Methodist Church where he previously sang in the choir. He enjoyed visiting the Camden Health Care Center, where he sang and played his guitar for the nursing home residents.
Mr. Herrick was well known as a great historian of the Town of Camden, his dry sense of humor, and quick wit. Ken will be remembered as a gentle man who demonstrated kindness to many people.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Visiting hours will be 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2001 at the Robert E. Laite Funeral Home, 9 Mountain Street, Camden. The funeral will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001 at the John Street United Methodist Church in Camden, with the Rev. Linda Campbell Marshall officiating. 
A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the service. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. 
Memorial donations may be made to the John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John Street, Camden, ME, 04843. 

James Webster Siegel
(Sep 25): James Webster Siegel, 67 died Sept. 22, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport, after a long illness.
He was born in Methuen, Mass. June 20,1934, the son of Richard and Mary Alice
Byron Siegel.
He was the husband of Priscilla Bell Siegel. They where married June 26, 1957.
He was a 1953 graduate of Central High School, Manchester, N.H.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He worked in Lowell, Mass.for Synphonic Electronics for several years. He moved to Warren in 1970 and worked for the former Dunn and Elliot Oil Co., Frank Ames Furniture and Appliance in Camden, and was Desk Clerk for the Lord Camden Inn Camden.
He was a volunteer and founding member of the Warren Ambulance
Company. He was a member of the Camden’s Chestnut Street Baptist Church. 
He loved camping, fishing, crossword puzzles, and the Boston Red Sox.
Survivors include his wife of Warren, three sons, Gregory Siegel and wife Deborah of Woolwich, Richard Siegel of Olathe, Kansas, Keith Siegel and his wife Vicki of Union, one sister, Mrs. Marilyn Hastings and husband Richard of Thomaston, six grandchildren, Daniel, Stephen, Valerie, Alyssa, Rachel, and Jacob, as well as four nieces and three nephews
There will be no visiting hours. A funeral service will be held Tuesday,1 p.m., at the Chestnut Street Baptist Church, Camden. The Rev. Gerald Gabriele will officiate. A reception at the church, will follow.
Interment will be Wednesday,1 p.m., at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Military Committal Graveside at the new cemetery on the Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.
In lieu of flowers, Mr. Siegel has requested that donations be made to the Ronald
McDonald House, 250 Brackett St., Portland, ME, 04102, in appreciation for
the kindness they showed to the family during his grandson Jacobs’ serious illness.

Joanne Valentine Babb Bolduc
(Sep 25): Joanne Valentine Babb Bolduc, 68, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2001 after a long illness, surrounded by her family at Camden Health Care Center.
Joanne was born July 20, 1933 in West Washington, the daughter of John and Alma Safford Babb.
She attended schools in West Washington, Cony High School in Augusta for two years, and graduated from Erskine Academy in South China in 1951. 
When she was first married, she spent a year in Puerto Rico. She returned to Portland working for Ma Bell for 16 years, and then working as a switchboard operator in communications for the State of Maine for nine years.
She enjoyed music, reading and horses. She was also a collector of Depression glass and cookbooks. She was a member of the MSR.
She is survived by sisters, Priscilla B. Packard and her husband William of Washington, Judy B. Oxton and her husband Bob of Camden, Linda B. Baldwin and her husband Paul of Nobleboro, Nancy B. Weymouth and her husband Rick of Nobleboro, Peggy B. Sleeper of Thomaston, a brother, John F. Babb and his wife Sonja of Manchester, special nieces and nephews, Laurie L. Packard of Mt. Vernon, Will J. Sleeper of Baltimore, Md., 14 nieces and nephews, as well as many grand nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2001 at the West Washington Cemetery in West Washington. Pastor Glen Palmer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne’s memory to Camp Sunshine, 35 Acadia Road, Casco, ME, 04015.

Evelyn E. Staples
(Dec 4): Evelyn E. Staples, 96, died after a long illness, Thursday Nov. 29, 2001 at the Camden Health Care Center. Born in Appleton, Feb. 14, 1905, she was the daughter of Frank and Eva Titus Kenney. 
Growing up in Appleton, she attended local schools and was a 1912 graduate of Appleton High School. Eventually she moved to Rockland where she worked at a variety of jobs, most notably, for 18 years at the former Knox Hospital as a waitress for the nurses. She also worked at the Ledges Motel, and Van Baalens.
On Aug. 16, 1931 she married Harry Albert Staples in Waldoboro.
She was a past member of the Penobscot View Grange.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1971, one daughter, Muriel Wiswell, one sister, Frances Robbins, and a brother, Newell Kenney. 
She is survived by two daughters, Geneva Szafranski of Lansing Michigan, Isabelle Thurston of Rockland; one son, Charles Fulton of New Mexico; a beloved son-in-law, Edward Wiswell of Machiasport; three grandchildren, Michael Szafranski of Ann Arbor, Mich., Richard McMahon of Diamondale, Mich., and Michael Hinnerman of Machiasport; eight great-grandchildren, Dennis, Joey, John, Sara, Katy, Meredith, Melissa and Michael, and one great-great-grandson, Braden.
A graveside committal service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday Dec. 8, 2001 at the Seaview Cemetery, Waldo Ave., Rockland. The Reverend Dr. Linwood Welch will officiate. 
In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 52 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine 04011 or the American Heart Association, Maine Affiliate, Inc., P.O. Box 346, Augusta, 04330.

David Gage Smith
(Dec 4): Camden -- David Gage Smith, 89, died Dec. 2, 2001, at his home in Camden.
Mr. Smith was born Feb. 18, 1912, in the same house where his father was born in Concord, Mass., and was the son of Theodore L. and Alice (Gage) Smith.
He attended the McAllister School at its locations in Concord, Lancaster and Weston, followed by Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., Yale College and Sheffield Scientific School in New Haven, Conn.
He graduated in 1933 from Yale with an MS degree and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1935. 
After brief civilian employment in stock and bond activities and public accounting, Mr. Smith joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. 
He attended the Meteorology Cadet School at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass., where he was admitted to the honor society of Sigma Xi and received a commission as a Second Lieutenant Weather Officer in the Army Air Force. 
He served at Gander Air Base, Newfoundland, throughout World War II. 
In 1947, he received a MS degree in Meteorology from MIT, and continued his military career in Tokyo, Japan and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Ultimately he was in charge of the Air Force ROTC detachment at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio and retired from the USAF as a Lieutenant Colonel. 
After retiring from the Air Force, Mr. Smith was a lecturer in accounting at the College of Business at Ohio University and then served as executive director of the O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Rotary International and the Ohio University Green and White Club. 
Mr. Smith had a life-long interest in Maine history and backwoods lore, and was the leading authority on the history of Katahdin Iron Works. 
After his retirement to Camden in 1973, he worked at the Camden Herald and at Downeast Magazine and was active in many community activities and charities. 
He was a long time member of the Mid-Coast Sail & Power Squadron (District 19), the Rockport Boat Club, the Appalachian Trail Club, the Ohio Retired Teacher’s Association, The Air Force Association, and a life member of The Retired Officer’s Association. 
Besides his wife, Helen Kaufmann Smith of Camden; he leaves two daughters, Judith S. Meyer of Bradenton, Fla. and Sarah Lincoln Luckenbill of Rantoul, Ill., two sons, Frederick Yates Smith of Fairfax Station, Va. and Stuart Gage Smith of Camden, a stepson, Jeffrey Reynolds Kaufmann of West Falmouth, Mass., and a stepdaughter, Rebecca Kaufmann Williams of Falls Church, Va., 10 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. 
His first wife, Katharyn Morris ("Tat") Smith, died January 24, 1996. 
Memorial services and interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. 
The family suggests memorial donations be made to: Special Collections, Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono, 04469-5729. 

Frank J. Witt
(Dec 3): Frank J. Witt, 93, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport. Born in Woburn, Mass., Nov. 13, 1908, he was the son of John E. and Isabelle Grant Witt. 
He was educated in Massachusetts schools, and graduated from Cambridge High School. He attended the Copley School of Commercial Art in Cambridge, Mass.
In 1925 he began employment with R. H. Stearns Department Store on Tremont Street in Boston. In 1938 he moved to Washington, D. C. to live with his sister and her husband. He immediately went to work with the government agency N.E.T.S.A. and later with Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
During World War II, Mr. Witt served almost four years with the U.S. Army, stationed in Hawaii. He was honorably discharged and given the good conduct medal, the American Defense Service medal with one Bronze Star. After the war, he worked with John Stiles Hotels and Motels, based in Georgia. He managed several of their motels located in the South.
Mr. Witt never married. He was a communicant of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. 
He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Witt is survived by two nephews, David Witt of Waterville, John Freeman of
Burlington, Mass., as well as six nieces.
A graveside committal service will be held at 8 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Road, Augusta.

Gertrude E. Bickford
(Dec 3): Gertrude E. Bickford, 89, wife of the late Donald R. Bickford, died Monday, December 3, 2001, at The Homestead in Owls Head.
Born at Vinalhaven, May 6, 1912, she was the daughter of Henry and Mabel Stinson Ladd. Growing up at Vinalhaven and Swans Island, she was educated in local schools and was a graduate of Vinalhaven High School.
Prior to the time of her illness, Mrs. Bickford resided in Rockland all of her married life.
She was predeceased by her husband in 1990.
Mrs. Bickford is survived by two sons, Donald Bickford and his wife Martha of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Richard Bickford and his wife Adele of Jensen Beach, Fla., one daughter, Betty Joseph and her husband John of St. George; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 7th, at the Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland. The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Friends of the Rockland Public Library, P.O. Box 764, Rockland, 04841.

James J. Hanley
(Nov 29): Rockland -- James J. Hanley, 80, died after a brief illness, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Born in Vinalhaven, June 10, 1921, he was the son of James and Llora Morton Hanley. Growing up in Rockland, he attended local schools and was a 1938 graduate of Rockland High School. While in school, he achieved good grades and played both football and hockey.
During his youth he worked at various jobs including, deep sea fishing, lobstering, digging clams and raking hay.
His formal career as an electrical engineer began with Thurston Electric in Rockland. With that company he worked on the construction of the pipeline from Montreal to Portland, at the Lime Plant and many other commercial facilities in Rockland.
During the early years of World War II, he worked as an Electrician Forman in construction of Mine Sweepers at Boothbay Harbor.
From 1944 to 1946, he served with the U.S. Navy in the American and Pacific Theaters and while in the service attended two years of electrical school. 
On March 31, 1939, he married Alice L. Burgess in Vinalhaven.
Having completed a course in electrical engineering, he became a Union Electrical Supervisor, traveling throughout the United States. In that capacity, he worked in various paper mills, designing and installing electrical systems for those facilities. He retired in 1986.
He was a member of the American Legion in Waterville.
He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Seth and Frank, as well as a grandchild Samuel Favazza. He is survived by his wife of 62 years of Rockland; three daughters, Elaine Ward and her husband Charles of Rockland, Nina Pooler of Lady Lake, Fla.; Linda Ives of Florida; two brothers, Frederick "Ted" Hanley and his wife Sharon of Scarborough, Richard Hanley and his companion Linda Works of Waterville; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild as well as several nieces and nephews.
A graveside committal service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Seaview Cemetery, Waldo Avenue, Rockland. The Reverend Wayne Sawyer will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Maine Children's Cancer Program, 100 U.S. Route 1, Unit 107, Scarborough, 04075.
Stillman P. Havener
(Nov 27): Friendship -- Stillman P. Havener, 91, passed away Nov. 27, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport.
Stillman was born Jan. 3, 1910 in Friendship, the son of Chester and Alfretta Miller Havener. 
He grew up in Friendship and attended Friendship schools, graduating from the Friendship High School. 
On April 14, 1928, he married Edith Winchenbach and together they made their home in Friendship, raising their son Wayne. 
Stillman had a love for Friendship and the Maine coast and spent his life working as a clam digger and lobsterman. 
He was a member of the Advent Christian Church in Friendship. He was very involved in his church and enjoyed being a Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He enjoyed listening to Christian music. 
He loved baseball and his favorite team was the Red Sox, which in earlier years he listened to on the radio and later he enjoyed watching on television. 
He enjoyed eating out. He will be remembered by his grandchildren as always being involved in their activities and going to all of their games. 
He is predeceased by his wife, Edith, who died in 1998. 
He is survived by his son, Wayne Havener and his wife Kay of Friendship; grandchildren, Rev. Gary Havener and his wife Pat of Springfield, Mass.; Gregory Havener and his wife Pat of Friendship; Keith Havener of Waltham, Mass. and six great grandchildren.
A visiting hour will be held from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2001 at the Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001 at the Advent Christian Church in Friendship. The Rev. Dwight Dean will officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Advent Christian Church Organ Fund, P.O. Box 9, Friendship, 04547.

Norman O. Whitehill
(Nov 27): Norman O. Whitehill, Sr., 92, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, following a brief illness. Born at West Somerville, Mass., September 25, 1909, he was the son of Harrison W. and Inez Jones Whitehill. 
After moving here at a young age, he was educated in Thomaston public schools; and continuing his education, attended the Bartlett School of Tree Surgery in Stanford, Conn. and the Intertype School of Construction in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 1929 to 1931. From 1943 to 1944, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Storekeeper and Seaman Second Class.
On Sept. 7, 1939, he married Olive Teague at South Warren. She died in 1957. On Feb. 20, 1958, he married Elizabeth Snow in Rockland. They have since resided in Thomaston.
In the early years of his career, he worked as an assistant manager of the F.W. Woolworth Store in Presque Isle and later in the laboratory at Dragon Cement in Thomaston. For more than 30 years, Mr. Whitehill worked as a meter and utility man with the Central Maine Power Company, retiring in 1974. 
He was a member of the “Old Timers Club” at CMP. He was active for many years as a volunteer with the Thomaston Fire Department. A 27-year member of the Goodwill Grange #367, South Warren, he served four years as Master of that Grange and 1959, received the Silver Star Certificate of the National Grange, in recognition of 25 years continuous service. He was a former member of the Thomaston American Legion and a former member of the Thomaston Town League Bowling Team. Every holiday season, he took great pleasure in making fudge, which he delivered to all the local banks, the CMP Rockland office and to many friends. An exercise enthusiast, he enjoyed walking, eating out and participating in family events.
In younger years he enjoyed camping, snowmobiling, baseball games and gardening. Over the years he owned several cottages and boats. 
Other than his first wife, Mr. Whitehill was predeceased by one brother, Harold Whitehill in 1998, two sisters, Phyllis J. Hunt in 2001, and Florence M. Whitehill in 1990. 
Surviving are his wife of Spruce Head; one son, Norman O. Whitehill, Jr. and his wife Sandra of Waldoboro; two daughters, Sylvia E. Crane and her husband John of Port Clyde, Rebecca L. Gadbois and her husband Norman of Biddeford; one stepson, Stanwood L. Hanson and his wife Barbara of Spruce Head; one step-daughter Virginia H. Lofman and her husband Michael of Portland; two sisters, Martha E. and her husband, Captain Woodrow Wilson, Joyce V. and her husband Corydon Adams all of Thomaston; five grandchildren, Kendall M. Whitehill and his wife Jennifer of Waldoboro, Corinna M. Whitehill of Warren, Brian S. McLain of North Bridgton, Karen I. Gadbois of Hamden, Conn., Kevin A. Gadbois of Biddeford; seven step-grandchildren, Brandy B. Hanson of Brewer, Samantha S. Hanson of Spruce Head, Jessica A. McGonagle and her husband Kevin of Gloucester, Mass., Beth S. Lofman of Lynn, Mass., John J. Crane, IV and his wife Tami of Port Clyde, Troy H. Crane and his wife Rebecca of Cushing, Tracy L. Chipman of Thomaston; as weel as 11 great grandchildren, and four nieces.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3rd, at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, with the Rev. Wayne Sawyer officiating. 
Interment will follow in the Village Cemetery, Thomaston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Thomaston Fire Department, Thermal Imaging Camera Fund, Thomaston, 04861.

Arthur T. Woodman
(Nov 26): Arthur T. Woodman, 88, formerly of Park Street, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at the Knox Center for Long Term Care, after a long illness. Born Dec. 1, 1912 at Ash Point, Owls Head, he was the son of Arthur C. and Julitta Brown Woodman. 
He was educated in local schools. In earlier years, he served in the Maine National Guard and worked in northern Maine wood’s camps.
In 1937, he married Grace May Perry in Rockland. Mrs. Woodman died June 9, 1990.
For more than 45 years, Mr. Woodman worked with F.J. O’Hara and Son in Rockland. He worked in all phases of that business, retiring from the maintenance department Aug. 15, 1987.
He enjoyed his grandchildren.
Mr. Woodman is survived by a son, John A. Woodman of Rockland, a daughter, Mrs. Herman ‘Bessie’ Thayer, a brother, Russell Woodman, both of Owls Head; a sister, Beatrice Butler of Rockland; two grandchildren Arthur John Woodman of Rockland, Heather Arlene Woodman of Connecticut, one great grandchild Delilah Marie Woodman, as well as several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30 at the Burpee, Carpenter, and Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Knox Center for Long Term Care, Activities Department Memorial Fund, 22 White Street, Rockland, 04841 or the Rockland Ambulance Fund, 118 Park Street, Rockland, 04841.
Arrangements are with the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland.

Kenneth Sylis Hyler
(Nov 26): Kenneth Sylis Hyler, 72, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at his Cushing home after a long illness. He was born February 8, 1929 in Friendship, the son of Sylis and Cassie Jamerson Hyler.
He was the husband of Martha Humason Hyler.
He attended Cushing Schools. Mr. Hyler worked for Kendall Orff raising chickens, was a truck driver, worked at Hannon-Thayer garage Main St in Thomaston, Lyman-Morse Boat Builders, built houses, and worked for Terry Ryan building tool sheds. 
He was predeceased by a son, Donald Hyler.
Survivors include his wife of Cushing, three sons, Russell Hyler of Manfield, Texas, Walter Hyler of Maryland, Richard Hyler of Topsham, four daughters, Mrs. June and her husband Robert Phillips of Warren, Mrs. Irene Anderson of Fort Worth, Texas, Mrs. Teresa and husband Bruce Bishop of California, Mrs. Jerri Kent of Fruitland, Fla., one sister, Mrs. Elvie Morse of Port Clyde, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews
There will be no visiting hours. At the request of the deceased, a private service will be held. 

Dyson True Jameson
(Nov 26): Dyson True Jameson, 81, died Nov. 23, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport after a long illness. Born in Waldoboro, March 23, 1920, he was the son of Josiah Osgood and Bernys June Robinson Jameson.
He was the husband of Katheryn Peabody Jameson. They where married for 58 years.
He was a 1937 graduate of Waldoboro High School, and a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He worked in the Warren Woolen Mill. He retired after 28 years as Highway Foreman of the Department of Transportation Washington maintenance lot. In his retirement, he did carpentry work.
He was a member of Charles C. Lilly Post #l49 American Legion in Waldoboro, an active supporter of Second Congregational Church of Warren, a former fire chief of Warren, former treasurer and fifty-one year member of St. George Lodge A.F.&A.M., Warren, past district deputy of the ninetieth Masonic District, and a member of the Riverside Couples club.
He enjoyed going to Country agriculture fairs, gardening, beano, bird feeders, hunting, fishing, and being with his family. 
He was predeceased by a sister, Vera Haskins.
Survivors include his wife of Warren, one son, Gordon L. Jameson and friend Brenda King of West Rockport, one sister, Mrs. Alcy and her husband Billy Achorn of Waldoboro, two grandchildren, Kristin and Tory, and one great grandchild, Mara.
There will be no visiting hours. A private committal service will be held at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. 
Friends are requested to make donations in his memory to the Second Congregational Church, P.O. Box 206, Warren, 04864

John Blethen
(Nov 22): Rockland -- John Blethen, 82, a retired Research Chemist, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2001 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center, Rockport after a brief illness.
Born in Bath, May 18, 1919, he was the son of John, Sr. and Minnie MacDougal Blethen. Educated in local schools, he was a 1937 graduate of Rockland High School.
After completing two years of studies at the University of Maine, Orono, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp and served with the Air Corps during World War II. While home on leave, June 22, 1944, he married Ruth E. Gregory in Rockland. After his discharge, the Blethens lived for a brief time in Rockland before moving to Orono, where Mr. Blethen completed his studies at the University of Maine, graduating in 1948.
After residing in Waterbury, Vt for a time, they moved to Myerstown, Pa., where he was employed for eight years with Whitmoyer Laboratories.
In 1959, he returned to Rockland, taking a position as a research chemist with Marine Colloids. In 1983, he retired from full-time employment with FMC, Rockland, but continued as a consultant until 1989.
Mr. Bletehen had an inventive mind, and held three patents related to food processing.
He particularly enjoyed pursuing his life-long hobby of painting, drawing, and reading. He enjoyed creating cartoons for church, friends and family. Since his retirement, he has traveled with his wife to Kenya to visit daughter Joyce and family, as well as a trip to the Pacific Northwest, with a group of Rockland friends.
For 15 years, he served on the Advisory Board of the Rockland Public Library and for several years as chairman of that Board.
He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Rockland.
Besides his wife of 57 years, Mr. Blethen is survived by two sons, William J. Bletehen and his wife Susan of Falmouth, Rand J. Blethen of Miami, Fla.; three daughters, Janice B. Cramer and her husband Lyle of Westbrook, Johnna B. Brazier of Holden, Joyce A. Raychard of Buxton; two sisters, Jacqueline Blethen, Grace Azevedo both of Rockland; nine grandchildren, Brian and Bruce Cramer, J. Cressica and Shireen Brazier, Bethany, Gregory and Kara Raychard, Deven and Andrew Blethen and one nephew, Michael Azevedo.
Visiting hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland, where a celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday. Wayne C. Raychard will officiate. Interment will follow in the Achorn Cemetery, Old County Road, Rockland.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either the Friends of the Rockland Public Library, P.O. Box 764, Rockland or New England Bible College, P.O. Box 2886, South Portland, 04116.

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