Mrs. Gwendolyn B. Cordwell
NORWAY - Gwendolyn B. Cordwell, 85, of Norway died Monday, November
15, 1999 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Norway on July 9, 1914, a daughter of Ronell C. and
Mary Driscoll Bicknell.
She graduated from Norway High School and she had been a homemaker
most of her life.
She did alterations for L.F. Pike and Sons. She was a member of the
Rebekah Lodge and the Congregational Church Guild.
She married George W. Cordwell on September 10, 1937; he passed away
on December 2, 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Thelma C., and her husband, Don Mills,
of Norway; a son, William Cordwell of Norway; four grandchildren, Dan Mills
of Norway, Laurie Proctor of Oxford, Michael Cordwell of West Paris and
Michelle Patten of Clinton and 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased
by two sisters, Thelma E. Bicknell and Helena Gammon.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday November 18, at 1 p.m.
at Norway Pine Grove Cemetery, South Paris.
Donations in her memory can be made to Androscoggin Home Health-Hospice
Division, 15 Strawberry Ave., Lewiston, ME 04243.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Mrs. Lillian M. Eaton
LEWISTON - Lillian M. Eaton, 72, widow of James Eaton, Jr. of Rumford
Center died Friday, November 11, at Central Maine Medical Center where
she had been a patient for one week.
She was born on April 23, 1927, in Rumford, the daughter of Joseph
and Althea Niman Hebert. She was educated in Rumford schools and had been
employed at Diamond Match in Peru for more than six years as a floor lady.
She also worked at Bass Shoe in Rumford and DeCoster's in Turner.
Survivors include three sons and two daughter-in-laws, James III, Brian
and Elena, and Randy and Christine, all of Rumford Center; 11 grandchildren;
13 great-grandchildren; two half sisters, Mrs. Bernard (Reanne) Frost of
Peru and Mrs. Emile (Crystal) LaBerge of Freeport; two half brothers, Harold
Hebert of Peru and Freddie Hebert of Livermore.
Mrs. Eaton was predeceased by a daughter, Rachael Henry, and two half
brothers, Bruce and Dick Hebert.
Mrs Ina L. Maki
ROCHESTER, NH - Ina L. Maki, 77, of Strafford, NH died November 3,
at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NH.
Born in Norway, she lived in Strafford for one year, formerly living
in Lovell and Norway.
She was the daughter of the late Lempi and John Maki.
She enjoyed word search puzzles, reading, and cooking.
She leaves sons, Roger Sanborn of Hamptead, NH, King Sanborn of Strafford,
NH, and Kevin Sanborn of Haverhill, MA; a daughter, Elva Peters of Haverhill,
MA; sisters Sigrid Knightly of Haverhill, MA and Lillian Fournier of Michigan;
a brother Robert Maki of Portland; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren,
and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was also the mother of the
late Steve Sanborn.
Funeral arrangements were at Peabody Funeral Home in Derry, NH. Burial
was in West Hampstead Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Finnish-American Heritage
Society, Maple Street, West Paris, ME 04289.
Mr. Joseph Robert Martin Sr.
NORWAY - Joseph Robert Martin Sr., 74, of Norway died Sunday November
14, 1999, at his residence.
He was born in Oxford on June 19, 1925, the son of Ralph and Dora Demaris
He attended school in Oxford. Mr. Martin married Phyllis Everett on
June 2, 1956.
For 27 years until 1968, Mr. Martin worked as caretaker, handyman,
and driver for Father J. Francis Brady at St. Catherines of Sienna Church.
He later was the owner of Martin's Repair Service where he fixed small
engine machinery until retiring in 1986. Mr. Martin worked part time in
retirement for Paris Manufacturing and Sanborn Machine until his illness
would not allow him to continue.
He loved to go hunting, fishing, bowling, and snowmobiling. He also
enjoyed going to the Fryeburg Fair every year.
He is survived by his wife. Phyllis. of Norway; four sons, Joseph R.
Jr. of Norway, John F. of Waterford, Timothy D. of Waterford, and Lewis
S. of Otisfield; two daughters, Suzanne Martin of Norway and Angela M.
Webb of Norway; a sister Gloria Reed of Cape Elizabeth, 10 grandchildren,
and several nieces and nephews
At the request of the family, their are no services scheduled at this
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Mrs. M. Janet Howarth
SOUTH PARIS - M. Janet Howarth, 69, of Papoose Pond in North Waterford
and Scarborough died Tuesday, November 16, 1999 at Market Square Health
She was born in Berlin, NH on October 19, 1930 the daughter of Edward
W. and Marie Cote O'Neil. She was a graduate of Portland High School.
She had been a housewife. She was a member of the Sun Shine Club of
New Limerick. She served in the U. S. Marine Corp for three years as a
Sergeant. She married Wallace L. Howarth on May 26, 1956.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Glenn E. Howarth of Westbrook
and Michael J. Howarth of Palmer, Alaska; two brothers, George E. O'Neil
and John W. O'Neil both of Portland; two sisters, Louise Kilcline of North
Kingston, RI., and Patricia Dubar of Portland and six grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held at a later date at the Pulpit Rock
Cemetery in North Waterford.
Donations can be made in her memory to the Alzheimers Association of
ME. Chapter, 163 Lancaster St., Suite 160B, Portland, ME 04101.
Arrangements are under the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home,
Mr. Adam Edward Schlanser Jr.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Adam Edward Schlanser Jr., 82, of Fort Washington,
MD died October 14, at George Washington Hospital in Washington, D.C. of
injuries caused by a fall.
Mr. Schlanser was the son of Col. Adam E. Schlanser, U.S. Army Medical
Corps, a former commander of Walter Reed Army Hospital, and Martha Marie
He was born July 6, 1917, at Columbus Barracks, OH. He saw service
as an enlisted man and as an officer in both the Army and the Air Force,
during World War II and later Korea, retiring from the Air Force reserves
as a Major.
Upon leaving the service he earned his accounting degree and worked
at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. for 25 years.
For many years Mr. Schlanser spent two weeks each summer with his brother,
Major General Lawrence E. Bud Schlanser, on Paris Hill.
He is survived by eight nieces and nephews, among them Juliet S. DeMont
of Rochester Hills, MI and Lawrence E. Schlanser, Jr. of Northville, MI.
Burial took place in Arlington National Cemetery on October 19.
Mrs. Annie M. Cummings
SOUTH PARIS - Annie M. Cummings, 87, of South Paris died Tuesday, November
16, 1999 at Market Square Health Care Center.
She was born in Kezar Falls on May 13, 1912, the daughter of Frederick
R. and Mercy Drew Merrill.
She graduated from Porter High School in 1931 and from the Hairdressing
School of Portland in 1932.
She had worked as a housemother at Bates College and had worked in
Charlotte, NC and Cape Cod, MA.
She had made her home in South Paris since 1984. She enjoyed crocheting,
doll collecting and clowns.
Survivors include two sons, Joseph of Acton and Kent of Hebron; 16
Grandchildren and 10 great-Grandchildren.
Mrs. Cummings was predeceased by a daughter, Catherine, in 1992; a
son, Wayne, in 1993 and a brother, Guy Merrill.
Funeral Services were held on Friday, November 19, 1999 at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, South Paris. Interment was in the Kezar Falls Burial Ground
Memorial gifts in her memory may be made to the Market Square Health
Care Center, Activity Fund, 12 Market Square, South Paris, ME 04281.
Mr. William Charles Trenoweth Sr.
LEWISTON - William Charles Trenoweth Sr., 64, of Turner, and formerly
of Peru, died Thursday , November 18, at the Central Maine Medical Center.
Mr. Trenoweth was born July 19, 1935, the son of the late John and
Ruth (Glover) Trenoweth.
Mr. Trenoweth served as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps
and retired from the Maine Central Railroad and the Maine State Cable.
He married his wife Delphia in 1995. He enjoyed fishing and spending
time with his family.
Mr. Trenoweth is survived by his wife, Delphia Trenoweth; three daughters,
Julie Hall, and her husband, Bruce, of Chesterville, Debra Farnum and her
husband, David, of Milton Plantation, and Sandra Martin and her husband,
Tim, of Rumford; one son, William Trenoweth Jr.; three step-children, Skip
Douglass and his wife, Janice, of Buckfield, Tony Douglass and his wife,
Roberta, of Oxford, and Pamela Pardis and her husband, Dennis, of Lewiston;
nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; 14
step-great-grandchildren; six sisters, Eleanor Andrews, Harriet Sicotte,
Carrine Ackley, Thelma Milligan, Clara Gallant, and Jody Trenoweth and
three brothers, Norman, Daniel, and James Trenoweth.
Mr. Trenoweth was predeceased by a brother, John Trenoweth, and a half-sister,
Visitation was held on Sunday, November 21, at the Andrews Funeral
Home, Buckfield. Funeral services were then held with the Rev. Glen Carver
officiating, followed by graveside services at the Buckfield-Damon Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Faith Bible Chapel, P.O. Box
250, Buckfield, ME 04220.
Mr. Lawrence Russell Shaw
BRIDGTON - Lawrence Russell Shaw, 79, of Bridgton, died at his home
on Saturday, Dec. 1, 1999.
Born on October 19, 1920, he was the son of the late Earl and Edith
(Wentworth) Shaw. He graduated from the Bridgton High School and was a
veteran of WWII while serving in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Shaw married Phyllis Libby in 1946.
He retired in 1984 from the Central Maine Power Company, where he worked
as a line engineer.
Mr. Shaw served as a past commander for the VFW and belonged to the
Harrison VFW, the American Legion in Bridgton, the Congregational Church
in Bridgton, and the NRA.
Mr. Shaw is survived by his wife, Phyllis; a son, Curtis Shaw and his
wife Barbara of Green; two grandchildren, Heather Desjardins and Sally
Shaw; three great-grandchildren, Victoria and Katie Desjardins and Alexander
Bachelder; three brothers, Norman Shaw of South Paris, Ronald Shaw of Highland,
CA and Donald Shaw of Sunbury, PA; and a sister, Virginia Richardson, of
South Paris. He was predeceased by his parents and one sister.
Graveside memorial services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the
Forest Hills Cemetery in Bridgton with the Rev. Richard Bennett officiating.
Friends who wish may donate to the American Cancer Society, 52 Federal
St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Raymond-Wentworth Funeral
Home, 8 Elm St., Bridgton.
Mrs. Florence A. Foss
LEWISTON -Florence A. Foss, 58, of Minot died Tuesday, November 30,
1999, at Central Maine Medical Center.
She was born in Lovell, December 24, 1940, the daughter of Lawrence
and Hattie Irish Bean.
She attended the Verrill School in Minot and had worked as a mental
health worker for the State of Maine.
She enjoyed country western dancing, her dog Pebbles and spending time
with her grandchildren.
She was married to Russell Foss who died June 28,1983.
She is survived by the father of her children George Hemond of Minot;
four children, Alfred Hemond of Minot, Donald and his wife, Serae, Hemond
of Minot, Rosemarie and Jim Marcoux of New Kingstown,R.I. and Albert and
his wife, Jeannine, Hemond of Minot; three step sons, Brian and his wife,
Denise, Foss of Minot, Edward Hemond of Florida and Raymond and his wife,
Julie ,Hemond of Massachusetts; four sisters, Elsie Thompson of Bridgton,
Pauline Norton of Waterford, Mary Millett of Norway and Camilla Mowatt
of Oxford;a brother, Lyman Rogers, of Norway; eight grandchildren, six
step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild.
She was predeceased by four brothers, Leon and Perley Bean, Roswell
Brown and James Richards; three sisters, Elizabeth Yeaton, Lillian Edwards
and Phyllis Millett.
Family and friends attended graveside services Thursday, December 2
at the Riverside Cemetery, West Minot.
Those who wish may make memorial gifts in her memory to the Arthritis
Foundation, 930 Brighton Ave., Portland.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Weston-Chandler Funeral
Home, Mechanic Falls.
Mrs. Elinor Koistinen Heikkinen
WEST PARIS - Elinor Koistinen (Briggs) Heikkinen, 84, of West Paris
died Thursday, December 2, 1999, at the Ledgeview Living Center.
Born in West Paris on February 25, 1915, she was the daughter of the
late Hilda and Paul Koistinen.
On November 3, 1935, she married Charles Fredrick Briggs, who predeceased
her in 1955. During their marriage, they lived in Auburn and Haverhill,
In 1955 she returned to Maine with her daughter Mary Ann Briggs and
lived for a while on Paris Hill before settling again in West Paris.
She worked for a number ofyears at Perham's Maine Mineral Store and
then as a housekeeper.
On June 25, 1968 she married Waino E. Heikkinen, who predeceased her
She was also predeceased by her three sisters, Memi, Jessie and Elizabeth.
She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Briggs, and several nieces
Graveside services were held at the West Paris Finnish Cemetery on
Saturday, December 4.
Those who wish may make donations in Mrs. Heikkinen's memory to the
Activities Department, Ledgeview Living Center, P.O. Box 69, West Paris,
Arrangements were under the care of the Andrews Funeral Home, South
Mr. John C. Provencher
NORWAY - John C. Provencher, 49, of Mt. View Circle, West Bethel, died
unexpectedly Monday afternoon, November 29, 1999, at Stephens Memorial
Mr. Provencher was born in Berlin, May 28, 1950, the son of Norman
and Cecile (Morin) Provencher, who survive him.
He attended Gorham schools, graduating from Gorham, NH, High School
Mr. Provencher married the former Barbara Merrill, on August 31, 1974,
and several years later they established their home in West Bethel, where
they have resided for the past 21 years.
He was the supervisor of maintenance and transportation at Gould Academy,
Bethel, with which he had been associated for 23 years.
Mr. Provencher enjoyed woodworking, gardening, family, friends, and
coffee. He especially enjoyed Christmas, and the holidays.
Besides his father of Groveton, his mother of Gorham, and his wife
of 25 years, he is survived by two daughters, Jaclyn and her husband, Marc,
Riendeau, of Berlin, and Miranda and her finance, Mark MacKay, of Gorham;
a sister, Norma Hester of Kentucky; two brothers, Jim and his wife, Jane,
of Berlin, and Norman Jr., of Gorham, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Friends were received at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Bethel, on Wednesday.
Funeral services were held at the West Bethel Union Church, Thursday, December
2, followed by cremation.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations to Christmas for Families,
c/o Nina Wheeler, 157 Barker Rd., Bethel, ME, 04217.
Mrs. Edna Eleanor Whitehouse Estes
NORWAY - Edna Eleanor Whitehouse Estes, age 88, died Friday, December
17, after a long illness at Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center in
She was born in Rumford, October 23,1911, the daughter of William L.
and Annie L. Whitehouse. She was educated in Rumford schools and graduated
from Stevens High School, class of 1929.
She married Carl E. Estes in 1935, and moved to Auburn where he was
employed by the H.P. Hood Company, moving to Brunswick in 1940.
As a member of the Pleasant Street Methodist Church, Mrs. Estes served
as a Sunday School Teacher, communion steward, choir member, and served
on many other committees. When the church moved to its new location on
Church Road, it became known as the Brunswick United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed the Wednesday Morning Bible Study group and later, the Thursday
Afternoon Bible Study group. She was an active member of The Loyalty Club
of the church and a Golden Link member of the Brunswick Methodist women.
A church member for more than 50 years, she was an honorary member of the
church's Administrative Board at the time of her death.
Mrs. Estes was employed by the Brunswick school lunch program at Brunswick
High School for 17 years, retiring in 1976. She enjoyed spending weekends
and vacations at the family homestead, the Whitehouse Farm, settled by
her ancestors in the early 1800's in Lovell, and spent summers there after
her husband retired. She enjoyed reading and keeping in touch with family
She is predeceased by her husband Carl in 1988; a daughter, Lynda Anne
Estes in 1956; four brothers, Weston Whitehouse, Walter Whitehouse, Harry
Whitehouse, and Roy Whitehouse; and her sister, Iva Potter.
She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn Estes Carter of Lovell; a
grandson, Andrew Estes Carter of Lovell; a granddaughter, Beth Ellen McNamara
of Tolono, IL; a great-granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Carter; several
nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours were on Tuesday, December 21, at the Brackett Funeral
Home in Brunswick, followed by a funeral service on Wednesday, December
22, at the United Methodist Church in Brunswick. Interment was in Wayside
Cemetery in West Paris.
Mr. Edward W. Gordon
South Paris - Edward W. Gordon, age 70, of North Norway died Monday,
December 20, 1999 at the Market Square Health Care Center.
He was born in Bethel on January 6, 1929 the son of Harry and Dorothy
Clough Gordon. He moved to South Paris with his family at the age of 4,
attending schools in South Paris. He lived for many years in the Bethel
area with his first wife Kathrine Gordon, residing in the Norway area for
the past 22 years with his wife Doris.
He worked for the Grand Trunk Canadian National Railway starting in
1943 working his way up to Track Foreman, he worked there for 45 yearsuntil
his retirement in 1988. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way. He enjoyed hunting, wood-working and was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Doris Gordon of Norway; three
brothers, Merl and Sidney of Norway and Robert Clough of Hebron; one Sister,
Edith Stevens of Canton; two sons, Peter and his wife Susan and Michael;
one Daughter, Paula Spearin; two step-daughters, Shirley Westleigh and
her fiance Frank Walker of Bethel and Laurie and her husband Kenneth Crockett
of Locke Mills; 16 Grandchildren, Tracy, Cheire, Michael Edward, Kyle,
Peter Michael, Matthew, Terrence, Harley, and Michelle Gordon, Christopher
and Brandy Cordwell, Karen Gilbert, Stephanie Bolen, Danielle Merrill,
Wednesday and Nicole Westleigh; 15 Great Grandchildren, Lucas, Brent and
Dylan Gordon, Keith and RayAnn Morin, Derek and Chelsea Merrill, Destiny
Long, Bailey Young, Taylor and Matthew Bolen, Zachary Gilbert, Shania and
Shaquielle Pike and Zachary Blackman.
He was predeceased by a son, Terry Gordon; two Sisters, Beryl Gordon
and Mary Stevens; and one Brother, Winfield Gordon.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, December 26, 1999 at 11
a.m. at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris. Arrangements are under
the direction of Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway.
Mr. Rodger W. Lincoln
HINGHAM, MA- Rodger W. Lincoln, age 83, of Hingham died Friday, December
10, at home after a long illness. He was a captain in the Hingham Fire
Department for more than 30 years and a World War II Navy veteran. Mr.
Lincoln enjoyed gardening.
A lifelong resident of Hingham, he was a graduate of Hingham High School.
He had maintained a residence in Buckfield.
Husband of the late Natalie (Brigham) Lincoln, he is survived by two
sons Rodger W. Lincoln, Jr. of Hingham and Richard W. Lincoln of Bath;
a daughter Gail F. Lane of Hingham; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren;
a brother C. Warren Lincoln of Hingham; and a sister Evelyn Crossman of
Visiting hours were on Sunday, December 12, at the Downing Cottage
Funeral Chapel on 21 Pond Street. Funeral services and burial were private.
Donations in Mr. Lincoln's memory may be made to the Bare Cove Fire
Museum, P.O. Box 262, Hingham, MA 02043.
Mr. Tobin M. Heath
Portland - Tobin M. Heath, 29, a resident of East Oxford Road, South
Paris, for the past six years, died unexpectedly Monday evening at Maine
Medical Center, where he was scheduled for heart surgery January 4th.
Mr. Heath was born in Norway, Feb. 26, 1970, the son of Ronald J.,
and Dorothy B. (Bean) Heath, who survive him. He attended the Oxford Hills
school system, graduating from Oxford Hills High School in 1988, and attended
U.S.M., at Gorham for a year. A cook by vocation, he was most recently
associated with Bray's Restaurant, of Naples, for the past three years,
in that capacity.
An avid musician, he specialized in the bass guitar, most recently
appearing with the New Breed Band, throughout Western and Southern Maine.
Besides his parents, Mr. Heath is survived by his paternal grandmother,
Edna Heath, of South Paris; a sister: Holly Heath, of West Paris; two brothers:
David of Canton, and Alan, of West Paris; three step-children: Matthew,
Taima, and Shawna; a step-granddaughter: Corrissa; as well as his companion
Alisa Brown, also of South Paris.
Friends will be received at the Andrews Funeral Home, S. Woodstock,
Wed. evening from 6-8 P.M. Graveside funeral services will be conducted
at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Rt. 26, S. Paris, Thur. at 1 o'clock.
Friends who wish may make memorial donations in Tobins memory to: American
Heart Assoc., 20 Winter St., P.O. Box 317, Augusta, ME, 04332-0317.
Mr. Stanley E. Roy
NORWAY -Stanley Edward Roy, 72, a retired owner/operator of Oxford
Foods died Saturday, December 18, 1999, at his home in Anthony, FL.
Mr. Roy was Catholic. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He
proudly received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theatre Medal,
one star, and the Phillipine Liberation Medal.
He loved harness racing and attending thoroughbred horse sales in Ocala,
Survivors include his wife Barbara D. Roy of Anthony, FL; his sons
Peter E. Roy and fiancee Becky Foster, Harrison and Thomas Roy of Norway;
his stepsons Peter Baker of South Paris and Perry Baker and wife Kate of
Oxford; his brothers Robert Roy of Deer Isle, MA, and Donald Roy of Pompano
Beach, FL; his sister Marie Roy of Trinidad, CA; and grandchildren Shaunay
Ashlie Baker of Hebron, Joe and Arika (Crunchie) Baker of Oxford and Tayla
Marie of South Paris.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of
Marion County, PO Box 4860, Ocala, FL 34478-4860.
Mr. Michael P. Clark
NORWAY - Michael P. Clark, age 49, of Oxford died Saturday, December
18, 1999 at Stephens Memorial Hospital. He was born at Mechanic Falls on
January 5, 1950. Mike was educated in Fryeburg schools and the Criminal
Justice Academy. He had worked for many years for the Oxford Police Department
with the rank of Sergeant.
He was a member of the Oxford Lodge #18 AF & AM in Norway, and
was associated with Santa Visits Oxford. He served his country proudly
in the United States Army serving in Vietnam. He had lived in the Oxford
area with his companion and best friend, Laurie Proctor and her children,
Mia and Benjamin. He is survived by his son Michael P. Clark, Jr., three
brothers; William Herrick of West Paris, Arthur Herrick of Groveland, MA
and Orman Herrick. A sister Mary Richardson. His step-mother Dorothy Clark
He was predeceased by a sister, Ann Thayer and his biological parents
Chester and Mary Poule Herrick and his adoptive father Charles Clark.
Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, December 22, 1999 at 1 p.m.
at the Oxford Advent Christian Church on Route 26 in Oxford. Interment
was in the Norway Pine Grove Cemetery in South Paris. Family and friends
attended visiting hours Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Weston-Chandler
Funeral Home, 230 Main St., Norway. Public Masonic Services by Oxford Lodge
#18 were at 7 p.m. Donations in Mike's memory may be sent to either the
Oxford Police Department, Oxford Fire and Rescue or to the American Heart
Association, Box 346, Augusta, ME 04330.