Elmer E. Gilpatrick

Manchester, NH- Elmer Gilpatrick, passed away Christmas morning December 25, 2007 of a heart condition.

He was born in Houlton, Maine to Verner and Viola Gilpatrick. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Willadean Dew. He was married to Anne Gellert Gilpatrick who also predeceased him.

Elmer graduated from Bangor High School, attended Duke University, and served in the Army as an officer during the Korean conflict. He was a sales rep for Bostitch Staples and part time author writing short stories; some of which where published.

He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Traci Swift, step son Dan Lubell of Iowa and brother Waldo Gilpatrick of West Gardiner, Maine.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


James Colby

MOUNT VERNON-James "Russ" Colby passed away Jan. 16, 2008.

He was born May 31, 1935.

He is survived by three loving daughters, Brenda Colby, of California, Bonnie and Mike Petrone, of China, and Jamie and Rick Poulin, of Augusta; four grandchildren, Adrianna, Eric, Kait and Michaela; and five siblings.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Chester and Marieta; and one brother and one sister.

At his request, no services will be held. Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.


Timothy A. Slusher

TOPSHAM — Timothy A. Slusher, 46, died at his home on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008, following a courageous seven-year battle with cancer. His wife and family were near.

He was born in San Diego, Calif., on Oct. 29, 1961. He attended schools in San Diego and in New Zealand as an AFS exchange student, where he gained a love for playing rugby. He was a food and beverage consultant for many years, as well as a wine maker and novelist. He was an avid reader. His adventurous spirit and zest for life, showed in his love of playing rugby, being in the outdoors, camping, rock climbing, hiking and writing his novels. His nieces, nephews, family, many friends and his big cat, Tigger surrounded him with love and admiration.

Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Terry of Topsham, Maine; his sister, Lori Slusher of Pine Valley; his mother and father, Helen and C. Edward Slusher of San Luis Obispo; mother and father-in-law Louise and Raymond Gauvin of Bridgton, Maine, Aunts and Uncles, Grace and Roy Seifert of La Mesa; Ruth and the late Scotty Embleton of Santee. Cousins Martin Seifert of Campo, Christine and Berry Woolery of El Cajon, Norm Embleton of San Diego, Eric Embleton of San Diego, Jean and Dwight Raymond of San Marcos, and pre-deceased by Denny Embleton and Neal Seifert. Five sister-in-laws; eight brother-in-laws, 10 nieces; three nephews; and one great-nephew.

A celebration of his life was held on Monday the 14th at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick, Maine. Another celebration of his life will be held in San Diego in late spring. In accordance to his wishes, his ashes will be scattered in Piute Meadows of the Eastern Sierras also in late spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made Tim’s name to the American Cancer Society 207-373-3900 or Sierra Club, 415-977-5653.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, Maine.


George "Jim" Edward Lane

Litchfield-George (Jim) Edward Lane, 57, passed away peacefully Monday, January 7, 2007 surrounded by family in his home in Litchfield.

He is survived by his mother, Helen Lane of Litchfield, his wife, Joyce Lane of Litchfield, a brother, W. Carlton Lane, Litchfield, 2 sisters - Shirley Summers of Willard, Utah, and Sylvia Morrill of Litchfield, his 4 children, Tracy, Christopher, Catherine, James, and their spouses, 7 grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends in the community and from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He graduated from CMVTI, was in the National Guard, worked as a mechanic for the State of Maine and privately, a driver for Kennebec Journal, and a driver for Rocking T Farms. His passions in life were his family and his large collection of antique western toys.

Viewing hours will be held Thursday, January 10th at the LDS Chapel on Hasson Street in Farmingdale, ME from 1:00 to 3:30 pm. Funeral Services will follow at the same location at 4:00 pm. Reception to follow. Burial services to be held in the spring. Services will include a chance for anyone to come forward and speak of memories or stories of Jim (George).

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Ruth McClanahan

Dorothy Ruth Kempton McClanahan(Kempy)died Christmas Eve December 24, 2007 at Hill House Assisted Living in Bath, Maine. She was born August 21, 1912 to Willard Hoyt Kempton and Alice Coffin Kempton in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the family moved to Avon Park, Florida in 1930. From there she attended Wooster College, Wooster, Ohio where she met her future spouse, Paul H. McClanahan (deceased 4/25/2005). An adventuress, she travelled with her husband to Egypt in 1947 in the employ of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions. There she became a gifted hostess for American and international guests at Assiut College in Assiut, Egypt. The family returned to the United States in 1962. Her husband was appointed chaplain and ethics professor at Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois and it was at Monmouth College that she completed her B.A., cum laude, majoring in art, and taught remedial reading in the public school system for ten years, retiring to Avon Park in 1978.

Ruth was a lifelong member of the Avon Park Garden Club. A skilled decorator and flower arranger, she was also an avid bridge player. She is survived by her four children, Neal of Avon Park, Paul of Bath, Maine, Alice of Yorktown, Virginia, and David of Richmond, Virginia, three grandchildren, Brendan, Maria, and Paul, and great grandchild Peter.

Cremation arrangements are extended to Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, Maine. Her ashes will be carried back to Avon Park by her son Paul and her daughter-in-law Peesh and she will be buried next to her husband in the Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, arrangements made by the Fountain Funeral Home, 507 US 27 north. A graveside service will be held by Pastor Burt Lawrence at 11 AM on Wednesday, January 2, followed by a reception at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park.


Leo “Bugs” Frederick Trott

Richmond-Leo F. Trott, 76, of 226 Front St. passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at his residence.

He was born on January 21, 1931 in Gardiner the son of Walter and Bertha (Brown) Trott. Leo was a 1949 graduate of Richmond High School. He married Janet Moeller on Dec. 7, 1951.

Leo proudly served his country during the Korean War in the Mediterranean. Bugs was a 47 ½ year veteran of Bath Iron works, retiring in 1995 as a lead man straightener.

He was a member of the Richmond American Legion and fifty year member of the Village Lodge, Bowdoinham.

Leo enjoyed watching the Red Sox, but, the most important part of his life was his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife Janet of 56 years, his sons Rog and wife Sharon of Topsham, Wally and wife Susan of Richmond, Darrell of Richmond, daughters Pam and husband Michael of South Gardiner, Carole and Husband Richard of Lusby, Maryland, his special loves his grandchildren; Nathan, Shana, Samantha, Erika, Andrea, Alana, Spencer, Hilary, Annie, Kelci, Richard Alan, great grandchildren Wyatt and Owen, special brother Charles of Richmond, special aunts Millie of South Gardiner, Bertha of Gardiner, special brother in-law Joe and wife Evelyn of Bowdoinham, sister in-law Georgia and husband Jim of South Carolina, brother in-law Fred and wife Tillie of Arizona, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, December 27th 1 to 2pm at Kincer Funeral Home with a service to follow at 2pm with Pastor Tom Frey officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

In Leo’s memory donations may be made to the: Independence Association 87 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick, Me 04011, the Special Olympics 125 John Roberts Rd. Suite 19 South Portland, Me 04106 or the United Methodist Church Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Cecily Carlisle "Carli" Coughlan

Harpswell – Cecily Carlisle “Carli” Coughlan, 43, of Orrs Island, Maine and Seattle, Washington, died peacefully following a long illness on December 19, 2007 surrounded by family and the caring staff of the MidCoast Hospital.

Born June 27, 1964 , she was the third of four children of Peter Reed Coughlan and Cecily Baker Coughlan. A dedicated musician, equestrian and student, she attended Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Upon graduation, she received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Psychology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. While at college, she was a dedicated member of the Women’s Varsity Crew for several semesters. Immediately upon graduation, she moved west to train and apprentice with internationally renown rowing expert Frank Cunningham in Seattle Washington. She also became a member of the Lakeside School faculty as an English Teacher and Crew Coach. In her spare time she enjoyed training herself in her scull with the Lake Washington Rowing Club. Shortly thereafter, she was appointed head coach of Martha’s Moms (a Women’s Masters Rowing club). Under her gentle guidance, they secured two National Masters championships. In addition she began private tutorials and coaching for recreational and Olympic scullers.

Carli returned to the east coast to accept a teaching internship at Phillips Exeter Academy in the English Department as well as coaching their Junior Varsity Women’s Crew. During her two year tenure at Exeter, she pursued a Masters degree at the Breadloaf School of English in Middle bury, Vermont. Throughout her academic career, Carli was committed to the pursuit of grace in rowing through discipline, commitment, focus, the art of refined movement, the elegance of motion in and through the water, and the balance of body, boat and spirit. She was a dedicated educator and mentor in both the classroom and the boathouse. She valued her mentorship of elite athletes in both physical and personal development and growth. An accomplished pianist and composer, her work was often in demand.

Throughout her illness, she was a passionate student of healing modalities. She was a devoted alternative healing advocate for reiki, massage therapy, diverse energy explorations, acupuncuture, shaminism, rolfing and astrology. Reading, writing, music, birdwatching, kayaking, and letter writing to family and friends brought treasured relief from the classroom. In addition, she wrote a published book of poetry, a collection of short stories, as well as books of nonfiction and the art of coaching crew.

Carli is predeceased by her mother, Cecily Baker Coughan. She is survived by her father Peter Reed Coughlan (Orrs Island, ME), her brother Peter Baker Coughlan (Portland, ME), Her sister and primary caregiver, Christine DeCoursey Coughlan ( Orrs Island, ME), sister Poe Coughlan Cilley ( Alna, Maine) and nephews Jonathan Connor Cilley (Alna, Maine) and Tristan Hunter Cilley (Alna, Maine).

The funeral service will be December 23, 2007 at 2pm at Saint Philips Episcopal Church, at 48 Hodge Street, Wiscasset, Maine. A Memorial celebration of Carlis’s life will take place in Seattle later the spring. Friends and family are welcome to both.

In lieu of flowers, please send all donations to the Orrs and Bailey Fire Department, P.O. Box 177, Orrs Island, Maine.04066

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Dwight Wayne Cook

Dresden-Dwight W. Cook, 64, of the Middle Rd. died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born on June 26, 1943 in Richmond the son of Leon and Dorothy (Smith) Cook.

Dwight worked for Bath Iron Works for over 30 years as a crane operator, lead man for rigging and Material Clerk.

He was a past member of the Dresden Volunteer Fire Department from 1974 to 1990 and former first and third selectman of Dresden.

Dwight was predeceased by his parents Leon and Dorothy Cook, sister Sharon Cook, brother Clifton Cook, sister in-law Muriel Cook and brother in-law Durwood Thompson.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years Estelle Cook of Dresden, daughters Carla Suire and husband Steve of Limestone, Crystal Leeman and her husband Kerry of Wiscasset, Monica Marcum and her husband Henry of Oregon, Roberta Green and her husband David of North Whitefield, sons Wayne Cook and his wife Debie of New Jersey, Ryan Cook and his wife Sharon of New York, step son Frank Anderson of Ellsworth, step daughter Shanna McNeil and husband Eric of Georgia, father in-law Charles Rittall of Dresden, Mother in-law Mildred Rittal, Brother in-law Charles Rittall Jr., Farmingdale, sister in-law Cheryl Martin of Richmond, sister in-law Stephanie Haskel of Dresden, 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A graveside service will take place in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden.

In Dwight’s memory donations may be made to the American Lung Association 122 State St. Augusta, Me 04330.


Katherine Theresa Lahar Ellis

Dresden – Katherine Theresa Lahar Ellis, 84, of Gardiner Rd., died on December 16th, 2007 at Togus VA Hospital.

She was born on September 29, 1923 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Howard and Mabel (Selleck) Lahar.

She served her country proudly in the US Navy during WWII as a nurse. She later went on to work at several hospitals and private medical practices as a nurse.

Katherine was a member of New England Chapter American Bell Association and American Bell Association. She was a communicant at St. Joseph’s Church, volunteered at the Cohen Center, and was a Literacy volunteer. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, bell collecting, square dancing, traveling, and cross country skiing.

She is survived by her children Thomas Ellis and his wife Christine of Georgia, Richard Ellis and his wife Doreen of Connecticut, Kathleen Shepard and her husband Peter of Bar Harbor, MaryEllen Banaszek of Canaan, Timothy Ellis of Connecticut, Elaine Martinelli and her husband Pete of Georgia, Nancy Russell and her husband Robert of Dresden; sister Joan McLaughlin; former spouse Edward T. Ellis; 20 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Terry.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, December 20th from 4 to 7 pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 21st at 11 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Gardiner. A committal will be in the spring at Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden. A gathering will follow the Mass at the Gardiner American Legion 46 Griffin St. Gardiner.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond, ME.


Barbara A. Goben Ruby

Brunswick-Barbara A. Ruby, 75, formerly of Durham and Richmond died Thursday, December 13, 2007, at the Skolfield House in Brunswick.

She was born in Boothbay on February 21, 1932, the daughter of Roland and Rose (Nickerson) Burke.

Barbara owned her own home bakery in Freeport and later worked as a bookkeeper for L.L. Bean, Auerbach Shoe, Eastland Shoe and Freeport Shoe for over 35 years, retiring in 1980. Not to just sit at home, after retirement she owned and operated her own restaurant, B & G Variety, in Durham for many years, showcasing her love of cooking.

Barbara was a member of the Topsham American Legion Auxiliary and a past member of the Rebekkas and Eastern Star.

Barbara married her first husband, Norman Goben Sr., in 1952. After his death she later married Frank Ruby in 1980.

She was predeceased by her parents and both husbands. Barbara is survived by her sons Norman G. Goben Jr., of New York City, Roland "Ron" Goben of Richmond, granddaughter Christal Strout and husband Brent, of Turner and great granddaughter Taylor Strout.

Memorial visitation will take place on Wednesday, December 19th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the spring at Maine Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Skolfield House Activity Fund, 26 Cumberland Street, Brunswick 04011

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357. .


Raymond W. Sanborn

Richmond-Raymond W. Sanborn, 80, of the Alexander-Reed Rd. died Nov. 26, 2007 at Miles Memorial Hospital, Damariscotta following a long illness.

He was born in South Portland on Dec. 15, 1926 the son of Elmer Sanborn and Lida (Rust) Sanborn. He was raised and attended schools in South Portland.

Raymond proudly joined the Navy in 1945 to serve and protect the country he loved during WWII. He was employed as an Electrician with IBEW local 567 until he retired.

He married the love of his life August 23, 1958 in Portland, Maine. They later moved to Gray where they raised their 6 daughters. His work later took them to Sheridan Wyoming, where they lived for many years until returning to Maine to retire.

He loved watching and talking about sports of all types. The Red Sox were his favorite team. He found great pleasure in riding his lawn tractor, playing cribbage and competing in trivia questions with his wife. What he loved the most was his family.

He is predeceased by his wife Cecile (Bilter) Sanborn who unexpectedly past away Nov.2, 2007.

He will sadly be missed by his 7 surviving daughters, Sharon Dobbins, Sheril Lillard, Kaye Bouchard, Cindy Sanborn, Lori Wood, Cecile Greenman, Rae Hoskins; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

At his request, no formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fisher House Foundation Inc., 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600, Rockville, MD 20852, an organization that helps injured veterans and their families.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com


Mae Jeannette “Jean” Van Dyke

Bath- M. Jean Van Dyke, 92, of Governors Way in Topsham passed away on Friday, Novmeber 23, 2007 at the Hill House in Bath.

She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 15, 1915 the daughter of John and Jennie (Johnson) Wahlberg.

Jean was a graduate of the University of Minnesota receiving her degree in nursing.

She married Karl Van Dyke, Jr. in 1942 in Denver, Colorado and later would live in Indiana, Oklahoma, Texas and New York before retiring in Maine in 1981.

She had a career in the airline industry where she was employed as a Chief Stewardess for American Airlines, started the stewardess training school for Continental Airlines, and ended her flying career as a stewardess with Northwest Airlines.

Jean was a dedicated housewife and mother. She was active in the Glen Head (New York) Gospel meeting House and with the Springhill Gospel Chapel in Westbrook.

Jean was predeceased by her beloved husband Karl and four sisters.

She is survived by her daughter M. Kristen Johnson and husband Richard of New Hampshire, John S. Van Dyke and wife Nancy of Edgecomb, James A. Van Dyke of Nobleboro, 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, December 2nd at 3pm at St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Glidden St. in Newcastle.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hill House for all their loving care.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Mildred E. Pinkham

Dresden-Mildred E. Pinkham, 99, of the River Rd. passed away on Monday, November 26, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in West Boothbay on August 29, 1908 the daughter of William and Lillian (Swett) Hodgdon.

Mildred worked for Etonic Shoe of Richmond for many years. She was a member of the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, the Rebekah’s of Richmond, the Richmond American Legion Auxiliary and Dresden Historical Society. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, knitting, crafts and reading.

Mildred was predeceased by her beloved husband Edward C. Pinkham, sons Edward Pinkham Jr., Clayton Pinkham, sisters Florence Davis, Theresa Emerald, Julia Gray, and grandson Terry Pinkham. She is survived by her daughter Verona Lewis and husband Melvin of Dresden, 4 grandchildren Deborah McAllister and husband Jeff of West Bath, Peter Lewis and wife Sue of Dresden, Ernest Pinkham of Litchfield, Stephen Pinkham of South Carolina, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchildren.

At the request of the family all services will be private.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfunerlhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Tamara Darlene (nee Brown)

Brunswick-Tamara Darlene (Brown) Tran, was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia on April 6, 1968 and perished of cancer on November 20, 2007 in Brunswick, Maine at the young age of 39.

Tamara is the daughter of Patricia and Clyde Horsnell of Falmouth, NS and Ronald Brown and Alice Baldasso of Halifax, NS. She is survived by her parents and her husband, Lieutenant Commander James K. Tran (United States Navy) and her two sons, Noah and Logan TRAN of Brunswick Naval Air Station, Brunswick, ME. She is also survived by her sisters Angela Shanks, R.N. and her children Madeline and Sophie, and Tricia Brown, B.S.N. of Falmouth, NS; stepsister Aleta-Jo Bird and her husband Donald and there children Chip and Jasmyne of Meadow Lake, SK; and stepbrother Blair Baker and his wife Christina and there children Sydney and Cameron of Falmouth, NS.

Tamara is also survived by her in-laws: Mother-in-law Mai Nguyen of Sunnyvale, California; father-in-law Henry (Phung) Tran of Northglenn, Colorado; sister-in-law Judy Ocondi and husband Dennis of Golden, Colorado; and brother-in-law John Tran of Hoboken, New Jersey, and by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Tamara graduated from Hants West Rural High School, Brooklyn, NS, Mount Saint Vincent University (Bachelor of Secretarial Science), and the St. Martha’s School of Nursing, Antigonish, NS. She practiced as a registered nurse in Nova Scotia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Florida, and Hawaii. She met her husband while nursing in Florida. Tamara and James were married in Honolulu, Hawaii on 12 November 1999. They welcomed their two sons Noah Kiet Tran on 10 October 2001 and Logan Kiet Tran on 22 August 2003. Tamara embraced her role as a Navy officer’s friend and wife and as a mother.

After a year-long, hard-fought battle with cancer, Tamara passed away with her family by her side. Prior to her untimely loss, her loving mother moved to the United States to tend to the care of her daughter for the past nine months. Throughout her illness, visiting family and friends outpoured their love and support to Tamara. She also received daily email messages, letters, and flowers from family and friends across Canada and the United States.

A service for the celebration of Tamara’s life will be held at the Brunswick Naval Air Station Chapel on Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 10 a.m. with LCDR Dennis Andrews officiating. An additional service will be held at the United Church, Windsor, Nova Scotia on Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 2 p.m. with Reverend Bill Gibson officiating. A private family internment will follow at a later date.

Tamara will be greatly missed. We ask that you remember her love of life and the laughter she shared with many. Rather than sending flowers, please donate to the American Cancer Society in honor of Tamara’s memory.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Michael E. Needham

Michael Edward Needham, 66, of Windsor, Maine was called to lay down his implements on earth and enter that Paradise, not made with hands, eternal in the heavens to receive that welcome plaudit, "Well done, good and faithful servant" unexpectedly November 10, 2007 at Maine General Hospital in Augusta, Maine.

Michael was born January 25, 1941 to Stanley and Madeline Sweeney Needham in Old Town, Maine. He was raised and educated in Old Town graduating from Old Town High School. His childhood, young and adult life was spent with a loving family, enjoying the family outings and the time at their family camp on Cold Stream Pond.

After the death of his mother, Michael moved to Windsor to live with his sister Jane. Michael then started his Grange journey by joining Jefferson Grange #197 and Nobleboro Grange #369, holding offices in each. His then his present Granges. Willow Grange #366 and Arlington #528. He currently served as Master of Arlington Grange #529, Chaplain of Willow Grange #366 and Gatekeeper of Lincoln County Pomona #19. He received his 6th Degree October 25, 1997 and his 7th Degree in November of 1999. He served with pride as a member of the Maine State Grange Youth Committee and lastly as a member of the Maine State Grange Membership Committee. Michael's grange journey was a part of his life that took him on Grange Tours from Quebec to Ohio. Counselor for Youth Leadership Camp and the many grange outings and meetings where he loved to be with those who he considered part of his family. Michael also was a Volunteer with the Chaplaincy Services at VA Hospital in Togus, Maine. This gave him a great sense of pride that he could serve the Veteran's who had served to let him enjoy his freedom.

He enjoyed reading and most of all gardening. He loved to listen to classical and sacred music. He loved the Red Sox and the New England Patriots and could be heard cheering them on.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stanley and Madeline Sweeney Needham, sister D. Jane Needham, brothers, Martin and Richard Needham.

He is survived by his brother, Robert Needham and wife Gloria of Cherry Hill, NJ. His life partner Sharon Manley of Windsor, ME, Beloved, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and sisters-in-laws.

A Memorial Service will be held at Arlington Grange Hall, Rt. 126, Whitefield, Maine on November 24, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. with a gathering of family and friends to follow.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care, Maine General Hospital, Augusta, Maine as this was a hope that a cure for cancer would be found as he remembered his sister's battle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond, Maine.


Samuel W. Sproul

Wiscasset-Samuel W. Sproul, 70, of the Lowelltown Rd, passed away on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at a local Brunswick hospital.

He was born in Wiscasset on October 22, 1937 the son of Carrol and Elisabeth (Sewall) Sproul and lived in Wiscasset his entire life.

Sam enjoyed hunting, fishing, horse pulling, stock car racing, sports, the outdoors and the Red Sox.

He worked in the logging industry his entire life.

Sam was predeceased by his wife Marjorie Sproul, a brother George Sproul and step sister Dorothy Townsend.

He is survived by his son’s Perry, Gerald, Ken, Kevin Sproul, daughter’s Theresa Mullins, Cheryl Thayer, Donna Applebee, Pam Lear, brother Jimmy Sproul, sister Katherine Connors, 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Per Sam’s request there will not be any services held at this time.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Richard “Dick” A. Coulombe

Richmond-Richard A. Coulombe, 80, of the Alexander-Reed Rd. passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born in Augusta on August 22, 1927 the son of Theodore and Alice (Ouellette) Coulombe.

Dick proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He also worked at Etonic Shoe in Richmond for many years.

Dick was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles past president, the Elks Lodge in Augusta, and the Gardiner American Legion.

He is survived by his beloved wife Gloria (Moeller) Coulombe of Richmond, daughters Terry Thomas of Florida, Cindy Moeller of Florida, sons Gary Moeller of Richmond, Allan Moeller and wife Cindy of Dresden, Charles Coulombe of Texas, brother Donald Coulombe, sisters Joan Gray, Muriel Cloutier, Lillian Bechard, and Pauline Beaulieu all of Augusta, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, November 15th from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 7pm with a service commencing at 7pm, all at Kincer Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Frey officiating. Burial will take place at the Old Maine Veterans Cemetery Civic Center Dr. Augusta on Friday, November 16th at 10am with full military honors.

In Dick’s memory donations may be made to: Dresden Richmond Methodist Church Memorial Fund Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357 or the Eagles Club 458 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner, Me 04345.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Cecile almira Sanborn

Richmond-Cecile Almira (Bilter) Sanborn, 74, passed away peacefully at her own home Friday, November 2, 2007, following a long illness.

She was born May 11, 1933 in Skowhegan, Maine to John F. Bilter and Lena Mae (Cobb) Bilter. As young child she was raised in Brooklyn, New York and Portland, Maine. Her family then moved to Gray, Maine where she graduated from Pennell High School in 1951. She joined the US Air Force soon after graduation. After a short term in the military she returned to Maine where she worked as a waitress. She spent the remainder of her years as a dedicated homemaker and mother.

She is survived by her husband Raymond W. Sanborn, whom she married on August 18, 1958 in Portland, Maine. Raymond and Cecile started their life together in Portland, Maine. Then they returned to Gray, Maine where they raised their six daughters. Later in life they also lived in Sheridan, Wyoming; Topsham, Maine; and finally settled down in Richmond, Maine in 1991

Cecile was most beloved for her quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. She was an accomplished cook who made holiday meals and family gatherings a source of wonderful memories. She was also a master cribbage player, trivia buff and enjoyed raising exotic fowl. Above all she will be remembered as a strong, proud and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Cecile will be deeply missed.

She is also survived by her six daughters and their families: Sheril Lillard, her children, Joseph, Bethany, and Sarah; Kaye Bouchard, her son John Wing; Cynthia Sanborn, her children Israel and Kendra Bolduc; Lori Woods, her children Bridget and Dylan Woods; Cecile Greenman, her sons Ryan and Joshua Davis; Rae Hoskins and her children Blaine and Shelby Turcotte, Bradley Hoskins and a predeceased son baby Willie; as well as eleven great-grandchildren. Two infant sons predeceased her, Michael and John Sanborn.

Cecile requested that no formal services be held. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Fisher House Foundation. The Fisher House Foundation helps injured veterans and their families while they are being treated for their injuries. Cecile was very passionate about veteran causes. You can donate on their website www.fisherhouse.org or mail your donation to: Fisher House Foundation, Inc. 1401 Rockville Pike, Suite 600 Rockville, MD 20852 Make checks payable to: Fisher House™ Foundation

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Roland E. French

Richmond-Roland E. French, 73, of Beech St. passed away on Monday, November 5, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born on March 17, 1934 in Waldoboro the son of Percy and Marjorie (Johannison) French.

Roland proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He later worked as a tow truck driver for Joe Branch. Roland enjoyed boating, motorcycling, gardening and eating BBQ. He was also a member of Post 132 American Legion in Richmond.

Roland was predeceased by his parents and his beloved wife Joanne French. He is survived by his daughters Jene Sherman of Richmond, Geneva French of Rockland, Victoria French of Houlton, son’s Walter French of Massachusetts, Michael French of Rockland, Roland Sherman of Richmond, sister Judith Grover and husband Joe of Gardiner and several grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, November 8th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at 11am at Kincer Funeral Home with burial to follow at 1pm at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta with military honors.

In Roland’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Rhoda L. Swadel

Pittsfield, Maine-Rhoda Swadel died peacefully November 3, 2007 at her daughter’s home in Pittsfield after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rhoda was born in New York City to Mildred Stollock and Soloman Charles Lindemann in 1924. After discovering her talent for dance at a young age, Rhoda pushed herself to succeed as a professional dancer, performing at venues from Atlantic City’s Steel Pier to Florida’s Key West. She later joined the Navy, where she met her husband, Frank Swadel. They were married in 1944. Their son, Robert, was born two years later. After surviving a challenging bout of polio, Rhoda had two more children, William and Lynne.

After Frank’s death in 1985, Rhoda moved to Maine to be near her daughter and grandchildren.

Rhoda is survived by her children, Robert Swadel and his wife Carolyn, William Wright-Swadel and his wife Dorothea, and Lynne Swadel and her partner Julianne Bousquet; grandchildren Ashley Huston and her husband Knox, Andy Swadel, Amanda Young and her husband Harry and their four children, Emily Parkhurst and Stephen Parkhurst; who are all thankful for the time and energy she was willing to devote to them as a fantastic listener, political advisor, mother, grandmother and friend.

The family wishes especially to thank the wonderful and caring staff of Healthreach Hospice, Dr. Andreescu and the fine people at CancerCare of Maine for their kindness and professionalism.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to HealthReach Hospice at 212 Main St, Waterville, 04901 or to the Pittsfield Public Library, Main St., Pittsfield, Maine, 04967; Rhoda’s favorite place in town. At Rhoda’s request there will be no public funeral service. Interment will be at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357. 207-737-4395


Eunice Christina French Hill

Eunice Christina French Hill passed away on October 15, 2007 at Augusta Rehabilitation Center in Augusta, Maine surrounded by her family.

She was born in Somerville, Maine on May 23, 1917 the daughter of her predeceased parents, Byron Alton French and Lena (Larrabee) French. She was predeceased by her husband Raymond Hill, her sisters and brothers: Ruby (French) Christian, Roy French, Herbert French, Mary (French) Wescott, Marjorie (French) Knox, Grace (French) Atwood, daughter Helen (Hill) Tabor, and son-in-law, Brian C. Lamoreau.

Her surviving sisters and brother are: Muriel (French) Pickering, Elsie (French) Snow-Doriety, Virginia (French) Wilcox and John French. She is survived by her sons: Merle French and wife Mary, James French and Nancy, David "Sam" French, and Thomas French, and her daughters: Judith French, Ellen (French) Lamoreau, and son-in-law, John Tabor. She is survived my numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She worked several years as a Nurses' Aide and enjoyed assisting in restoring patients to good health. She was very active member of the Somerville Church of God, and the Whitefield Full Gospel Fellowship. She facilitated her weekly family Bible Study held in her home for many years. She was active in The Head Start Program at the Somerville Elementary School.

Visitation will be held at the Somerville School Gymnasium on Nov. 2nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A graveside ceremony will be officiated by Reverend David Grant at the Sand Hill Cemetery on Nov. 3rd at 11 a.m. All family and friends can gather, after the service, at the Somerville School Gym.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Augusta Rehabilitation Center, Attn: Activities Department. 180 Eastern Avenue Augusta, ME 04330

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer funeral hOme 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Verna L. Abbott

Lewiston-Verna L. Abbott, 85, passed away peacefully at D’Youville Pavilion on October 15, 2007 with family by her side.

Verna was born in Durham, Maine on April 6, 1922 the daughter of Ernest Williams and Verna Houston Williams.

She was married to Cecil E. Abbott the most wonderful man and they shared four children.

Cecil E. Abbott of who passed on now is waiting for his beloved on the other side. Soon the twinkle in the sky will brighten again when she arrives.

She was a born again Christian. Verna worked mostly in Lewiston and Auburn in the shoe factories, and then raised her children in Auburn. Verna retired in Mt. Vernon in the camp where she and her husband found peace and quiet on the mountains.

She is survived by her son Larry Abbott and his wife Paula of Lewiston, son Ernest Abbott of Fairfield, sister Lucille Rallidies and husband Bill of Falmouth, grandchildren Pat and husband Bruce Garnett of Sabattus, Robert Abbott and wife Sylvia of Connecticut, Tammy Paige of Auburn, Tina and her husband Troy Sibley of Poland, Sheri Johnson of Lewiston, Paul Abbott and Ernest Abbott Jr., many great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Verna was predeceased by her husband Cecil E. Abbott, sons Cecil E. Abbott Jr., Robert L. Abbott Sr., and a grandson Keith Abbott.

Family services will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Richard E. Small

Readfield – Richard E. Small, 65, died suddenly on Fri., Oct. 5, 2007 at a local hospital. Born on Jan. 26, 1942 in Augusta, he was the son of Richard V. and Rosalie Best Small.

A 1960 graduate of Cony High School, Small was a member of the football, basketball, baseball, and track teams. During the 1959 season, he was the starting quarterback for the Rams’ football team, and he and teammate Larry Coughlin were known as the “touchdown twins.”

Small was a graduate of the University of Maine. He devoted his career to teaching science at Jay Junior High School.

Following his retirement, Small scouted Maine baseball players for the Major League Scouting Bureau. In addition, he closely followed high school and college athletics of all sorts, especially Bowdoin College athletics. He was a fixture at his grandchildren’s sports events.

Small is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Michelle A. Small and Jeffrey M. Sullivan of Brunswick, and Melinda J. (Small) and John P. Caterine of Freeport; four grandchildren, Winston M. and Lincoln N. Sullivan, and Avery J. and Lexie M. Caterine; three brothers, William F. Small and wife Joyce (Holmes) of Augusta, James B. Small of Augusta, and Edward C. Small and wife Peggy (Turmelle) of Washington, CT; one sister, Katherine L. Small of Bath; several nephews and nieces; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Readfield – A memorial service for Richard E. Small, who died on Fri., Oct. 5, is scheduled to take place on Sun., Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. The service will be held at Kents Hill School’s Liz Cross Mellen Lodge near the intersection of Routes 17 and 41. A reception will follow the service. All of Dick’s family members and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bread of Life Ministries, Inc. Soup Kitchen, 157 Water Street, Augusta, ME 04330; or to the Capitol Area Recreation Association, c/o Garry Markoff, Treasurer, 48 Highland Avenue, Augusta, ME 04330. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Lucielle L. Bates

Farmington – Lucille L. Bates, 79, of Vacation Estates Lane, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2007.

She was born in Bristol, Connecticut on August 27, 1928 the daughter of Hector and Ida (Lagasse) LaMothe.

Lucille enjoyed spending her time solving cryptograms, crocheting, and knitting but her greatest joy was her family – her 8 children, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Bernard D. Bates Jr., sisters Jeanette Taylor, Rita Creedon, and her brother William LaMothe. She is survived by her children Brian Bates of Farmington, Maine, Richard Bates and wife Vickie of Sevierville, Tennessee, Bernard D. Bates III of Farmington, Maine, Mark Bates and wife Paula of Livermore, Maine, Patricia Abbott of Washington state, Diane Bates of Farmington, Maine, Mary Bates of Sevierville, Tennessee and Linda Bates of Bangor, Maine. She will also be greatly missed by grandchildren, Moira Strong, Sara Couture, Jacob Bates, Ronica Smith, Danielle Bates, Rebecca Couture, Amy Littlefield, Crystal Littlefield, Garth Winslow, Eric Winslow, Collin Sweatt, Stephanie Sweatt, Jenika Kelley and Jonathan Butman as well as her 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Visiting hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church on Route 2 in Farmington with a service to follow at 1:00 p.m.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Lucille A. Bates

Farmington-Lucille A. Bates. 79, of Vacation Estates Lane, passed away at her home on Saturday, October 6, 2007.

She was born on August 27, 1928 the daughter of Hector and Ida (LaGasse) Lamothe.

Lucille enjoyed cryptograms, crocheting, knitting and particularly spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Bernard Bates Jr., sisters Jeanette Taylor, Rita Creedon, son William Lamothe. She is survived by her daughters Patricia Abbott and her partner Mike of Washington State, Diane Bates of Farmington, Mary Bates of Tennessee, Linda Bates of Bangor, sons Brian Bates of Farmington, Richard Bates and his wife Vicki of Tennessee, Bernard Bates III of Farmington, Mark Bates and his wife Paula of Livermore, sister Irene Taylor of Connecticut, Norman Lamothe of Connecticut, Harry Lamothe of California, 12 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 9th from 11 to 1pm at the United Methodist Church Route 2 Farmington with a service to follow at 1pm.


Charlotte E. (Libby) Howard

Springvale, Maine-Charlotte E. Howard passed away at the Goodall Hospital, Sanford, Maine on October 2, 2007, at the age of 96. She was born in Rumford, Maine on November 24, 1910 to Eugene B. and Lottie A. (Swain) Davis. She attended the Rumford schools graduating from Stevens High School in 1929. After graduation she assisted her mother and father in the family business, the Davis Florist. On November 24, 1932, she married Alfred F. Howard of Rumford, son of Frank F. and Mary P. (Elliot) Howard and they started their long and happy life together.

She was an active member of the Manchester Community Church in Manchester, Maine.

Her hobby was cooking and she was known far and wide for her chocolate chip cookies.

She loved being a wife and mother which was her career. She was a very sweet and charming lady, always having a smile for everyone. She will be missed by so many.

She is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth P. (Howard) Arnold of Springvale, Maine, a brother, Ted Davis, of Rumford, Maine, a sister-in-law, Mary Davis, also of Rumford, Maine, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, one great-great- grandchild and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her son, Lawrence D. Howard in 1970 and her husband of 69 years in 2001.

There will no public visiting hours or service. There will be a private family gathering at the gravesite.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Pearl Marie Guiou

Gardiner-Pearl Marie Guiou, 88, of 154 Dresden Ave. passed away on Monday, October 1, 2007 at Alzheimer’s Care Center, Gardiner.

She was born in Pittsfield, Maine, on January 18, 1919 the daughter of Elmer and Mertie (Crommwell) Dore.

Pearl worked as a cutter for Taylor and Ames shoes for many years. She was a past worthy matron of the Mount Carmel Chapter #51. Pearl enjoyed sewing, bowling, and the legion.

Pearl was predeceased by her beloved husband Charles E. Guiou and great grandson Brock Hurley.

She is survived by her daughter’s Jean Guiou Curtis of Enumclaw, Washington, Claudia Hurley and her husband Harry of Richmond, grandchildren Bruce Hurley, of Richmond, Kathy Hurley Nash of Bowdoinham, Chuck Hurley of Tecumseh, Michigan, Brian Hurley of Richmond, Kelli Curtis-Brouillet of Washington State, Kerry Curtis of California , Kendon Curtis of Georgia and Kris Curtis of Florida. Eighteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 12 pm at the Old Maine Veteran’s Cemetery, Civic Center Drive, Augusta.

In Pearl’s memory donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine 87 Elm St. Suite 203 Camden, Maine 04843.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


ALBERTA E. DORR

Augusta- Alberta Ella Dorr, age 85, of Dresden Maine passed away peacefully

September 28th at Gray Birch Rehabilitation and Long Term Care Facility.

Born February 20, 1922 in Dresden Maine, of parents Oscar and Leila Bailey,

she was the second of four children. "Bertie", as she was known by family and friends, attended Dresden schools.

Alberta was an avid knitter, who enjoyed making many afghans for her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also loved dancing, photography and music, learning to play the piano later in life. She was remembered by her grandchildren as the family "SkipBo" champion. Her most favorite activity was any event that centered around her family, whether it be a birthday, holiday, or cookouts.

As a young women she worked at WT. Grants in Gardiner. She then was employed, for many years, with Margaret Smith's, in Randolph. She and her husband, Charles, retired early and spent winters in Florida until his death in 1998. As part of her love of knitting, Bertie's last employer was as a knitter for Christmas Cove Designs of Dresden.

Alberta was predeceased by her beloved husband of 57 years, Charles A Dorr, Sr., her parents - Oscar and Leila Bailey, and her brother: Norman "Biscuit" Bailey.

She is survived by her daughter: Dolores Hayes and husband Ron of Augusta, son: Charles A. Dorr, Jr. and his wife Judy of Boothbay, sister: Yvonne Reed and husband Gene of Dresden, brother: Malcolm Bailey and wife Priscilla of Randolph, sister -in­-law: Marion Bailey of Augusta, grandchildren: Lorica Cunmings and husband Gary of Bath, Danita Mailloux and husband Arthur of Richmond, Julie Shields and husband Wendell of Richmond, Craig Dorr of Dresden, and Shannon (Dorr) Flemming of Portland, many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A service will be held Friday - October 5, 2007 at 10 am at the Maine Veterans' Chapel, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Alberta's honor to Veterans Administration-Togus, ATTN: VFW, 1 VA Medical Center, Togus, ME 04330


George S. Lewis Jr.

Richmond-George S. Lewis Jr., 64, of Front St. passed away on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at his residence.

He was born on September 19, 1943 in Irvington, New Jersey the son of George and Ruth (Vollmer) Wiman and after his father’s death was later adopted by his step father George Lewis.

George grew up on a farm in Strong and attended local schools. He later went on to the Air Force Academy, St. Louis Engineering College and the University of Maine.

George was a certified EMT and helped start the volunteer ambulance service in Milan, New Hampshire. He also, taught CPR and advanced Red Cross in Maine and New Hampshire. George was a popular DJ in the 80's performing many weddings and parties.

George was an engineer for several northern New England radio stations including WTOS, WLAM, WKJT just to name a few. He later went on to work for Bath Iron Works for 25 years.

He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years Jacqueline Quinnam Lewis of Richmond, daughters Elizabeth Lewis-Bowie and husband Jason of Richmond, Patricia Ridenour and husband Charles of Millinocket, son Scott Lewis and his wife Jennifer of Gardiner, sisters Sharon Monroe and husband Leroy of Strong, Nancy Lewis of Strong, aunt Doris Jack of New Jersey, uncles Kenneth and Raymond Wiman, 6 grandchildren, 1 nephew and 3 nieces.

A memorial visitation will take place on Saturday, September 29th from 2 to 4pm at Kincer Funeral Home with military honors being provided at 3pm.

In George's memory donations may be made to The MDS Foundation P.O. BOX 353 Crosswicks, NJ 08515

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


RICHARD FRANKLIN ROSSER

Died Friday, September 21st, 2007 after a brief illness, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, Maine. Richard F. Rosser had a distinguished career as an educator, administrator, and expert on public policies affecting higher education, and on college and university leadership.

Born and raised in Arcanum, Ohio, Rosser attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating with a BA in l951. He received a Masters in Public Administration in l952 and a Ph.D. in l961, both from Syracuse University. He served in the US Air Force for 21 years, including 14 years at the Air Force Academy, with six years as Chairman of the Department of Political Science. He retired with the rank of colonel.

Dean of Faculty at Albion College from 1973 to 1977, Rosser then served as President of Depauw University between l977 and l986. From l986 to l993 he served as Chief Executive of NAICU (National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities)--an organization that lobbies on behalf of such institutions in Washington D.C. Until recently, Rosser headed The Presidents Group, a consulting group composed of retired college and university presidents. A recipient of 10 honorary degrees and other awards, Rosser authored a textbook--An Introduction to Foreign Soviet Policy--and numerous articles on education. He was also honored in being elected a lifetime member of the Board of Trustees of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Richard Rosser was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable sailor, as well as an avid photographer who exhibited his work widely and won prizes and awards. A retrospective of his work is being planned for 2008. A resident of Topsham, Maine, where he retired in 2001, Rosser was active in the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, serving on the Social Justice Committee and the Search Committee to Call a New Minister.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Brightman; former wife, Donna Eyssen Rosser and their three sons Eric Rosser, Carl Rosser, and Edward Rosser; five grandchildren--Ethan, Micaela, Aaron, Ben, and Max; and his sister Marilyn Rosser Strickler. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2007 at 2pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick, Maine. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Nature Conservancy.


Dorothea “Dottie” E. Hamlin

West Gardiner-Dorothea E. Hamlin, 91, of Old North Rd. and formerly of Dresden, passed away on Monday, September 17, 2007 after a long illness at Glenridge Nursing Home, Augusta.

She was born in Albion on November 18, 1915 the daughter of Linwood and Bertha (Storey) Abbott.

Dottie was educated in local schools and attended the Augusta School of Business.

She enjoyed tap dancing, gardening, reciting poems, singing, and playing the organ. Dottie also loved cooking and being with family.

Dottie worked for the State of Maine retiring in 2001 after a very long work history. She also worked on her farm and various shoe shops.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers Lawrence Abbott, Francis Abbott, Charles Hayes, sisters Evelyn Tibbetts, Gwendolyn Abbott, Corus Paradis, Alice Bowdin, Jenny Henderson, Marilyn West, step children Marion Cram, Herbert Tibbetts, Harold Tibbetts, Roger Tibbetts, and grand son Franklin Sawyer.

Dottie is survived by her daughters Kathleen Mansir and husband Eugene of Pittston, Sharon Hinckley and husband Albert of West Gardiner, Pam Hill and husband Frank of Island Falls, Gordon Tibbetts and wife Pam of Alna, 13 grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 4 to 7pm Friday, September, 21st at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 11am with a burial to follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Dresden. A gathering will follow at the Apostolic Faith Ministries Brunswick Ave. Gardiner, Me.

In Dotties’ memory donations may be made to the Kennebec Animal Shelter Pet Haven Lane Augusta, Me 04330.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Carlson M. Harvey

Oakdale, Connecticut-Carlson Harvey, 83, of Oakdale, died September 12, 2007 of respiratory failure at the William W. Backus Hospital, CT.

Pop leaves his beloved daughter, Elfrieda E. Harvey of Oakdale, son’s Paul E. Harvey and his wife Sharon and their daughter Holly Harvey of Richmond, Maine, Jonathan C. Harvey and his wife Helen and their children Marybeth Harvey and Adam Harvey of Oakdale, Sister Onia Mae Solon. He was predeceased by his brother Ross Frank Harvey Jr.

Pop worked at Cooly Chevrolet as an under coater in 1951. In 1953 he started his own rubbish route and in 1955 he started “Do it Right Call Harvey”. In 1964 Pop became a member of IUOE Local No. 478. In 1985 Pop became owner/operator of Local No. 478 starting the business of Carlson Industries, Inc bridge builders.

Pop loved the simple things in life, rabbit hunting, fishing, dancing, going to the Polish Club, and let’s not forget going to the Brown Derby for chicken wings and a beer after services on Sunday. Pop was a member of the Oakdale Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, September 15th from 12 to 3pm at Kincer Funeral Home; followed by a service at 4pm at the Kingdom Hall 38 Eastern Ave. Augusta, Me 04330. Burial will take place on Sunday, September 16th at 10am at Richmond Cemetery, Richmond.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Robert C. Bodge Sr.

Richmond-Robert C. Bodge Sr., 77, of the Langdon Rd. passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at Maine Veterans Home, Augusta, after a long courageous battle with heart trouble.

Bob was born in Richmond on July 31, 1930 the son of Maurice and Lina (Whitney) Bodge Sr.

Bob proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for Ganneston Builders of Augusta as a construction supervisor for over 27 years.

Bob enjoyed horse racing, going to casinos, traveling and especially spending time with family. Bob was also a life time member of the American Legion Post 132 in Richmond.

He was predeceased by his parents, Brother Maurice “Bud” Bodge Jr., Sister Marjorie Hall, grandson Ronnie Sutter Jr., son in-law Ronald Sutter Sr., and his beloved cat Dresden. Bob is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years Pauline Bodge of Richmond, daughters Brenda Sutter of West Gardiner, Donna Smith and husband Harry of New Hampshire, sons William Robbins and wife Carla of Topsham, Robert “Bucky” Bodge Jr., and wife Debbie of Richmond, Kenneth Bodge and wife Patricia of New Hampshire, Randy Bodge and wife Kathryn of Richmond, sister Shirley Stiles of Florida, brother Michael Bodge and wife Sandy of Richmond, sister in-law Glenna Bodge of Richmond, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, September 10th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 11th at 2pm also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Richmond with military honors.

The family of Bob would like to especially thank Maine Veterans Home for all their care and kindness.

In Bob’s memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association 51 US Route 1 Suite M Scarborough, Me 04074 or Maine Veterans Home 310 Cony Rd. Augusta, Me 04330.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Ruby May (Hinkley) MacWhinnie

Litchfield-Ruby, our dear "Nana", 94, passed away Sunday, Aug 19, 2007, at Marshwood Nursing Home in Lewiston, with her family at her side.

She was born in West Gardiner, Maine on March 16, 1913, the daughter of Harry and Alice (Brackett) Hinkley .

She married Charles Doyle MacWhinnie in West Gardiner on August 29, 1934. Together they had 6 children of whom 2 survive them, Esther (Roscoe) Slattery and Roger (Betty) MacWhinnie both of Litchfield. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Brian Slattery of Hampton, NH; Kevin Slattery of Rochester, NH and his sons Jason and Justin; Shawn Slattery of Nottingham, NH and his sons Brendan and Connor; Elley (Mark) Merrifield and their daughter Ariana of Litchfield; and Kelley MacWhinnie and daughter Shantal of Lisbon Falls also a son-in-law, George Gousse, of Manchester.

She was predeceased by her husband in 1977, and four of their children: David in 1935, Russell in 1944, Charles, Jr. in 1957 and Charlene Gousse in 1999, Brothers; Harold, Clifford and Perley Hinkley, and sisters; Edith Eaton, Thelma Furlong, Esther Smith and Ruth Norton.

Ruby and Doyle moved from Litchfield to Rockland in 1965 and remained their until his death.

Ruby worked as a personal caregiver for many years following her husband's death, in Rockland, Litchfield, Monmouth, and Bowdoinham, finally retiring at 89 years old to live with her daughter Esther and "Red". "Nana" is fondly remembered as loving and caregiving to all who knew her.

Ruby was a life member of Mystic Chapter # 69 O.E.S in Litchfield.

Visiting hours will be 2-4 and 6-8 on Thursday, August 23rd with an Eastern Star Memorial Service at 6:30 at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Friday, August 24th at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the family plot in the Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

The family offer our special thanks to CNA caregiver Heather Cleaves for her love and attention to Ruby.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Paul Don

Dresden-Paul Don, 84, of Patterson Road, died in the early morning of August 9th 2007 at Amenity Manor in Topsham.

He was born in Poland in 1923. His birth name was Pavel Vasily Drinenko.

Upon gaining US Citizenship in 1963 he changed his last name to Don to reflect his heritage as a Don Cossack.

He worked numerous jobs and retired with 25 years service from Bath Iron Works.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Zena of Dresden, daughter Tamara of Topsham and son Michael of Massachusetts. He also leaves 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He joins his parents Vasily and Tekla Drinenko in eternal rest.

Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, August 18th from 12 noon to 1pm with a funeral service to follow at 1pm. Burial will take place in Richmond Cemetery.

In Paul’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 04086

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Norman A. Davis

BRUNSWICK -- Norman A. Davis of Harpswell, and Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 8, 2007, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick after a valiant, decade-long battle with COPD and asbestosis. He was 80.

Born in Brunswick on Dec. 20, 1926, he was the seventh of 12 children of Myer and Sara (Sadie) Davis. Davis graduated from Brunswick High School in 1944, and then went to the Maine Maritime Academy where he completed the four-year curriculum in two years, graduating in the Engineering class of 1946. He went to sea as a Merchant Marine from 1946 to 1948, then returned to Brunswick to attend Bowdoin College for a year. He returned to sea from 1949 to 1954, joined the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1955, and went back to sea again from 1955 to 1959.

He finally came ashore in 1960 and opened the Rustic Cabin on Union Street, a popular local bar that he owned and operated for 10 years. When he sold the business in 1972, he opened Norman A. Davis Real Estate in Topsham. While in the real estate business, he was the driving force behind creation of the Brunswick area's first multiple listing service (MLS) which became known as the Merrymeeting MLS. He retired from real estate in 1992.

Active in his community, he was a member of the Kiwanis, Rotary, Masons, American Legion Post 202 in Topsham, and the local Chamber of Commerce, serving on its board of directors. He also served on a Town of Brunswick committee that was convened to rewrite the town's charter.

The welfare of children was important to him. He served as chairman of the original group that initiated the Fourth of July activities for children at the Brunswick mall, a tradition that continues to this day, and he opted to forego the annual holiday party held by his fellow real estate brokers and instead adopted a needy family for whom he bought gifts and the food for their holiday dinner.

Davis married Anna Pesce in 1961 and Christine Allen in 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Christine; three children, Roxanne Jones and her husband Donald of Harpswell, Frederick Davis and his wife Marlise of South Glastonbury, Conn., and New York City, and Stephanie Davis and her partner Steven Kern of Los Angeles; three brothers, Herbert Davis and his partner Ruth Dean of Bowdoin, Richard Davis and his wife Bonita of Bangor, Larry Davis and his wife Joyce of Boothbay; two sisters, Judith Major of Akron, Ohio and Dianne (Dinny) Dungey and her husband Max of Wellston, Ohio; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by four brothers, John, Shaffer, Harold and Donald; and two sisters, Edith Mack and Inez Snyder.

A few weeks before his death, when asked what he was proudest of in his life, Davis replied, My three children.

A private family service will be held, with a public celebration of his life to be announced. Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond. Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:

The Class of 1946 Scholarship Fund at Maine Maritime Academy Care of Development Office 101 Leavitt Hall Castine, Maine 04420 or to CHANS/Hospice 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Maine 04011


Robert “Bob” J. Pavao

Bowdoinham-Robert J. Pavao, 48, of the Dingley Rd. passed away at his home on Saturday, August 4, 2007 with his loving wife by his side.

He was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts on August 7, 1958 the son of Joseph and Doris (Daponte) Pavao.

Bob was a self employed carpenter most of his working life and was owner operator of Roberts Construction. He enjoyed Hunting, camping, fishing, riding and just being outdoors.

He will be truly missed by his family, friends and particularly his “little peanut” Wynter Spencer who he truly loved and adored.

Bob was predeceased by his mother Doris Pavao. He is survived by his beloved wife Terry Steller Pavao of Bowdoinham, father Joseph Pavao of Florida, sons Bobby Pavao of Baileys Island, Karl Steller of Bangor, daughters Erin Spooner of Massachusetts, Katie Hopkins of Massachusetts, Kari Spencer and husband Dana of Bangor, Kristen Steller of Bangor, sister Vicki of Florida, brother Jeff Pavao and wife Denise of Massachusetts, two grandchildren Colby and Paige.

Bob’s family would like to extend many thanks to his family, friends and co-workers for all their help, love and support.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 8th from 9:30 to 12:30am at Kincer Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 1:30pm at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Mckeen St. Brunswick. Burial will take place on Thursday for family only in Parkman.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Sandra J. Delano

Bowdoinham-Sandra J. (Temple) DeLano, 54, of Bowdoinham lost her battle with cancer on July 26, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, surrounded by her loving family. Sandi was the youngest daughter of Milton, Sr and Ina (Irish) Temple, born May 24, 1953 at Gardiner General Hospital. She attended Bowdoinham Community School and Brunswick High School.

The happiest years of Sandi's life, since the birth of her two sons, was after she began dating the love of her life; David M. DeLano. After dating for ten months they were married on September 20, 1997. David introduced her to many activities that she loved. Most of all she enjoyed the summers spent on their houseboat. She was in her glory out on Merrymeeting Bay, fishing, relaxing, and cooking meals for themselves and their friends. In the later years once Sandi and David built their home behind her parents home, she enjoyed many days in her favorite spot on the porch throughout the four seasons. She also enjoyed their trips to Florida, spending time with her two granddaughters, collecting lighthouse items, pink flamingos, anything with palm trees, and her crusade to find a bigger turkey each year for Thanksgiving.

Sandi was outspoken and strong willed. She had a down-to-earth sense of humor and an infectious laugh that drew so many people to love her; more than she will ever know.

Sandi was predeceased by her siblings Milton R. Temple, Jr in 1978 and Mary A. (Temple) Linn in 1992. She is survived by her loving husband David, of Bowdoinham; her parents Milton, Sr and Ina Temple, of Bowdoinham; her sons Timothy A. Merrill, Jr and his wife, Jen, of Litchfield, Solon A. Merrill and his friend. Vincent Prescott, of Gardiner; stepdaughters Lorry (DeLano) McGinn, of Stuart, FL, Jessica DeLano, of Auburn; the other two loves of her life granddaughters Kristina and Kassy Merrill of Litchfield; special niece Josee Dumas and her daughter Abby of Whitefield; special cousin and friend Brenda Irish of Litchfield; her and her husband's friend Andy Wallentine of Bowdoinham; and her good friend Karen Lothridge of Richmond; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends to numerous to mention.

At Sandi's request there will be no services. A private ceremony with Sandi's ashes will be held with her husband and sons at a later date.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Elaine L. King

Litchfield-Elaine L. King, 70, of Litchfield, died July 26, 2007, at Maine Medical Center in Portland, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born in South Gardiner on February 3, 1937, a daughter of Isadore and Doris (Harlow) Leibowitz. She grew up in Randolph and Richmond, and graduated from Richmond High School in 1955.

After high school, Elaine enlisted in the Air Force, where she enjoyed her work as a radar technician, travel, and playing softball. While in the service, she met and married Gantt Tillman King. She received an honorable discharge as an Airman Second Class in June 1959. Elaine returned to Richmond with her infant daughter Torey in 1960. She later lived to Bowdoin, Wiscasset, and Litchfield. She was employed by several local shoe factories throughout her working life.

Elaine was beloved for her good sense of humor, devotion to family and friends, and her love of sports and games. She was a talented athlete and sportswoman, playing softball and basketball in high school and softball in the Air Force. Throughout her life, she participated a variety of sports, including bowling, hunting, and shooting. Elaine was well known for her enjoyment of bingo, camping, hiking, photographing wildlife and nature, baseball history, and the Boston Red Sox.

Elaine will be lovingly remembered for her generosity, kind heart, and strength and courage in the face of illness.

She is survived by her daughter Torey King and her partner, Brenda Mikeo, of Hamilton, NJ; three brothers Philip Leibowitz, and his wife, Rayna, of Litchfield, with whom she lived for the past 15 years; David Leibowitz and his wife, Renette, of Augusta; and Ronald Leibowitz, and his wife, Elizabeth, of Lisbon Center; one sister Patricia Billings of Bowdoinham; and special nieces Kim Searles and her husband, Mickey, of Bowdoinham; and Amy Reynolds, her husband William, and children Calista and David, of Skillman, NJ; as well as by several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

She is predeceased by her parents and her former husband.

Memorial Visitation will take place on Sunday, July 29th at 1pm at Kincer Funeral Home with a celebration of life to follow at 2pm with military honors.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, New England Division, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086-1240 or the National Park Foundation, 1201 Eye St. N.W., Washington, DC 20005 or Isadore Leibowitz Scholarship Fund c/o Rayna Leibowitz 1032 Plains Rd. Litchfield, Me 04350

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Marjorie Natalie Bussell Leach

Woolwich- Marjorie Natalie Bussell Leach, 86, of Hall Rd., and Bear Cove, passed away on July 18, 2007 at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and David Kloberdans in Woolwich.

She was born in Augusta on March 1, 1921 the daughter of Leona Rachel McGrath Bussell and Alfred V. Bussell. Marjorie attended Bucksport High School 1938 and Cosmetology School in Boston, Ma

Marjorie enjoyed roller skating, down hill skiing, fishing, Harpswell and spending time with her family, especially her great grand children.

She owned an operated the Elite Beauty Salon on Washington St. in Bath Maine for 30 years.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband Sterling L. Leach on 10/1/2000, her only grand daughter Natalie Ann Kloberdans on 11/30/1980, two sisters Dorothy Freeman on 12/12/1998 and Rita Norris on 5/4/2000.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Deborah A. and David A. Kloberdans of Woolwich, one grandson Rodney Sterling Kloberdans and his wife Tessa A. Kingsley of Bowdoinham, three great grand children, Sterling, Royal and Molly Kingsley Kloberdans of Bowdoinham, a sister Arlene B. York of Bath, a brother and his wife, Alfred V. and Phyllis Bussell, Jr. of North Palm Beach, Florida, a niece Marjorie Lea and her husband James Robinson of Bath, a nephew Donald Freeman and his wife Madelyn of Phippsburg, Maine and several great and great, great nieces and nephews.

At her request there will be no funeral

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Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Ellen Mae Hewey

Brunswick-Ellen M. Hewey, 65, of Bath passed away on July 13, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital.

She was born in Danforth the daughter of Elbridge and Ferne (Foster) Hewey and graduated from Brewer High School.

Ellen worked as a nurse at Bangor Psychiatric Hospital and as a computer programmer at Data General Massachusetts.

She was predeceased by her parents. She is survived by her sister Kathy Merrill, brother Duane Hewey, niece Jennifer Sanborn and family and Nephew Ryan Merrill and Wife, aunt Cindy Johnson and family.

Services will be held at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society Range Rd. Brunswick, Me 04011

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Burleigh E. Lucas Sr.

Woolwich-Burleigh E. Lucas Sr., 75, of Weston Rd. passed away Thursday, July 12, 2007 at his home.

He was born in Readfield on May 24, 1932 the son of Dwight and Mildred (Albee) Lucas.

Burleigh worked in construction in Connecticut. He was also a lobsterman and, for over 40 years, owner of his own wood business.

Burleigh was a longtime resident of Woolwich. His biggest joys where going north, watching moose and camping. He especially loved his family gatherings.

He was predeceased by his parents, brothers and sister Phillip Lucas, Lawrence Lucas and Elizabeth Parks. Burleigh is survived by his companion Beverly Smith of Woolwich, his children Walter Lucas and his wife Sheila of Cundy’s Harbor, Patricia Thibeault and her husband Paul of Cundy’s Harbor, Gail Grover and her husband Steve of Texas, Jeffrey Lucas and his wife April of Wiscasset, Burleigh Lucas Jr. from New Sharon, Anthony Lucas and his wife Cathy of Freeport, Brenda Hart of Bath, Sandra Johnson and husband Mark of Wiscasset, Michael Lucas and wife Kelly of Wiscasset, brothers Stewart Lucas, Paul Lucas, Kenneth Lucas, Dwight Lucas, sister Margaret Parks, , 28 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many, many friends.

Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, July 17th at 4pm at Gracelawn Memorial Park 980 Turner St. Auburn, Me 04210. A celebration of life will take place on Friday, July 20th at 6pm at the Blue Moon in Wiscasset formerly Tuxedo Junction.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Chans Home Health Care 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Joseph L. Despres

Brunswick – Joseph L. “Roger” Despres, 70, of Bowdoinham died July 7th at Mid Coast Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on May 8, 1937 in Brunswick, the son of Albert and Cecile (Gamache) Despres.

He was educated in Brunswick schools and went on to proudly serve his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Before retiring, he worked at Bath Iron Works for 19 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years Angelia “Jean” Despres; son Mark Despres Sr. of Auburn; daughter Theresa Overmiller and husband Larry of Augusta; brothers Leo Despres and wife Priscilla of Brunswick, Maurice Despres of Auburn; stepsons Donald W. Munsey of Portsmouth, VA, Gary Munsey of Pepperell, Bill Munsey and wife Sharon of Portsmouth, VA, Gary and wife Jan Munsey (RELATION)

Several grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday from 6 to 8 PM at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will held on FRIDAY at 11 AM at the funeral home. Committal service to follow at the new Maine Veterans Cemetery with military honors. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 04086 Condolences may be sent to www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Maxwell Robert Payne Sr.

Brunswick-Maxwell Robert Payne Sr., 83, of Pejepscot Terrace passed away on Friday July 6, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital, Brunswick.

He was born in Whitefield, Maine, on August 3, 1923 the son of Emory N. and Susie M. (Pitcher) Payne.

Max served during WWII in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, Philippines, New Guinea and Luzon. He received the Philippines liberation ribbons with two bronze stars, the Asiatic pacific theater campaign ribbon, good conduct medal and victory medal. He was a qualified rifleman/marksman. Max worked with his father in the logging business and then B.I.W. where he retired after twenty eight years.

He enjoyed family first and foremost. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He took his greatest pleasure from his recently deceased wife, two children, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He liked picking strawberries and blueberries for everyone. Max enjoyed his bible, John Wayne movies, puzzles, gardening, and baking molasses cookies. He made the best ever zucchini bread and he loved bean suppers. Being on good terms with all people was of utmost importance to him, and he unselfishly gave the most precious of gifts, his time and himself to family, friends and strangers alike. He was a longstanding member of the Brunswick church of the Nazarene, nearly forty years. He was an officer of the Golden Oldies.

Max was predeceased by his parents, his beloved wife of fifty-six years Esther Mae Grover Payne, three sisters Gladys, Mildred and Eva.

He is survived by his sons Maxwell Jr. and wife Janice of Lisbon Falls and their two children Bob of Vienna, and Jessica Morong and her husband of No. Carolina, daughter Annette Almay of Durham and her husband Wayne, their two children Joy Stewart and husband Russell of Sabattus, and Crystal Toothaker and husband Quinton of So. Harpswell, brother Nelson Payne of Bath, sister Esther Simmons of Brunswick four grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Monday, July 9th at 1pm at the Church of the Nazarene, McKeen St. Brunswick, Maine. Burial will take place at the Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta. Date to be announced.

Donations will be accepted by the family toward a memorial plaque for his church, and the Brunswick chapter of the American Cancer Society 1 Main St. Topsham, Me 04086

Condolences may be sent to www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Ralph L. Sweeney

Dresden-Ralph L Sweeney, 85, of Orchard Hill Rd. died on Friday July 6, 2007 at home following a brief illness.

He was born in Orange, MA on September 6, 1922 the son of the late Peter and Isabelle Sweeney.

Mr. Sweeney served in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force retiring after twenty years of service to his country. He worked in the electrical and plumbing fields and was employed by Bath Iron Works.

He was a member of Saint Ambrose Catholic Church in Richmond and a fourth degree Knight of Columbus. He was also a member of the Richmond Senior Citizens and American Legion Post 132. Ralph was a volunteer fireman Warner, N.H. and Dresden, ME.

He loved crossword puzzles, solitaire, mahjong and other puzzles. He also enjoyed a good bingo game.

Mr. Sweeney is survived by his beloved wife of forty-five years, Ida (Robbins) Sweeney of Dresden, sons Roger Sweeney and wife Mary Beth of Nashua, N.H., Barry Sweeney and wife Rachel of Reston, VA., daughter Joan Sweeney of Salem, MA., sister Mrs. Bernice Jennings of East Bridgewater, MA, grandchildren Sean and Jordana Sweeney of Reston, VA., close friend Kristopher Favreau of Bowdoinham.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Mid-Coast Hospital, Martins Point and CHANS.

At his request there will no visiting hours or funeral service. There will be private interment at the Maine Veteran’s Cemetery. A memorial mass will be scheduled at a later date.

Donations may be made to CHANS/Hospice 60 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, ME. 04011-3200.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Virginia Astrid Daggett

Brunswick-Virginia Astrid Daggett, of Bath, passed away quietly Wednesday morning July 4, 2007 with her loving husband of 63 years and her daughter by her side at Midcoast Hospital.

Astrid was born 3/29/1930 the daughter of Joseph and M. Evelyn Henrikson, in S. Thomaston, Maine. At 11 she and her family moved to Bath, where in 1945 she married Douglas A. Daggett. Together they had 4 children, Patricia, Diane, Douglas, and Daniel. She worked for a number of years as an Asst. and bookkeeper for Dr. Penttingill in Brunswick, and over 30 years for Dr. Ricciardone on Front St., Bath.

She will always be remembered for her immense love of family, flowers, antiquing, cooking, the SDA Church and vacations in Brookton on Baskahegan lake.

Astrid is predeceased by her daughter Patricia Daggett, father Joseph Henrikson, and her brother Henry Henrikson.

Surviving are her husband Douglas A. Daggett of Bath, mother M. Evelyn Henrikson, daughter Diane A. Plummer and her husband Daniel, their son Shane his wife Amanda and son Audie, their son Kerry his wife Nicole, son Douglas A. Daggett his partner Carol and his daughter Kara, son Daniel A. Daggett and his wife Susan, their daughters Isabel and Phoebe and son Samuel. Sisters Beverly Henrikson, Joanne Pottle, Marie Snowdon, Sylvia Ames, Pricilla Daggett, Patricia Daggett, Iva Daggett, a brother Carl Henrikson, and many nieces and nephews.

A family graveside service in Brookton Maine, will be held on Friday, July 6, 2007 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Astrid’s memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Vera Kotow

Bowdoinham- Vera Kotow, 83, the wife of the late Nicholas Kotow, died Saturday, June 30, 2007 at her home in Bowdoinham.

Vera is survived by her sons; Russell Kotow, Nicholas Kotow, Jr., daughters; Eva Griatsky, Vala Kotow, brother-in-law Alex Kotow of Toronto, Canada, grandchildren; Rusty Kotow, Toby Cross, Jonathan Kotow, Katie Kotow, great grandchildren; Steven Griatsky, Alexander Griatsky. Jr. and great great-grandchildren Owen and Brianna.

She was predeceased by her parents and husband.

There will be a funeral for Vera at 12 noon on Tuesday, July 3, at St. Alexander Nevsky Russian Orthodox Church, 15 Church St. in Richmond, with burial to follow at Richmond Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.


Barry W. Nash

Richmond-Barry W. Nash, 58, of Richmond, Maine, formerly of Charleston, South Carolina died Friday, June 15, 2007 in Charleston, SC. Born April 4, 1949 in Gardiner, Maine, the son of the late Eldred Nash and Emma Thornton Nash. Barry graduated from Richmond High School in Maine and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in business administration majoring in accounting from Thomas College, Waterville, ME. For over 30 years Barry was a self-employed contractor and residential real estate agent. Barry was a valuable asset as a contractor for the Nash family business in Richmond.

He was a 4th Degree of P.N. Lynch Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, and past Grand Knight of Rev. John J. Egan Council #10334.

He will be deeply missed by his children: Scott Nash and his wife, Terrell, Jonathan Nash and Emma Nash all of Charleston; their mother: Jeannine Bilodeau Nash of Charleston; a brother: Gary Nash and his wife, Roberta, of Richmond, nephew Casey Nash and his wife Kathy of Richmond, nieces Gaye Nash Martin and husband Tony, Kathy Nash Tribbet and husband Shannon of Richmond, step sisters Pam Rowe and family of Florida, Sandra Small-Hughes of Winthrop, Cindy Neal and family of California, aunt Myrna Essency and husband Joe of Pittston, several great nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held in South Carolina.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, June 22nd at Kincer Funeral Home from 6 to 8pm. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Richmond on Saturday, June 23rd at 10am.

In Barry’s memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Eva N. Woods

Bowdoin-Eva N. Woods, 93, of the Augusta Rd. Bowdoin passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at her son’s home in Bowdoin.

She was born in Springfield, N.H. on June 23, 1913 the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Marshall) Nichols.

Eva attended Enfield High School in New Hampshire class of 1930 and went on to Farmington Normal School graduating in 1932. In 1963 she received her B.S. in Education at Farmington.

Eva taught school in Bowdoin most of her career educating many families in the local area. She also taught at Sabattus, Winn and Solon, Me Schools.

Eva was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association.

She was predeceased by her beloved Husband William A. Woods of whom she married in Hillsboro, N.H. on April 13, 1941, a brother Frank Nichols and a sister Geraldine Bumford. Eva is survived by her sons Eric Woods and his wife Lynn of Bowdoin, William Woods II of Sheldon, Washington, daughter Cheryl Erb of Santa Monica California, 3 grandchildren Benjamin, Amanda and Erica all of Bowdoin and a niece of New Hampshire.

Per Eva’s request there will not be any visiting Hours. A graveside service will take place on Wednesday, June 20th at 10am at the West Bowdoin Cemetery in Bowdoin with Pastor Ronald Parker officiating.

Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to the Bowdoin Central School Bowdoin, Me

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Kenneth Young Sr.

Richmond-Kenneth Young Sr., 69, of the Langdon Rd. died at his home on Friday, June 15, 2007.

He was born on January 9, 1938 the son of Vernon and Dorothy (Skelton) Young.

Ken was a hardworking man from childhood, right until two weeks before his death. He was employed at Etonic for 26 years while building his own business “Young’s Solid Waste”. Although limited for the past year, he did what he could and he could still “direct”.

He loved to travel and took great pride in caring for his home and family.

He loved his wife of 47 years, Martha E. (Temple) Young . Along with his wife he is survived by his son’s Ken Young Jr., Jeffrey W. Young and his daughters Kammie L. Johnson and Holly L. Luber. He dearly loved his 9 grandchildren and tried to stay close to them, creating great memories of “Grampy” and “Bubba”. He is also survived by his siblings Shirley Yeaton, Larry Young, Jack Young, Laverne Smith, Gary Young, many nieces and nephews, he always enjoyed their visits.

Ken was predeceased by his sister Dorothy “Toots” Watson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 23rd at 4pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Water St. in Brunswick.

For those unable to attend condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Elmer D. Reed Jr.

Dresedn-died Saturday June 16, 2007 at his residence.

Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery Dresden.


Eva N. Woods

Bowdoin-Eva N. Woods, 93, of the Augusta Rd. Bowdoin passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at her son’s home in Bowdoin.

She was born in Springfield, N.H. on June 23, 1913 the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Marshall) Nichols.

Eva attended Enfield High School in New Hampshire class of 1930 and went on to Farmington Normal School graduating in 1932. In 1963 she received her B.S. in Education at Farmington.

Eva taught school in Bowdoin most of her career educating many families in the local area. She also taught at Sabattus, Winn and Solon, Me Schools.

Eva was a member of the Maine Retired Teachers Association.

She was predeceased by her beloved Husband William A. Woods of whom she married in Hillsboro, N.H. on April 13, 1941, a brother Frank Nichols and a sister Geraldine Bumford. Eva is survived by her sons Eric Woods and his wife Lynn of Bowdoin, William Woods II of Sheldon, Washington, daughter Cheryl Erb of Santa Monica California, 3 grandchildren Benjamin, Amanda and Erica all of Bowdoin and a niece of New Hampshire.

Per Eva’s request there will not be any visiting Hours. A graveside service will take place on tue/wed at ?? at the West Bowdoin Cemetery in Bowdoin with Pastor Ronald Parker officiating.

Donations in Eva’s memory may be made to the Bowdoin Central School Bowdoin, Me

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Carl E. Jackson Jr.

AUGUSTA -- Carl E. Jackson Jr., known to his family and friends as "CJ," 34, of 18 Deer Ridge Lane, Augusta, passed away suddenly on June 1, 2007, in his home in Augusta.

He was born Oct. 29, 1973, in Alcert, Ind., to Carl E. Jackson Sr. and Joan L. Noble.

CJ worked his whole life as a mechanic jack-of-all-trades, recently for Double K Garage in Waterville. He enjoyed spending time working outside, from working on cars to mowing his lawn and anyone else's that needed it. He loved to enter the Windsor Fair Demolition Derby and did so yearly. The time he enjoyed most was the time he spent with his family and friends. He was the kind of man that would give to you before himself.

He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Douglas and Faith Hallowell; and stepfather Oland Noble.

CJ is survived by his wife, Sheila Jackson of Augusta; sons Carl D. Jackson and Christopher Jackson of Augusta; mother Joan L. Noble of Waterville; father Carl E. Jackson Sr. and his wife, Brenda Jackson, of Pittston; sisters Tracy Rowe and her husband, Glenn, of Palermo, Billy Joe Stonehocker and her husband, James, of Winslow, Lisa Perry of Augusta, Sherry Poulin and her companion, Paul Bernard, of South China, and Erin Greene Martinez of Arizona; brother Jason Jackson of Pittston; sisters-in-law Cindy Hallowell and Stephaine Hallowell of Windsor and Alicia Hafford of Houlton; brothers-in-law Casey Hallowell of Winsdor, Matthew Hallowell of Augusta and James Hallowell of Lewiston; uncle Larry Jackson of Augusta; best friend Paul Jackson of Augusta; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

CJ was a beloved husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be forever loved and missed by us all.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 8, at West Gardiner Baptist Church on Hallowell-Litchfield Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kennebec Kidney Center, 164 Civic Center Drive, Augusta.


Faye E. Howard

Brunswick-Faye E. Howard, 67, of Main St. Richmond passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital.

She was born in Richmond on July 9, 1939 the daughter of Rowland and Marion (Hinkley) Hanson.

Faye was a past member and president of the Post 132 Women’s Auxiliary in Richmond. She was also the past Maine State Skeet Shooting Champion.

She enjoyed hunting, fishing, working with her flowers and spending time with her family, nieces and nephews.

Faye was predeceased by her parents, brothers Rowland and Gary Hanson, sister Barbara Hanson. She is survived by her beloved husband of 48 years Vincent Howard of Richmond, sister Donna Colby of Richmond, Bonnie Hanson of New Castle, Gertrude Hanson of Richmond, nieces Faylene Colby, Billie Joe Griffin, nephews Stanley Colby, Tommy Colby, great nephew Bumper Christie and great niece Demi Colby.

A private family gathering will take place on Sunday, June 3rd at 2pm with a burial to follow in Richmond Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Constance G. Jones

Richmond - Constance G. Jones, 75 of Myrtle Street died on Mother's Day, May 13, 2007 at her residence.

Born on December 17, 1931 in Southampton, New York, Constance was the daughter of Arthur and Florence (Hunt) Juneau of Tiverton Rhode Island. She grew up in Fall River Massachusetts and graduated from Bryant College in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. On April 25, 1953 she married William H. Jones Jr. (predeceased in 1997)

Constance was actively involved in her community in a variety of ways. She served as Business Manager of the Brunswick School Department for over twenty years retiring in 1994. During that time, she served as a Past President of the Maine Association of School Business Officials. She is former member of the Wiscasset Yacht Club, the U.S. Power Squadron and she was an active member of the Richmond Senior Citizens Group and the Red Hat Society.

Her favorite past times included spending time with family and friends. An avid ten pin bowler, Constance earned many high awards including the 600 club, and local and regional championships.

Constance was predeceased by her beloved husband William Jones and her parents. She is survived by her son Robert W. Jones and his wife Pam of Alna; Debra A. Brown of Pennsylvania; Lynda L. Bernier and her husband Stanley of Topsham; Barbara J. Burns of Wisconsin, Constance H. Jones-Morris and her husband Samuel of Boothbay Harbor; Ellen C. Jones of Richmond and step son William H. Jones III of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 10:00 a.m. at Kincer Funeral Home - 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery in Dresden.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to her memory may be made to: Richmond Fire Dept. Myrtle Street, Richmond, ME 04357

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357


James F. Jangraw

TOPSHAM — James F. Jangraw, 81, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at his home.

He was born in Montpelier, Vt., on Aug. 11, 1925, the son of Frank O. and Persis Woodworth Jangraw. He attended schools in Montpelier and graduated from St. Michael's High School in 1943. He then enlisted in the Navy and served on active duty in both the Atlantic and Pacific theatres until the end of World War II.

He graduated from Becker College in 1948, and began employment with Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Boston. He spent his entire career with that company until his retirement in 1987.

In 1949, he married Evelyn Jean Lacillade, and they lived and raised their family in Natick, Mass., until moving to Topsham in 1972.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Susan and her husband, Maxwell Barus, of Leeds and Constance and her husband, Jon Morris, of Berlin, Germany; two sons, Douglas and his wife, Debra, of Massachusetts and William and his wife, Fé, of California; six grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Chesley of New Hampshire.

He was predeceased by a brother, Robert Jangraw; four sisters, Elenor Whittemore, Maxine Valz, Marion Jangraw and Kathleen Jangraw.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home of Richmond.

Memorial donations may be made to the Coastal Humane Society, 30 Range Road, Brunswick, ME 04011.


Mark A. Lane

Litchfield-Mark A. Lane, 34, of Lewiston Rd. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, May 06, 2007 at Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

He was born on October 16, 1972 in Augusta the son of Richard and Sandra (Ross) Lane and graduated from Oak Hill High School.

Mark worked for Adelphia, was self-employed, pizza business, and most recently Windows Rep of Maine. He enjoyed helping others, fishing and particularly spending time with his family.

In 2005 he received a Maine Chief of Police Association Act of Bravery Award by a Citizen.

Mark was predeceased by his mother Sandra Lane, grandparents Raymond and Grace Lane, Olie and Laura Ross. He is survived by his beloved wife of 14 years Rose Ann Lane of Litchfield, daughters Marissa and Jessica Lane of Litchfield, Father Richard Lane and his wife Gail, brothers Richard and Carlee Lane of Washington State, Douglas and Deborah Lane of Arizona, Jared and Jennifer Lane of Lewiston, sisters Angela and Ed Oakes of Windham, Betsy and Christopher Chase of Litchfield, many nieces, nephews, cousins and loved ones.

Family and friends are invited to a closed casket visitation on Tuesday, May 8th from 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A graveside service will to take place on Wednesday, May 9th at 3:30pm at Litchfield Plains Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family to defray funeral costs.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


George G. Sidelinger

DRESDEN -- George G. Sidelinger, 84, passed away on Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta, after a short illness.

He was born Nov. 23, 1922, in Wollaston, Mass., a son of Roy and Margaret (Chandler) Sidelinger.

At the age of 14, George knew that, when he grew up, he wanted to get married, have children and own a small dairy farm.

He was a 1941 graduate of the Norfolk City Agricultural School in Walpole, Mass. (known as "the Aggie"). He next went to Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts for two years, studying practical agriculture, graduating in 1943.

After working during the day at a local farm, dad would ride his bike to Amherst Center where the big houses were, mowing lawns and weeding gardens until dark. On the way home one night he met our mother, Charlotte, and her twin brother, Paul, who were going to an Odd Fellows Hall dance, and our mother invited dad.

Dad said he was tired but would think about it. He left the two of them and was peddling faster, got home, changed and went back to the Odd Fellows Hall and found our mother. They danced and then took a walk. He put his arm around her. Mom thought he was pretty fast. Shortly after that, he said he had to go, and left. Mom thought she would never see him again.

They were married on June 20, 1943, in Wollaston, and were married for 62 years. She passed away on Oct. 17, 2005. She was the love of his life.

George served in the Army from May 1944 through November 1946. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.

In June 1950, George and Charlotte bought a small dairy farm in Dresden, later named it Velvet Acres and raised three children, fulfilling his childhood dream.

He also ran his own rubbish route and for more than 20 years was a night watchman for the state of Maine, retiring in 1986. From 1983 through 1996, he was building inspector and code enforcement officer for the town of Dresden.

George enjoyed spending time at home with Charlotte and had many hobbies, which included collecting miniature cars, photographing big rig trucks, model railroading, John Deere tractors and Model-A Fords.

He is survived by three children, Ken Sidelinger and companion Vicky Mastantuono, of Michigan, Jean Genthner and husband, Ted, of Velvet Acres, Dresden, and Peter Sidelinger and wife, Mary, of Pennsylvania; his brother, John "Jack" Sidelinger of Arizona; eight grandchildren, Vincent Sidelinger and wife, Rhonda, of Lewiston, Craig Dorr and wife, Sandy, of Augusta, Joanna Black and husband, Toby, of Auburn, Jeromy Sidelinger and wife, Jennifer, of New Hampton, N.H., Jeffrey Sidelinger of Webster, N.Y., Shannon Fleming and husband, Ryan, of Portland, and Amanda and Daniel Sidelinger of Michigan. George also is survived by seven great-grandchildren, a niece, two nephews and cousins.

He will also be missed by his devoted cat, Missy.

The family wishes to thank Drs. Chang, Healey, Magioncalda and Scharf, and the nursing staff of MaineGeneral in Augusta and HealthReach Hospice, for their care and compassion during our father's illness.

At George's request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.

Friends are invited to share remembrances with the family from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Velvet Acres.

Arrangements are in the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.


Faith E. Hallowell

Augusta-Faith E. Hallowell, 57, of Pineridge Dr. Windsor, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007 at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1949 in Augusta the daughter of Carl and Alice (Mitchell) Weston Jr.

Faith was a member of the West Gardiner Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing bingo, taking trips to Foxwods with her husband, watching sci-fi movies, and sharing old stories of times in her past and particularly time spent with her family.

She was predeceased by her parents and a son Mark Hallowell. Faith is survived by daughters Alicia Hafford of Windsor, Sheila Jackson and husband Carl of Augusta, Cynthia Hallowell of Windsor, Stephaine Hallowell of Windsor, sons Matthew Hallowell of Augusta, James Hallowell of Lewiston, Casey Hallowell of Windsor, brother Carl Weston III and wife Cheryl of W. Gardiner, grandchildren Carl, Christopher, Lacie, Donaven, Aarika and Christina.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, April 20th at 2pm at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Chapel Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Dialysis Center, Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME 04330

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St . Richmond, Me 04357


Donald Frederick Emmons, Sr.

Brunswick-Donald F. Emmons, Sr., 94, of Theodore Dr., passed away early March 18, 2007 following a stroke.

Don Emmons was born February 14, 1913, in Bowdoinham, ME. The son of Benjamin Owen Emmons and Yvonne Dostie Emmons, he was the eldest of five children. Educated through the eighth grade, he left school so he could work to support his family upon his father’s death. Despite having no formal higher education, Don loved to learn and this was a passion he carried through his life.

As an adult, Don worked as a welder for Bath Iron Works in Bath, ME., and at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He met and married Juliet Banville. They lived in Topsham, Richmond, Freeport, Taylor Pond and Biddeford, until they moved to the San Francisco bay area in 1964, where he worked at Mare Island. Juliet passed away in 1966.

In 1969 he married Evelyn Bartelt and they settled in Santa Rosa, CA. Not one to sit still, upon retirement from Mare Island, Don had a small private business of building residential lawn sprinkler systems and doing handyman work for neighbors and friends. He and Evelyn purchased a recreational vehicle and traveled the country together, often driving from California to Maine each summer. They enjoyed taking a different route each time and stopping to visit family and friends along their journey. Evelyn passed away in 2006.

Survivors include his sisters, Bertha Sylvain of Freeport and Venise “Pinky” LaChance of Brunswick; son, Donald F. Emmons, Jr. and his wife Darlene, of Hampden; daughter Donna M. Grant of Scarborough; stepdaughter Bonnie St.Claire and her husband Lee, of Lake Havasu City, AZ; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Private arrangements have been made.

Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Jacqueline C. Eastman

DAMARISCOTTA -- Jacqueline C. Eastman, 67, of Damariscotta died on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Miles Memorial Hospital in Damariscotta, with her daughter by her side.

Jackie was born on April 22, 1939, the daughter of Robert and Hazel (Harris) Coates. She grew up in Chelsea and attended Chelsea schools, graduating from Gardiner High School. She enjoyed playing Bingo and spending time with her granddaughter Natalie.

Jackie was predeceased by her parents and her son, Walter Eastman.

She is survived by her daughter, Jill Wagurak and her husband, Ivan, of Whitefield; her special granddaughter, Natalie Wagurak; stepgranddaughter Breaunna Wagurak; brother Robert Coates of Randolph; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a memorial service for Jackie at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 12, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond. Burial will be in the spring at Whitefield Cemetery, Route 218, Whitefield, with the date and time to be announced.

Condolences may be expressed at http://www.kincerfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.


Charles P. Lamoreau

Pittston-Charles P. Lamoreau, 82, of the Old Cedar Grove Rd. passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2007 at Graybirch Nursing Home, Augusta.

He was born in Hartland on April 16, 1924 the son of Gordon and Frances (Rideout) Lamoreau.

Charlie and his wife Velva worked together for over 25 years in there boarding home. He enjoyed farming, hunting and raising his children. He was also a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Farmingdale.

Charlie was predeceased by his parents, brothers Robert and Malcolm Lamoreau, sisters Lucy and Edna Lamoreau. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years Velva Lamoreau of Pittston, sons Charles Lamoreau Jr. and his wife Barbara of Winthrop, John Lamoreau and his wife Diane of Monmouth, Robert Lamoreau and his wife Marlene of Pittston, Paul Lamoreau and his wife Karen of W. Gardiner, daughters Sharon Falvo of California, Ellen Novy and her husband Cedric of W. Gardiner, Betty Tibbetts and her husband Larry of Cooper, Brenda Degen and her husband Barnett Sr. of Gardiner, brothers Henry Lamoreau of Bowdoinham, Herman Lamoreau of Hudson, sisters Marion Nesland of Washington State, Lois Tapley of Connecticut, Margaret Nevells of Ellsworth, Elizabeth Lamoreau of Richmond, 33 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, February 17th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Sunday, February 18th at 11am also at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring.

In Charlie’s memory donations may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church Main Ave. Farmingdale, Me 04344

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357


Craig Alan Ladner

Damariscotta, ME- Craig Alan Ladner, 71, of Jefferson, died on Sunday, January 28, 2007 unexpectedly at Miles Memorial Hospital.

Craig was born in Cambridge, MA, on January 30th, 1935, the son of Ralph Martin Ladner and Corrienne (Stafford) Ladner. He graduated in 1952 from Newton High School, and attended Northeastern University.

Craig was a co-owner of the Sunoco in Newtonville, MA, SAD 17 Transportation Director, in South Paris, ME, and worked for W.C. Cressey and Sons, of Kennebunk, ME. Craig was an active member of the Jefferson Grange and was a member of the Masons Norumbega Lodge in MA. He enjoyed camping, woodworking, helping his sons with their many projects, gardening with his wife, and participating in the Boy Scouts organization.

Craig was predeceased by his father and mother.

He is survived by his beloved wife Joan (Barter) Ladner, sons; Wayne Ladner of Richmond, Keith Ladner and his wife Debra of Harrison, Dale Ladner and his wife Kathleen of Casco, five granddaughters; Becki, Sarah, Michelle, Brittany, Kelcey, brother Francis Ladner and his wife Elizabeth of Orleans, MA, several nieces, nephews, cousins and daughter-in-law Yvonne Brunelle of Farmingdale.

There will be a memorial service for Craig at 1 pm on Saturday, February 10th, at Kincer Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bunker Hill Grange Building Fund c/o Tom and Jean Shippee 1210 Bunker Hill Rd. Jefferson, ME 04348 or Miles Memorial Hospital, c/o Development Office, 35 Miles St., Damariscotta, ME 04543

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, ME 04357. 737-4395


Esther M. Payne

Brunswick-Esther M. Payne, 77, of Pejepscot Terrace, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, January 26, 2007 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in Woolwich on September 22, 1929 the daughter of Chester and Velma (Bailey) Grover. Esther graduated from local schools, the class of 47’

Esther married her beloved husband of 56 years, Maxwell Payne in 1951.

Esther was the past President of the Golden Oldies, Missionary President, Member of the Card Ministry, Secretary and Treasurer of the Church, Sunday School Teacher, and a 40 year member of the Church of the Nazarene in Brunswick.

She enjoyed many things; cooking, knitting, playing the organ, card games skip ball and slaughter to name a few. However, she particularly enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother, touching and caring for as many people as possible, she was truly a giving lady.

Esther was predeceased by her parents, brother Chester Grover Jr., and Sister Mildred “Dolly” Grover.

She is survived by her husband Maxwell Payne of Brunswick, son James Payne and life partner Anthonie Labrie of Westbrook, Max Payne Jr., and his wife Janice of Lisbon Falls, daughter Annette Almy and husband Wayne of Durham, brother Paul Grover of Wiscasset, sister Kay Torrey of Topsham and Florida, 4 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, January 30th at 10am at the Church of the Nazarene McKeen St. Brunswick. Burial will follow at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.

In Esther’s memory donations may be made to the American Heart Association 51 US Route One Suite M Scarborough, Me 04074


George Otis

George Wesley Otis, age 87, passed away January 24, 2007, loving husband of the late Shirley Stevens Otis for 60 years. Father of Christopher (Joyce), Steven (Cynthia), Mark (Andrea) and Martha (James Martin); grandfather of Morgan, Shannon, Wesley, Kara, Paul, Jennifer, Julie, Jim, Sarah, Rebekah and fond uncle and great grandfather of many. Originally from Farmington, Michigan and the youngest son of Amos & Hattie Otis. Long time resident of Tracy City, Tennessee. Member of Morton United Methodist Church, Monteagle, TN. Interment private in Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George's name to the Morton United Methodist Church, Monteagle, TN.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Priscilla Paisley

Bowdoinham-Priscilla Paisley, 86, of JB Tome Way passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 after a short illness at Amenity Manor, Topsham.

She was born in West Bath on February 4, 1920 the daughter of Harry and Gracie (Verrill) Libby. The family moved away in 1920 but returned to Bath in 1936. Priscilla graduated from Morse High School in 1937.

Priscilla was a homemaker and attended the Second Baptist Church in Bowdoinham. Priscilla married William J. Paisley in 1939 at the Corliss St. Baptist Parsonage in Bath.

She was one of the greatest mothers, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved taking care of her family and home.

Priscilla was predeceased by her beloved husband William Paisley and a brother Harry Jr.

She is survived by her son Jon Paisley and wife Mary of Baltimore, daughter Judith White and husband Jack of Bowdoinham, brothers Herschel Libby of Bath, Hilton Libby of Bath, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren,

A funeral service will be held on Monday, January 29th at 1pm at Kincer Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bath.

Donations may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital 516 Carew St. Springfield, Ma 01104

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Cecilia R. Robinson

AUGUSTA — Cecilia R. Robinson, 93, formerly of Richmond died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Glenridge Nursing Home.

She was born in Lewiston on Jan. 19, 1913, the daughter of Orimill and Gertrude (Grover) Robinson. She graduated from Richmond High School in 1932.

She was a lifelong resident of Richmond, working at several area businesses, most recently at Cunningham's Market in Richmond.

She was a past member of Richmond Post 132 Women's Auxiliary, where she held many positions. She was also a past member of the Enterprise Grange. She enjoyed sewing, making dresses, collecting dolls and spending time with her beloved Boston terriers.

She was predeceased by three sisters, Irene Waltz, Thelma Perkins and Margaret Steele; and a brother, Maurice Robinson.

She is survived by a daughter Claudette Helie of Swanzey, N.H.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service will take place in the spring in Richmond Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond.


Augusta B. Jewett

Richmond-Augusta B. Jewett, 95, of Kimball St. passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2007 at a Parkview Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in Damariscotta on June 30, 1911 the daughter of Willard and Sunie (Waltz) Dickenson.

Augusta enjoyed being around people, visiting, just talking on the phone with friends, riding and shopping especially with Yvette wife of grand nephew Bruce Dickenson.

She worked for the Ames Mill and Walton’s Nursing Home respectively both in Richmond.

Augusta was predeceased by her husband Charles Jewett, parents, several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter Loraine Buker, grandson’s Michael Jewett, Richard Jewett and his wife Judy, great grandson Rich Buker, great granddaughter Kellie Buker, great great granddaughter Genevieve Lynn Buker all of Lee, Massachusetts, sister Carrie Holman of Richmond, nephews Phil Holman, Earl Dickenson, Gary Williams, Keith Guiou, Ernie Williams, Gail Griffin, Helen Sutton, many other grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the charity of ones choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.


Merton A. Pearson

Brunswick-Merton Arcadus Pearson of Topsham died on January 3, 2007, after a long session with cancer.

He was born in Buckfield, Maine, on the family farm on August 18, 1934. He was the second son, third child of Leslie W. and Clithroe W. Pearson. During most of his formative years the family resided in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Deering High School in June 1952. Merton attended and graduated from Bates College in 1956.

He subsequently enlisted in the U.S. Navy, attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in December 1956. He served for twenty-seven years in various ships, staffs, and stations, including Turkey, Japan, and Vietnam. He met and married Beverly Ann Danielson, also a Naval Officer, in Charleston, South Carolina in February 1963. He retired from active duty in August 1983.

His second career was as Registrar at Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths, NY. Merton again retired in February 2001. He and Beverly moved to Topsham, Maine.

Merton was predeceased by his parents and a younger brother, Tristram. He is survived by his wife, Beverly, and two daughters, Abby Jane and Lesley Anne Warren, of Fairfax, VA.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm at the Kincer Funeral Home at 130 Pleasant Street in Richmond, Maine. Merton will be cremated and his ashes dispersed at sea.

In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Topsham Public Library, 25 Foreside Road, Topsham, Maine 04086.

Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357