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2008 Obituaries

2008 Obituaries

Roland W. Alexander

South Gardiner-ROLAND WASHBURN ALEXANDER, 92,of River Ave. Lost his battle with cancer on Dec. 26. 2008 at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta.

He was born March 12, 1916 in Richmond, Maine, the son of George Alvah Alexander and Cordelia “Mae” (Beedle) Alexander.

He married his childhood sweetheart, Marion B. Trott, on December 31, 1937 in South Gardiner, Maine. They made their home in South Gardiner for their 68 years of married life. Marion predeceased Roland on Dec. 25, 2005.

Roland was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Alvah B. Alexander; a sister, Marie Moulton; a brother, Jay S. Alexander; a brother, Bernard C. Alexander.

He was educated at number 5 school on the Beedle Road and graduated from Richmond High School in 1935. At the Richmond Alumni dinner in July of 2008, he was the oldest graduate.

He was a member of Riverview Congregational Church in South Gardiner. He was a sixty five year member of the Hermon Lodge #32 in Gaxdiner. '

He retired from Bath Iron Works in 1980.

He is survived by a daughter, Gail Hanson and her husband, William of Cranston, Rhode Island; a son, Gary T. Alexander and his wife, Donna of Augusta, Maine; a daughter, Ann A. Stinson and her husband, Keith of Richmond, Maine; two sister-in-laws, Mildred Gay and her husband, Warren Gay and Bertha Taylor; ten grandchildren; Laurie Hanson Roberts, Todd Hanson, Richard Hanson, Troy Alexander, Tammy Alexander Roberts, Karen Stinson, Marion Stinson Sullivan, Rachel Stinson Domin, Leanna. Stinson Kiesow and Marlena Stinson Boron; three step-grand children; Hiedi Mayorga, Alexis Estrada, Marvin Estrada (step children of Todd Hanson); fourteen great grand children; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to express their gratitude for all the care given by Hospice caregivers, especially to his Hospice nurse, Lori Harris; a special gratitude to Dr. Keating for his exceptional care beyond our expectations to our father; a special heartfelt thanks to his caregiver, Jill Stinson.

Family and friends are invited to visit from 1 to 2pm on Monday, December 29th with a Masonic Service to follow. A funeral service will take place at 2pm at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the spring. A reception will take place after the service at the Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in care of MaineGeneral Office of Philanthropy, PO Box 828, Waterville, Maine 04903 (www.mainegeneral.org.\body.com) and/or the South Gardiner Riverview Congregational Church in care of Connie Barnard, 161 Lewiston Road, Gardiner, Maine 04345.

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

Alice Call

DRESDEN — Alice M. Call, 83, of Ludwig Road, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at her home.

She was born in East Millinocket on Aug. 25, 1925, the daughter of Harry and Sadie Tarbox. She graduated from Madawaska High School in 1944.

On July 19, 1954, she married Lawrence M. Call Sr. in St. Johnsbury, Vt. They made their home in Dresden.

She was a longtime member of the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene, where she taught Sunday school.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, on Jan. 24, 1995.

She is survived by two sons, Lawrence Call Jr. of Richmond, and Robert Call and his wife, Ethel, of Dresden; a stepson, Ronald Call and his wife, Sharon, of Greene; two brothers, Gilbert Tarbox and his wife, Ruby, of Richmond, Herbert Tarbox and his wife, Polly, of Gardiner; a sister-in-law, Barbara Tarbox of Oregon; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Burial will take place in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, Main Street, Bowdoinham, ME 04008.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.

Francis “Frank” Jean

Litchfield-Francis H. Jean, 77, of Jean’s Way died Saturday, December 20, 2008 after a long illness at his home.

He was born in Topsham on June 29, 1931 the son of Frank and Laurina (Levesque) Jean.

Frank was a proud member of the United States Marine Corp and served his country during the Korean War. Frank worked for the United States Postal Service for over 30 years retiring in1986.

He enjoyed golfing, cribbage, talking, watching the Patriots and being with family. His style of humor will be sadly missed.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, brothers Richard and Neal Jean. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Lucie (Brillant) Jean of Litchfield, daughters Annette Jean and partner Peggy Shopp of Orlando, Fl., Mary Byk and husband John East Lyme Connecticut, son Mark Jean and wife Donna of Litchfield, brothers Al Jean of Port Charlotte Fl, Bernie Jean of Plymouth, MA, and 3 grandchildren.

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

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

Robert B. Coombs

Bowdoin-Robert Bruce COOMBS, 65, of Augusta Rd., passed away on NOVEMBER 30, 2008 at MAINE MEDICAL CENTER, PORTLAND.

He was born in Bath on 6/25/1943 the son of HERMAN AND ELLEN ROGERS COOMBS.

Robert was a longtime member of the AMERICAN LEGION-RICHMoND POST 132.


Bob proudly served his country in the USAF, US NAVY and worked for BATH IRON WORKS For many years retiring 2006.



PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family.

MEMORIAL DONATIONS TO COASTAL HUMAN SOCIETY Range Rd. BRUNSWICK, ME 04011 http://www.coastalhumanesociety.org

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

Barbara Jean Daniels

Gardiner-Barbara Jean Daniels, 56, of Maple St. passed from this life, with her family by her side, on November 29, 2008 from complications due to cancer at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta.

She was born on August 19, 1952 in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Grace Speck and the late Edwin Shaw.

Barbara graduated from Cony High School. She felt lucky and proud to have incredible friends and family in her life. She garnered much strength from the love and support they provided. She pushed herself to stay engaged in life through her treatments. When the world said "give up", hope whispered, "try it one more time". She remained active throughout her illness and continued to spend time with those she loved. She felt that humor and good karma were the best medicine.

Barbara enjoyed a wide range of activities; a bird watcher, gardener, artist, an antique collector and loved spending time in her back yard with her grandchildren and her two precious dogs. She knew that being a grandparent was God's reward for growing older. She loved hunting and fishing and has many fond memories of her fishing adventures with her family. Barb always cared about helping others. She was involved in the Gardiner Youth Football League and was instrumental in raising money to ensure the kids had new uniforms or whatever they needed. She volunteered her time to the Heart to Heart Support Group, of which she was an active member, always making sure the troops were not forgotten in their absence.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Gary Daniels, of Gardiner, her daughter, Melissa Lane and her husband Chris of Farmingdale, two sons, Israel Legassie and Jesse Daniels, both of Augusta. She was the proud grandmother-of four wonderful grandchildren; Jaime Lane, Halley Lane, Jevon Daniels and Trysten Legassie. She is also survived by her mother Grace and her husband George Speck and her mother in-law Yvette Daniels of Augusta. She had many siblings who she cherished, who will miss her unconditional love; Daniel and Peggie Speck of Litchfield, Pamela and Charles Plemmons of Augusta, Jane Speck of Augusta, Betty Speck Everett of Palarmo, George and Amy Speck of Augusta, Alfred and Rhonda Speck of Portland, Joseph "Don" Speck of Augusta, James and Elaine Shaw of PA, David and Debbie Shaw of PA, Michael Shaw of PA, Louis Shaw of PA, Kathy and Richie Mcglaughlin of Pa. She is further survived by her husband's siblings Sue and Bill Steward of Manchester, Tom and Pat Daniels of Augusta, and Armand "Jay" Daniels of Norridgewock, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister in-laws, close friends and her two pets.

In addition to her father she is predeceased in death by her grandparents Mary and Clarence Hawes, one brother Edwin and many aunts and uncles.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 12pm at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery Mt. Vernon Rd. Augusta.

Donations may be made in her name to the Children’s Home for Little Wanderers or the Harold Alfond Cancer Center.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Harold Alfond Cancer Center as well as the nursing staff at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta, for all their care and support through Barb’s illness.

“Have the courage to accept the life you have and the humor to enjoy it.”

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

Marjorie Nason

Bath-Marjorie W. Nason, 94, formerly of the Alexander-Reed Rd. Richmond, passed away on November 26, 2008 at Winship Green Nursing Home in Bath.

She was born in Augusta on August 22, 1914 the daughter of Fred and Marion (Estabrook) Welsh.

Marjorie enjoyed reading. She was a very artistic person as well as a social and generous person.

She was a Registered Nurse for Augusta General for many years. Marjorie also worked as a private duty nurse in the local area.

Marjorie was predeceased by her husband James Nason on November 23, 2006.

She is survived by her son Gary Nason and wife Carolyn of Richmond, grandchildren Penny Simpson and her husband Dan of Richmond, Katherine Girma and husband Jonathan of Massachusetts and 4 great grandchildren.

Per Marjories request there will not be any funeral services held. Marjorie will be buried next to her husband in the Maine Veterans Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Worthy Student Fund c/o Pine Tree Academy 67 Pownal Rd. Freeport, Me 04032

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

Dorothy L. Prout

Brunswick-Dorothy L. Prout, 94, of the Abbagaddassett Rd. Bowdoinham passed into the presence of her savior on Monday, November 24, 2008 at Parkview Hospital with the family present.

She born on April 20, 1914 the daughter of Clifton and Maude Rice. Dot attended South Portland Schools and graduated from high school in 1933.

Dot was a star basketball player all through high school. Dot married the late Harry E. Prout on January 1, 1937. Harry and Dot owned and Operated Merrymeeting Gardens where many kids in this area worked for Dot picking peas for many years. Dot loved children and served in a couple local churches in various ways including; Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, and several children’s groups such as Wirly Birds and Pioneer Girls. She also served as camp councilor with Camp Good News and loved to tell kids about Gods love. Dot also loved her flower garden and feeding and watching the birds, knitting crewel, quilt making, and especially 9:30am am coffee times with family for many years.

Dot was predeceased by her husband Harry Prout, sister Eva Garsoe and brother Meldon Rice.

She is survived by her sons Harry C. “Buster” Prout and his wife Carol and David Prout and his wife Polly all of Bowdoinham, sister Eleanore MacPhee of South Portland, grandchildren Barbara Harrison of Denver, Colorado, Ruth Dickey of Papua, New Guinea, and Ryan Prout of Raymond, New Hampshire, great grandchildren Lilyanna and Hannah Dickey, several nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed by her family and so many devoted friends.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday, December 1st from 3 to 6pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, December 2nd at 10am also at the funeral home.

Following the service family and friends are invited the farm house on Abbagaddassett Rd.

In Dot’s memory donations may be made to Camp Good News Campground Rd Livermore Falls, Me 04254 or CHANS 50 Baribeau Dr. Brunswick, Me 04011.

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

Charles C. Dow

BRUNSWICK — Charles C. Dow, 89, of Brunswick, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Mid Coast Senior Health Center after a short illness. He had been a resident of Thornton Hall Assisted Living Facility since 2004.

He was born in Portland, a son of Clinton and Bertha (Bell) Dow. He later moved to Jay, where he attended local schools and graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1937. He was a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring from the post office in Livermore Falls in 1974 after 36 years. He formerly resided in Livermore Falls, Jay and Winthrop before moving to Topsham in 1999.

On Sept. 20, 1940, he married the former Irene Loon of Winthrop. She predeceased him in 2005.

He was an avid gardener and was known for his beautiful flower gardens. He was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.

Surviving are two daughters, Suzanne Austin of Brunswick and Diane Deane and her husband, James, of Holden, Mass.; a brother, George and his wife, Agnes, of Florida; three grandchildren, Adam Austin of Harpswell, Alan Deane and his wife, Jennifer, of Westborough, Mass., and Andrea Young and her husband, Michael, of Tyngsboro, Mass.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife of 64 years; a sister, Gertrude Belanger of Jay; and a son-in-law, Michael Austin of Brunswick.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Burial will be in Glenside Cemetery in Winthrop. There will be no visiting hours at the request of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHANS Home Hospice, 60 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011.

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond


DRESDEN - Barbara Shirley Trussell Everson, 83, of Dresden, died Tuesday, November 11, 2008, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, following a brief illness.

She was born in Dresden, Maine May 12, 1925, daughter of Wallace and Nena Trussell.

Barbara attended school in Dresden and graduated from Bridge Academy in 1943. She worked briefly at Commonwealth Shoe in Gardiner, later devoting her time as wife, mother and homemaker.

Barbara married Merton H. Everson on November 1, 1947 in Dresden. They remained in Dresden their entire married life, until his death in 1994. Barbara spent the past 5 years at Richmond Eldercare in Richmond, Maine.

Barbara enjoyed knitting and crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, and visits from her family. She especially enjoyed going out to eat with her sisters to celebrate their birthdays. She also enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends at Richmond Eldercare.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Merton in 1994, brothers Roland and Donald Trussell, both of Pittston, sister Marjorie (Trussell) Paulsen of Oregon on October 25, 2008, and sister-in-law Marjory Trussell of Pittston in June 2008.

She is survived by her son, David of Dresden, daughter, Shirley and her husband David Storkson, Sr. of Dresden, sisters Norma Mansir of Gardiner; Pearl Golden of Pittston, Doris Swasey of Dresden and Clarice Taylor of Dresden and Lake Alfred, Fl., brother Roger Trussell of Haines City, Fl; sisters-in-law Eleanor Everson of Dresden, and Emily Trussell of Pittston; three step-grandchildren Lisa Allen of Augusta, David Storkson, Jr. and wife Heidi of Pittston, and Laurie Geroux and husband Michael of Chelsea, and three great-grand children Amber Allen, Joshua Allen and Justin Geroux. She also leaves behind many cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the nursing staff at MaineGeneral Medical Center, the staff at Augusta Rehabilitation Facility, and especially to the staff at Richmond Eldercare for the excellent care and kindness provided to Barbara and family.

There will be no visiting hours at the request of the family. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, at Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant Street, Richmond at 2p.m. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden, beside her husband.

In lieu of flowers, donations made to be to Richmond Eldercare Activity Fund Hathorn St. Richmond, Me 04357.

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

Maria Gertrude Zarowsky

Maria Gertrude Zarowsky, passed away on 8 October at 3:30 in the afternoon. She was known to all her friends as Trudy. Our Mother was born on 28 January 1913 in her beloved city of Aachen, Germany, a place she missed until the day she died. She left Germany in 1953 to join her husband who had immigrated a few years before to Cleveland, Ohio. After a few years of working hard and saving money, they moved to Richmond, Maine where they purchased a farm house on Dingley Road. Mother was ecstatic! She and Father planted huge gardens from which she lovingly canned the winter supply of food. She was ahead of her time - she wandered the fields picking medicinal plants and wild berries, practiced organic gardening and eating, recycled and reused, from the 1950s on. She became a vegetarian in the early 90s. She left a very light footprint on the earth but left a heavy mark encouraging others to respect the earth. She loved playing the piano, listening to classical music, knitting. She was an incredible baker, and had “the touch” in adding herbs and spices to her delicious multi-course meals often shared by a table filled with friends. And in spite of having lived through 2 World Wars, still had a sense of humor. One of her sayings was: “humor is when one laughs in spite of it all.” Our Mother’s wishes were to be cremated and no service. If you would like to remember Trudy, donations to an environmental cause would make her very happy.

Predeceased on 3 October 1968 by her husband Nikola Zarowsky, born in Russia. Still here to remember her are her son John Maichle of San Diego, California; her daughters Maria Kompaniet of Grants Pass, Oregon and Vera Zarowsky of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Her grandchildren, Nicholas, Johnny, Peter, Odilia, Stephen, and great grandchildren Reilly, Marissa, Jada, Lily, and Maggie.

Special thanks to the Kotow family, Robert Hathaway, and the staff at Gray Birch Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, Augusta.

Arline J. Thorne

Richmond-Arline J. Thorne, 81, of Williams St. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 28, 2008.

She was born on June 27, 1927 in Littleton, Maine the daughter of Albert and Vivian (Cullen) Weed.

Arline worked for many years at the E. T. Burrows of Portland making ammunition boxes during WWII. She also worked at many restaurants in the Portland area for many years. Arline retired in 1989 as a C.N.A. For Maine Medical after 18 years.

She enjoyed reading and particularly time spent with family.

Arline was predeceased by her husband Stanley Thorne and her parents. She is survived by daughters Sandra Chapman and Dan of Richmond, sisters Ruth Connors and husband Chuck of Cumberland Center, Phyllis Sicoli and husband Al of New York, grandchildren Kathy Lord and husband Al of Richmond, Freddie Enman and companion Jenny of North Waterford, Danny Chapman Jr., of Colorado, Donny Chapman and his wife Jen of Richmond, great grandchildren Jeff Lord and wife Kandace, Jesse Lord, Haley Chapman, Katelyn Chapman, AJ Green, great great grandchildren Emma Lord, Ethan Lord and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday, October 2nd from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Friday, October 3rd at 1pm at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Dresden.

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

Norma Wallentine Talbot

TOPSHAM - Norma Wallentine Talbot, 69, of Middlesex Road died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 after a long illness at Midcoast Hospital with her family at her side.

She was born in Richmond, Maine on January 2, 1939, one of four daughters of Charles and Josephine Wallentine of Bowdoinham, Maine. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956 and married Rodney L. Talbot of Brunswick in August of that year. They initially lived on Wallentine Road in Bowdoinham, then moved to Mallet Drive in Topsham and eventually settled at Middlesex Road in Topsham. Norma was a member of the Kennebec Art Club, Crusade Capers, and Downeast Yacht Club in Boothbay Harbor. She was an instrument rated, multi-engined private pilot, traveled all through Europe, Greece, Russia, Lithuanian and every state of the United States except for Idaho. She was a skier, boater, enjoyed gardening and decorating her house. In 1989 she also participated in the Trek Across Maine. Surviving are her husband, Rodney L. Talbot of Topsham, and two children, her son Dean Talbot and his wife Kim of Topsham, her daughter Melanie Wintle and her husband Scott Wintle of Hollis; two sisters, Aldona Sekarski and Lo

louise Thorn of St. Louis, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jayme Wintle, Tegan Talbot, Alden Talbot, Dayton Wintle and Reagan Wintle; along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, September 14th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Monday, September 15th at 11am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Bay View Cemetery Bowdoinham.

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

Arrangements are by Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant Street in Richmond, Me 04357.

Michael A. Pinkham

Richmond-Michael A. Pinkham, 45, of Leonov Lane passed away on Sunday, September 7, 2008 at his families home.

He was born in France, the son of an American Soldier Paul and Erika (Golz) Pinkham on April 26, 1963.

Mike proudly served his country in the United States Army as a Spec 4. He later worked for several years as a painter at Bath Iron Works.

Mike was a member and past Commander of the American Legion Post 132 in Richmond. He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents and a sister Linda Pinkham. Mike is survived by his daughter Desire'e of Richmond, son Justin Pinkham of Richmond, brothers Gregory Pinkham of Richmond, Tom Pinkham and his wife Yvonne of Richmond, Peter Pinkham and his wife Sherry of Lisbon, Charlie Pinkham of Richmond, sisters Nancy Merriam of Richmond, Priscilla Trask of Richmond, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, September 10th from 4 to 7pm at Kincer Funeral Home with military honors being performed at 6pm.

In Mikes memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086

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