OXFORD – Eugene R. Ridley Jr., 95, died on October 13, 2016 at Norway Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Norway.
He was born June 24, 1921 in Poland, the son of Eugene R. Ridley and Ruby Everett Davis. He attended schools in Mechanic Falls and Oxford.
On Aug. 28, 1942, he married Elizabeth Madiline Twitchell. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theater. Afterward, he worked as a carpenter and for Robinson Mfg. woolen mill in Oxford.
He was a member of the Veterans’ of Foreign Wars and the Oxford Advent Christian Church. His hobbies included wood carving, gardening and playing guitar.
He is survived by his brother, Malcolm Ridley of Nobleboro, and 33 nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his wife; one brother, Chester Ridley; and three sisters, Beulah Kimball, Hertha Kimball, and Glenice Tarbox.
At his request, there will be no funeral service. Burial will be at the family lot at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 980 Turner St. Auburn.
CAROLEE MAINES STIMPSON VAN VALKENBURGH
Carolee Van Valkenburgh, 73, of Richmond and Tenants Harbor, Maine, died peacefully at home on October 15, 2016 with her husband and children by her side.
Despite her fight with cancer, which she battled for almost 3 years, her irresistible smile and loving personality never stopped. Those who knew her drew their own strength from her as she tried to make life more bearable for everyone else.
Richard L. Ashcroft
Richmond-Richard “Dick” L. Ashcroft, 78, passed away peacefully October 9, 2016 with his family by his side.
He was born in Boothbay Harbor August 16, 1938. Dick moved to Readfield when he was two and
graduated from Winthrop High School in 1956. After high school he got his FCC radio telephone license.
Dick worked in Winthrop for Inmont Corporation and in 1977 he went to work for Kinney Office System
in Augusta and Bangor where he retired in 2005.
Dick liked working with wood, he built three houses, love to take pictures, camping and did a lot of
traveling after retiring with his wife Janice. They went to several states and Canada. He especially
BOWDOIN - Valerie A. Toth, 56, of Bowdoin passed away on Monday, September 26, 2016 at her home in Bowdoin. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.
Dresden-Charles W. Rittall Sr., 90, of the Middle Rd. Died on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Maine Medical Center, Portland. He was born in Dresden on March 4, 1926 the son of William and Gladys Rittall. Charles worked at Eaton Shoe in Richmond for over 20 years. He later worked at BIW in the tin shop for over 20 years as well. He enjoyed working in his workshop, going to Molly's basketball games, reading, watching the show Survivor, growing tomatoes, squash and cukes. Charles was very proud of his families boat building heritage and at 69 years old attended the Carpenters Boat Shop in Bristol. Charles was predeceased by his parents, sister Barbara Millett, son in law Dwight Cook and Grandson Michael Joseph. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Mildred Rittall of Dresden, daughters Estelle Cook of Dresden, Stephanie Haskell of Dresden, Cheryl Martin-Begin and husband Doug of Richmond, son Charles Rittall Jr., of Farmingdale, sister Madeline Tozier of Monmouth, grandchildren Frank Anderson and his wife Brandie of Ellsworth, Shanna McNeil and husband Eric of Dresden, Duane Martin of Utah, Molly Haskell of Arizona, great grandchildren Abigail, Spencer, Avery, Braxton, John and Marcus. Family and friends are invited to visit on Thursday September 29th from 1 to 2pm at the funeral home with a funeral service to follow at 2pm. Burial will take place in Forest Hill Cemetery, Dresden. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home 130 Pleasant St. Richmond, Me 04357.
BOWDOINHAM – Olive E. Frizzle, 101, of Bowdoinham died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in Brunswick, Maine. She was born on January 25, 1915 in Waterboro, Maine, the daughter of Leon and Mildred (Parker) Thompson. She was a graduate of Waterboro High School where she was a star basketball player. She was the Championship Foul Shooter for York County.