NORTH YARMOUTH — Alfred Lee Colesworthy, Jr., 95, died Jan. 15.
Born in Portland on Feb. 18, 1915, he was the only child of Alfred Lee and Harriett Crocker Colesworthy.
A lifelong love of the ocean, his grandfather, Captain William Crocker, built him his first boat when he was 8 years old, and he owned numerous boats, both sail and power, over the years.
He graduated from Hebron Academy in 1933, and Bates College in 1938.
During World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served on destroyers and mine-sweepers in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.
Following the war he resumed his job at Porteous as a buyer and department manager and later earned his real estate license.
In 1952 he married Dorothy Anderson.
He, Dorothy and their son, Peter, spent many years boating, and had great adventures together.
When he was 76 years old he purchased his final boat, a 26-foot lobster style boat, on which he taught his grandchildren how to run a boat.
He was a member of the Woodfords Club, the Portland Club, and was a Mason.
Surviving are his son Peter and daughter-in-law, Cheryl; and five grandchildren, Vanessa, Peter A. “Max”, Annie, Emily and Samuel.
The family would like to thank Elaine Rooff and Marianne Marstaller for all the care they gave him and Dottie over the years and also give thanks to the Interim staff for the care they gave him in his final years.
Visiting hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.
A graveside service will follow in the spring.
Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, 297 Cumberland Ave, Portland, ME 04101.