Clayton H. Heald, 82: Longtime BIW employee, lobsterman

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BATH — Clayton H. Heald, 82, a lifelong resident of Georgetown, died March 16 at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick.

He was born in Bath, Aug. 16, 1931, the son of Harry H. and Ida M. Heald. He graduated from Morse High School, class of 1950. He was employed at Bath Iron Works and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

On June 20, 1981, he married Geraldine R. Porter. After serving in the military he returned to Bath Iron Works for 40 years, retiring in 1991 as a supervisor of the pipe shop. He was self-employed as a lobsterman.

He was a member of the Five Islands Baptist Church. He served on town committees, planning board, president of the Mountainside Cemetery Association and was active with Maine State Layman’s Association.

He loved lobstering, deer hunting, duck hunting and his fresh garden vegetables.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine R. Heald, of Georgetown; two sons, Stephen Heald and wife, Naya, of Wiscasset and Howard Heald and wife, Theresa, of Georgetown; daughter, Sarah Heald, of Georgetown; stepson, Arthur Collins and his wife, Debbie, of Litchfield; seven grandchildren, Clayton Norris, Matthew Norris, Julianna Heald, Harry Heald, Kerry Scott Heald, Darren Collins and Kimberly Henke; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours were held March 20, at Daigle Funeral Home, Bath. A funeral service was held at Five Islands Baptist Church, Georgetown with military honors. A gathering of family and friends followed at the Church Fellowship Hall. Burial will be at Mountainside Cemetery in Georgetown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Five Islands Baptist Church, 6 Old Schoolhouse Road, Georgetown, ME 04548. 

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