BRUNSWICK — David Roger Scarponi, 79, died May 23 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
On Jan. 3, 1931, he was born in Dover, N.H., and attended local schools before entering the U.S. Navy at age 17.
After he was transferred to the Brunswick Naval Air Station, he met and married Betty Jean McFadden of Lewiston and made their home in Brunswick.
While serving in the Navy, he purchased a trailer park in 1957 and grew the business from a 10-site park into a 300-site residential community called Linnhaven Mobile Home Park.
He was active in the local Kiwanis Club, Elks Club, the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, and served as a Brunswick Selectman for 12 years.
President William Clinton appointed him to serve on a national commission for manufactured housing and from 1993-1996 he toured mobile home sites and factories across America.
Governors Joseph Brennan and John Baldacci also appointed him on separate occasions to serve on the Maine Manufactured Housing Board.
He enjoyed visiting Costa Rica three or four times a year and flying his Cessna single engine aircraft.
Surviving are his wife Betty Jean; three loving sons, David K., Kurt, and Kitt; and six grandchildren, Kira, Keaton, Kayla, Kory, Konnor, and Kassidy.
Visiting hours were held Wednesday at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 27 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brunswick Elks, c/o Doug Swallow, 179 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011.
Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.