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BATH — Everett W. Waterman, 77, died Nov. 6 at Mid Coast Hospital following a struggle with ALS.
He was born in Bath, the son of Fletcher and Ida (Durgin) Waterman. He grew up in West Bath, and graduated from Morse High School in 1953.
Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. In 1955, he married Donna E. Sutherland, and the couple made their home in Bath. He worked at Bath Iron Works for 40 years, retiring in 1995.
Waterman loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed his boat, Blue Eyes, and a cottage on the New Meadows River. He took great pride in the landscaping of his family home in West Bath. For many years, he was a member of his company bowling league, and was a Master of Solar Star FAM (formerly Solar Lodge) and a member of the Bath Lodge of Elks.
In recent years, he was a member of the Bath Senior Citizens, where he proved to be a very proficient bocce player and greatly enjoyed time with his friends. Waterman was also a member of First Parish Church in Brunswick.
He was predeceased by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Owens and Ethel Nicole, and his cousin Grace Waterman.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Donna; his daughter, Kristen, and son-in-law, Ara Basil; his grandchildren Andrew and Talene Basil, both of Armonk, N.Y.; his nephew and niece, Stephen and Frances Lyden; and several other nieces and nephews.
A funeral was held Nov. 10 at Desmond Funeral Home. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Everett W. Waterman