BRUNSWICK — Frank H. Carman, 79, died quietly May 9, following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Carman was born in Barberton, Ohio, on Feb. 21, 1934, the son of Gertrude Young and Frank H. Carman Jr.
He graduated from the University of Maryland and then entered the U.S. Coast Guard and attended Officer Candidate School at the Coast Guard Academy, where he received his commission. Carman served three years sea duty out of Portland and Boston.
Carman was chosen for flight training in July 1961 and became a Coast Guard aviator in 1964. He flew Hu-16E’s out of Elizabeth City, N.C., Bermuda, and Mobile, Ala. He also was designated helicopter pilot No. 719 and flew HH52A’s on search and rescue missions in Kodiak, Alaska.
Carman later retired in Brunswick, and served as dockside manager at the Portland Yacht Club.
Carman is survived by his wife of 56 years, Florence Taff Carman; a sister Marilyn, Linard of Indianapolis, Ind.; three children, Lynn Carman Whitley and husband Arnold, Anne Elizabeth Wagner-Moravick and husband Ed, and Frank W. Carman; and a granddaughter, Ariel Wagner.
A memorial service was held Thursday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Brunswick. Carman will be buried at a later date in Maine Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Augusta. Memorial contributions may be made to Independence Association, 87 Baribeau Drive, Brunswick, ME 04011, or to the Brunswick Dog Park, P.O. Box 821, Brunswick, ME 04011, or at BarkMaine.org.