Harold Forest Snow, 94

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SCARBOROUGH — Harold Forest Snow, 94, died Nov. 29.

Born in Pine Point on Aug. 22, 1917, to Friend H. and Cora M. Snow, he attended Blue Point schools, graduating from Thornton Academy in 1935 and from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1939 with a degree in chemistry. He worked as a chemist for DuPont in Buffalo, N.Y.

In February 1940, he married Marjorie L. Douglass and they were married for 42 years, before she died suddenly in 1982.

In early 1941, they returned to Pine Point, where he joined his father at the F. H. Snow Canning Company. They operated three plants in New Jersey, a sardine cannery in South Gouldsboro as well as the Pine Point plant. Snow served as the president and later vice president of the Borden Company in 1959.

In the mid-1950s, when the Blue Point Congregational Church outgrew its small building, he was the architect of the new Gothic church. Snow organized its planning, fundraising and building, and was the choir director and organist for 30 years.

After retiring, he enjoyed gardening, reading, cooking, telling stories and traveling.

He was predeceased by sister Arline Snow Poulin and his wife, Marge.

He is survived by four daughters, Cora Jean Snow of Lexington, Mass., Linda and Kip Moultin, Beverly and Gary Franklin, Dr. Susan Snow and Richard Bratt, all of Scarborough; brother Kenneth Snow of Scarborough; dear friend Bena King of Scarborough; 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

At Snow’s request, there will be no funeral or visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to a charity of choice.

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