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Obituaries

  • Dr. John L. Myers, 60: Lifelong love of the ocean

    FREEPORT — Dr. John Lewis Myers, 60, of Salisbury Cove and Freeport, died Oct. 6 in a boating accident. He was born March 21, 1949, in Durham, N.C., the son of two doctors, Jack D. Myers and Jessica H. Lewis. In 1955 the family moved to a town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa., and h...

  • John F. Downes Jr., 91: Devoted to his wife of nearly 72 years

    PORTLAND — John Frederick Downes Jr., 91, died Oct. 6 at The Cedars Skilled Care Center after being recently diagnosed with bone cancer. Born in Portland on Aug. 19, 1918, he was the son of John Frederick and Henrietta Elizabeth (Carleton) Downes. He attended Portland schools a...

  • Scott W. Norton, 53: Shared special bond with son Nicholas

    SCARBOROUGH — Scott Wilson Norton, 53, died Sept. 19 from complications of Parkinson's disease.    He was born in 1956 in Madison and graduated from Madison High School in 1974. He attended the University of Maine at Orono, where he met his future wife, Lisa Oransky, in 1975. They ...

  • Frances C. Nichols, 90: Keen interest in Asian culture, languages

    BATH — Frances C. Nichols, 90, formerly of Northampton, Mass., died Sept. 30 at Winship Green Nursing Center. Born in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 26, 1918, she was a daughter of Reginald and Frances Demarest. She attended Wellesley College, Simmons College School of Nursing and the Uni...

  • Robert A. Alexander, 73

    HARPSWELL — Robert A. "Bob" Alexander, 73, died Sept. 30 at Mid Coast Hospital. On Dec. 11, 1935, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Roland and Mae Hatch Alexander. After attending Brunswick schools, he entered the Army in 1954 during the Korean War. On Oct. 11...

  • Robert E. Suckow, 50

    BRUNSWICK — Robert Edward "Bob" Suckow, 50, died Sept. 29 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. On Sept. 30, 1958, he was born in Westerly, R.I., a son of Robert D. and Lorraine S. Pia Suckow. He attended schools in Connecticut before moving to Brunswick 31 years ago....

  • Richard W. Rock, 82

    BRUNSWICK — Richard Warren Rock, age 82, died Oct. 2 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care Center. He was born in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 12, 1926, the son of Ralph E. and Mildred A. Small Rock. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. From 1951 to 1956 he was a Naval architect at ...

  • Gerald J. DeRoche, 88

    SCARBOROUGH — Gerald J. DeRoche, 88, of Yarmouth, died Oct. 2 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. On Sept. 14, 1921, he was born in Tignish, PEI, Canada, the eighth child of 15 born to Margaret (Gould) and Laurence E. DeRoche. The family moved to Yarmouth when he was t...

  • Harold P. Lapham, 90

    FREEPORT — Harold P. Lapham, 90, died Oct. 2 at Skolfield House. On March 30, 1919, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Herbert and Angie Allen Lapham. In 1936 he graduated from Brunswick High School. On June 14, 1940, he married Margaret E. Slate. Before joini...

  • Margaret Mary Kennedy Thompson, 81: Army wife, consummate caregiver

    PORTLAND — Margaret Mary Kennedy Thompson, 81, of Maine and Virginia, died Sept. 22 while holding the hand of her husband of 59 years, retired Colonel Nelson "Nels" Thompson. The daughter of Elizabeth M. (McCourt) and William S. Kennedy, she was born in Portland on Oct. 21, 1927. S...