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Obituaries

  • Pauline B. Toothaker, 88: Civic volunteer devoted life to service

    CUNDY'S HARBOR — Pauline “Polly” Baker Toothaker, 88, of Holbrook Street, died peacefully March 30 at Horizons Living & Rehab Center in Brunswick, with her family by her side. She was born March 24, 1927, on Bailey Island, the daughter of Stanley I. and Edna Perr...

  • William D. Krantz, 65: Active volunteer, mentor always put others first

    SCARBOROUGH — William D. Krantz, 65, of Scarborough, died April 1 at his home, surrounded by his family. Krantz was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Arthur and Antoinette "Toni" (Maffucci) Krantz. William married Elizabeth Stone on April 5, 1969. Krantz was a g...

  • Thomas W. Traynor III, 60

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas "Tommy T" Walter Traynor III, 60, of South Portland, died at the Maine Medical Center on April 1. He was born in Portland on March 16, 1955, a son of Thomas and Ruth (Brown) Traynor Jr. He grew up in South Portland and attended South Portland schools....

  • Jane H. Kirk, 91

    FALMOUTH — Jane Herbert "Herbie" Kirk, 91, of Falmouth, died at her home in Foreside Commons on March 29. Kirk was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Bangor, to Mabelle Swett Herbert and Edward I. Herbert. She spent most of her time growing up in Cape Elizabeth, where she attended Cottage F...

  • Theodore M. Russell, 84: Pediatrician served patients, community, family

    YARMOUTH — Theodore "Ted" Merrill Russell, 84, died at his home in Yarmouth on March 28, after a long illness. Born Sept. 11, 1930, at St. Barnabas Hospital in Portland, he was the son of Carl Asa Russell and Ruth Merrill Russell, of Falmouth. Theodore grew up in Falmouth...

  • Sheila M. Ridge, 79

    PORTLAND — Sheila M. (Connors) Ridge, 79, of Portland, died April 1 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. She was born May 12, 1935, in Arklow, County Wicklow, Ireland. She met her husband, Raymond, in Ireland while he was on a family trip, and together they shared 29 yea...

  • Catherine D. Beach, 89: Tireless volunteer was happiest in helping others, family

    PORTLAND — Catherine D. Beach, 89, of Portland, died March 28 at Maine Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was born in Conway, New Hampshire, on Feb. 24, 1926, the daughter of Hulda and Walter Lewis, and one of five children. Catherine was raised on the famil...

  • Kazimierz J. Szczepanski, 93: 30-year Navy vet was always learning

    TOPSHAM — Kazimierz "Ski" John Szczepanski, 93, of The Highlands, died peacefully, with his family by his side, on March 21. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey, on Feb. 25, 1922, a son of Adam Szczespanski and Katherine Rogowoki. He attended Trenton schools and earned a GED....

  • Venise Lewis, 92

    BRUNSWICK — Venise Lewis, 92, of Hawthorne Street, died March 25 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Brunswick on Oct. 25, 1922, the daughter of Charles Jr. and Eva Gamache Charron. She attended St. John’s School and graduated from Brunswick High ...

  • Linda L. Wallace, 72

    BATH — Linda L. (Gilliam) Wallace, 72, died March 24. She was born July 9, 1942, in West Point, to Freeman and Vida Gilliam. She attended Morse High School, in Bath. In 1964, she married Lafayette Wallace, and the couple resided in Phippsburg to raise their family. When s...