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Obituaries

  • Ralph C. Powers, 84: 'Mr. Fix It' served his country

    PORTLAND — Ralph C. Powers, 84, of Portland, died peacefully Sept. 17 at his home. Powers was born in Portland on Dec. 10, 1929, the son of Alfred and Beryl (Brown) Powers. He attended Portland High School, and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard, construc...

  • James O. Brewster, 66

    BATH — James Owen Brewster, 66, of Bath, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 30. He was born Dec. 17, 1948, the son of James Kenneth and Elizabeth (Dauphin) Brewster. He graduated from Morse High School in Bath, in the Class of 1968. Brewster was a star athlete, excelling in baseba...

  • Holly L. Doherty, 47

    BATH — Holly L. Doherty, 47, died unexpectedly in Farmingdale on Sept. 7. Doherty was born on Dec. 20, 1966, in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, to Paul and Shirley (Day) Lindahl. The family soon moved to Maine, and she was raised in Arrowsic. Doherty attended Bath schools, and by ...

  • Anna I. Douglas, 92

    TOPSHAM — Anna Ione Douglas, 92, of Western Avenue, died Sept. 13 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick. Douglas was born June 30, 1922, in Brunswick, the daughter of Clarence and Wilhelmina Fitz Griffing. She attended Topsham and Brunswick schools, graduating from Brunswick High...

  • Raymond C. Hill, 74: Talented mechanic could fix 'just about anything'

    SCARBOROUGH — Raymond Clayton Hill, 74, of Scarborough, died Sept. 10, with his wife, Judy, by his side. Hill was born Dec. 20, 1939, in Fryeburg, the son of Fred and Adelaide (Mann) Hill. He was raised in Fryeburg and attended Fryeburg Academy. At age 18, he started working a...

  • Alphonse D. Sampson, 77

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Alphonse D. "Bookie" Sampson, 77, of Elm Street, died peacefully Sept. 8 at the Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, with his family by his side. Sampson was born in Nova Scotia on Oct. 25, 1936, the son of James A. and Veronica MacNeil Sampson. He attended local sc...

  • Roberta D. Cline, 81

    YARMOUTH — Roberta Duggan Cline, 81, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 13. Cline was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1932, the daughter of Dautt M. and Florence L. (Rollins) Duggan, of Falmouth. She was also the stepdaughter of Everett F. Burnell. She attended Falmouth schools, graduated from Falm...

  • Robert S. Crewe, 83: Legendary singer, songwriter, transformed pop music

    SCARBOROUGH — Robert "Bob" S. Crewe, known for writing some of the biggest hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, died peacefully Sept. 11 at a Scarborough nursing facility, with his brother, Dan Crewe, by his side. Crewe was the creator, often with a collaborator, of top hits in...

  • Thomas V. Worthing, 81

    SCARBOROUGH — Thomas V. Worthing, 81, of Scarborough died Sept. 3 after a brief illness. He was born in South Portland June 8, 1933, to Victor L. and Phyllis I. (Thomas) Worthing. Worthing worked for Holmes Transportation for more than 40 year and retired eventually from Red Star Inc...

  • Neils S. Johnson Jr., 92: Veteran, edited model-railroad news for 30 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Neils Sofus Johnson Jr., 92, died Sept. 1 from complications of a stroke. Johnson was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Portland, the only child of Neils and Annie Johnson. He grew up on the family's 80-acre vegetable farm on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough. The land is now i...