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Obituaries

  • Sandra White, 52

    SCARBOROUGH — Sandra White, 52, of Scarborough and formerly of Pineland Center, died unexpectedly on Feb. 5. White was born Sept. 28, 1962, in Houlton, the daughter of Merlin A. and Sonya G. (Bither) White. She enjoyed the simple pleasures in life, including visits with h...

  • Helene M. Giftos, 93: Active member of Greek community shared heritage with others

    SCARBOROUGH — Helene Marie (Comas) Giftos, 93, died peacefully on Feb. 1, with her loved ones by her side. The daughter of Mary and Peter Comas, Giftos was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, on Feb. 2, 1921. The family soon moved to the Portland area and became an integral part o...

  • Joanne R. Elkanich, 79

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Joanne R. Elkanich, 79, of Garnet Drive, died peacefully at Gosnell Hospice House on Feb. 4, following a courageous battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. Elkanich was born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania, on July 10, 1935, the daughter of Leo J. an...

  • George A. King, 90

    CUMBERLAND — George A. "Bud" King, 90, died peacefully on Feb. 1 at his son’s home in Cumberland, surrounded by family. King lived for 60 years in Medford, Massachusetts, where he ran his own business. He retired to spend summers at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilfor...

  • John C. Larsson, 70: Avid sailor, Manpower leader put people first

    YARMOUTH — John Charles Larsson, 70, of Yarmouth and Vero Beach, Florida, died Jan. 28. He was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, on July 24, 1944, the son of Inga (Sorensen) and Karl Harry Larsson. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse. In 1978, Larsson moved to M...

  • Edna M. Gordan, 87

    YARMOUTH — Edna Marie (Anderson) Gordan, 87, died Jan. 26 of a brief illness, after spending her last days surrounded by her family. Gordan was born in 1927 in Yarmouth, where she lived for her entire life. She was the daughter of Christian Anderson and Antoinette (Lowe) Anderso...

  • William D. Mayo Jr., 83: 'Papa' helped sustain family trucking business

    PORTLAND — William D. Mayo Jr., 83, of Portland, died unexpectedly at his home on Feb. 3. He was born in Portland, the son of William D. Mayo Sr. and Anna C. (Pedersen) Mayo. He attended Portland schools. At age 17, after the death of his father, Mayo and his brother Kenn...

  • Helen J. Cody, 83

    PORTLAND — Helen J. Cody, 83, died peacefully Feb. 5 at her Concord Street home, following several years of declining health. Cody was born in Portland on May 22, 1931, the daughter of Polish immigrants Karol and Michelina Cikota Dyro. She attended local schools and graduated fr...

  • Donald H. Ludgin, 85

    BRUNSWICK — Donald H. Ludgin, 85, died Jan. 19 at Mid Coast Hospital after suffering a severe stroke. Formerly of Georgetown, he and his wife, Sue, had been living at Thornton Hall, in Brunswick. Ludgin was born Sept. 16, 1929, in Chicago, one of five children of Mary King (MacD...

  • Jon W. Lallier, 57

    PITTSFIELD — Jon W. Lallier, 57, formerly of Topsham, died Jan. 20 at his home in Pittsfield. He was born on March 14, 1957, in Brunswick, the son of Gerald Sr. and Joan (Brann) Lallier, of Topsham. He graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in Topsham with the class of 1975. ...