BOWDOIN — Norman L. Jewett, 67, died from cancer Aug. 8 at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick.
In his final few weeks of life, he never complained, always smiled and joked, and was surrounded by the family he loved.
Born in Bath on June 4, 1944, he was the son of Alvin and Nellie (Kent) Jewett.
In 1964 he graduated from Morse High School, where he set the state record in power lifting.
For 44 years he worked at Bath Iron Works as a boilermaker and a ship fitter until retiring in 2006.
He married his high school sweetheart, Mildred Irvin, in 1967, and had two sons, Norman and Robert. In the late 1980s they divorced and he married Sharon Pottle in 1996.
He was known as a man who always had a kind word, a smile and a helping hand.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Sharon Jewett of Bowdoin; two sons, Norman D. “Norm” Jewett, and Robert L. “Bob” Jewett, both of Brunswick; two sisters, Aili Dixon of Brunswick and Sara Fullerton of Bath, and brother Robert K. Jewett of Bath; many nieces and nephews; seven step-children, Michael, Albert, Stuart, Joe, Corrie, Matt, and Lisa; and many children who knew him as “Grandpa.”
There are no services planned. Close family will honor him with a celebration-of-life party in Brunswick.
Arrangements are by Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, where memorial condolences may be made at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.