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Obituaries

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  • 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...

  • John Cakouros, 89: Longtime teacher, coach, gave to his community

    BATH — John Cakouros, 89, died Sept. 5 at Winship Green Nursing Home, in Bath. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 12, 1925, the son of Cleomenes and Kay Cakouros. He attended Brooklyn schools, and graduated from Boys High School in 1943. During World War II, Cakouros ...

  • Pauline L. Girard, 88

    TOPSHAM — Pauline Louise Girard, 88, of Topsham, died peacefully Sept. 2 in Brunswick. Girard was born June 5, 1926, in Bowdoin to Ernest and Leona Raymond. She grew up in Bowdoin, attended Brunswick High School and later worked as a mill employee for Pejepscot Paper. She enjo...

  • 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...

  • Robert F. Pikor, 72: In Peace Corps, police, teaching, gave to others

    CUMBERLAND — Robert F. Pikor, 72, of Cumberland Center, died Aug. 24. Pikor was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 6, 1942, the son of Frank J. and Helen (Plis) Pikor. He grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and after high school, Pikor went on to graduate from Gannon Uni...

  • Sanjay P. Choolani, 25

    PORTLAND — Sanjay Prakash Choolani, 25, of Portland, died Sept. 4. He was born in the city on July 21, 1989, a son of Prakash and Jyoti Choolani. He graduated from Deering High School, with top honors, in 2008. He continued his education at Bryant University in Rhode Island, earning ...

  • Andrew M. MacDonald, 42: Traveled, mapped the world

    PORTLAND — Andrew Michael MacDonald died Sept. 4 following a courageous battle with colon cancer, with his wife by his side. He was born in Ottawa, Canada, on July 6, 1972, but lived much of his childhood in Bermuda and Saudi Arabia. He returned to Ottawa to attend high school, and w...

  • Patricia M. Cahill, 88: Dietitian served as Public Health Service officer

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Patricia M. Cahill, 88, of Rocky Hill Road, died Aug. 29 at Seaside Nursing Home. Cahill was born May 24, 1926, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of William and Marie Achen Waring. She grew up in Dubuque, where she graduated from St. Joseph Academy and Clarke College, m...

  • Anna M.B. Allen, 94

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Marie Burgess Allen, 94, died Aug. 20 at Bowdell House, in Brunswick, after a period of declining health. She was born in Yarmouth on Aug. 27, 1919, to William Tracy Burgess and Flora Belle Mason Burgess, and grew up on her parents' farm in Woolwich. She attended Mor...