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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 ...

  • Charles W. Redman Jr., 94: Veteran, Fish Exchange director

    PORTLAND — Charles Whitney Redman Jr., 94, died July 1 at his home in Portland after a long illness. Redman was born in Corinna on Feb. 15, 1920, the son of Charles and Carrie Mae Redman. His family soon moved to Bangor, where he attended public schools and graduated from Bangor High...

  • Lorna Y. Hersom, 81

    BATH — Lorna Y. Hersom, 81, died June 22. She was born in Bath on Aug. 20, 1932, the daughter of James and Etta York. As a child, she lived in Phippsburg but resided in Bath for most of her adult life. She was a hairdresser by trade. She was predeceased by her parents; hu...

  • Calvin F. Taylor, 79: Brunswick police officer, business owner

    BRUNSWICK — Calvin F. Taylor, 79, died June 23 at his home. Taylor was born in Brunswick on Oct. 5, 1934, the son of Calvin B. and Helen Linnie Taylor. He graduated from Brunswick High School with its class of 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He also se...

  • Martha C. Downing, 80

    TOPSHAM — Martha C. Downing, 80, died June 24 at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a teacher for many years while living in New Jersey before retiring to Topsham in 2005. The family vacationed at their home in western Massachusetts. Downing is survived by ...

  • Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84: Longtime nurse, gardener, painter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Helga Anneliese Wilson, 84, of South Portland, died June 27 at her home, with her family by her side. Wilson was born on Sept. 16, 1929, in Berlin, Germany, a daughter of Helmut and Gertrud Wolff. She attended school in Germany and moved to New York in 1947. She...

  • Doramay Bragg, 89: Longtime hairdresser, supportive matriarch

    YARMOUTH — Doramay Bragg, 89, died peacefully in her sleep on June 17. She was born in Stearns, Kentucky, on June 30, 1924, and spent her early years in Winfield, Tennessee. Following the death of her father, her mother, Frances Terry, returned to the family's home in Maine, bri...

  • Margery Coon Kepes, 87

    CUMBERLAND — Margery Coon Kepes, 87, of Cumberland Foreside, died peacefully on June 24 at Sedgewood Commons in Falmouth. She was born on Aug. 4, 1926, to Charles and Ida Coon, and grew up in Ashland, New Hampshire. Her love of the Maine coast began during childhood, when she sp...

  • Loring Arthur Nesbit, 79: Patriot, loyal and hard-working

    PORTLAND — Loring Arthur Nesbit, 79, of Portland, died June 25 after a courageous battle with leukemia, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 26, 1935, in Avon, Massachusetts, the son of Arthur H. and Drusilla F. Nesbit. He was the older brother of Drusilla Nesbi...