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Obituaries

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  • E. Clifton Price III, 84: Film maker gave time to help the hungry, sick

    PORTLAND — E. Clifton Price III, 84, of Portland, died July 2 at Maine Medical Center. Born Aug. 26, 1930, in New York, Clifton was the son of Elbert Clifton Jr. and Mary (Miller) Price. He attended the University of Florida. For most of his professional career, Price was a fi...

  • Irvine S. Kantz, 94

    PORTLAND — Irvine Scribner Kantz, 94, died June 29 at her home in Portland. Kantz was born on her family's farm in Mobeetie, Texas. She started school early, as her mother was a teacher in a one-room schoolhouse. Kantz graduated from Texas Tech University in 1941, at age 20, and...

  • Jan Swinchatt, 81

    TOPSHAM — Jan Swinchatt, 81, died April 10 at Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston, from a severe case of interstitial lung disease. Swinchatt was born in Lewiston on June 30, 1933, to Margaret and Frank Bean. She grew up in Otisfield, attending local schools, and graduated...

  • Matthew J. Brady, 32

    SCARBOROUGH — Matthew J. Brady, 32, of Crossing Drive, died April 8 at his residence. He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on June 7, 1982, the son of Richard L. Brady Jr. and Carrie E. (Burdwood) Brady. Matthew attended Scarborough schools and graduated from Scarborough Hig...

  • Elizabeth L. Chittick, 82: Nurse served military, community for over 50 years

    SCARBOROUGH — Elizabeth L. Chittick, 82, died April 4 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. Chittick was born in Bangor on Dec. 29, 1932, to William E. and Leona M. (King) Laffey. She grew up in Brewer and attended local schoo...

  • Leon A. Hamilton, 67: Fisherman loved the sea, community, family

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Leon A. Hamilton, 67, died March 29 at his winter home on Pine Island, Florida, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born Feb. 5, 1948, in Portland, the son of Leland M. and Elsie (Ross) Hamilton. Leon grew up on Chebeague Island, attended island schoo...

  • Brenda J. Hart, 57

    FREEPORT — Brenda J. "Yay-Yay" Hart, 57, of Freeport, died peacefully on March 18. She was born May 25, 1957, the daughter of Jean and Linwood Davis. She grew up with four brothers and six sisters. She was predeceased by her husband, Bernard Hart Jr. Brenda is survived ...

  • Arlaina M. Ryder, 58

    PORTLAND — Arlaina Marie Ryder, 58, died April 4.  She was born Feb. 26, 1957, in Portland, and graduated from South Portland High School in 1975. She worked for Woolworth's and for the South Portland Fire Department, which she especially enjoyed. Most recently, she served ...

  • Sheila A. McNabb, 70: Cared, advocated for children as if they were her own

    PORTLAND — Sheila A. McNabb, of Portland, died unexpectedly on April 6, her 70th birthday. McNabb had been admitted to Mercy Hospital three days earlier for treatment of a rare bacterial infection in her lungs, but failed to recover. Her death came as she was celebrating fi...

  • David F. Traut, 76

    BRUNSWICK — David F. Traut, 76, of Brunswick, died peacefully March 25 at Mid Coast Hospital after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 19, 1938, in Chicago, the son of Clemons Traut and Clara Moritz. He grew up in Chicago, along with brothers Clem and Tom Traut. In 1956, Da...