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Obituaries

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  • Stanley B. Sylvester, 90: Physician was busy volunteer, entrepreneur in retirement

    TOPSHAM — Stanley B. Sylvester, 90, of The Highlands in Topsham, died April 10 after a brief illness. He was born in Portland, the son of Allan W. and Dora H. Sylvester, and grew up near Woodfords Corner. In 1942, he graduated from Deering High School, where he excelled as a mem...

  • Elsie E. Brown, 94

    HARPSWELL — Elsie E. Brown, 94, of Cundy’s Harbor, died April 11, surrounded by her daughters. She was born Dec. 18, 1920, in West Point, the twelfth child of Herman Sr. and Inez (Gilliam) Smith. She grew up in West Point and attended Phippsburg schools. She married...

  • 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...

  • Helen G. Atkinson, 92

    BATH — Helen G. Atkinson, 92, a longtime resident of Bath, died peacefully on March 27, with her family by her side. She was born in Augusta on May 6, 1922, to Frank and Michalina Popowicz Ochmanski, who emigrated from Poland in 1909. The fourth of 10 children, Helen graduated f...

  • Pauline B. Toothaker, 88: Civic volunteer devoted life to service

    CUNDY'S HARBOR — Pauline “Polly” Baker Toothaker, 88, of Holbrook Street, died peacefully March 30 at Horizons Living & Rehab Center in Brunswick, with her family by her side. She was born March 24, 1927, on Bailey Island, the daughter of Stanley I. and Edna Perr...

  • William D. Krantz, 65: Active volunteer, mentor always put others first

    SCARBOROUGH — William D. Krantz, 65, of Scarborough, died April 1 at his home, surrounded by his family. Krantz was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Hartford, Connecticut, to Arthur and Antoinette "Toni" (Maffucci) Krantz. William married Elizabeth Stone on April 5, 1969. Krantz was a g...

  • Thomas W. Traynor III, 60

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Thomas "Tommy T" Walter Traynor III, 60, of South Portland, died at the Maine Medical Center on April 1. He was born in Portland on March 16, 1955, a son of Thomas and Ruth (Brown) Traynor Jr. He grew up in South Portland and attended South Portland schools....

  • Jane H. Kirk, 91

    FALMOUTH — Jane Herbert "Herbie" Kirk, 91, of Falmouth, died at her home in Foreside Commons on March 29. Kirk was born Aug. 22, 1923, in Bangor, to Mabelle Swett Herbert and Edward I. Herbert. She spent most of her time growing up in Cape Elizabeth, where she attended Cottage F...

  • Theodore M. Russell, 84: Pediatrician served patients, community, family

    YARMOUTH — Theodore "Ted" Merrill Russell, 84, died at his home in Yarmouth on March 28, after a long illness. Born Sept. 11, 1930, at St. Barnabas Hospital in Portland, he was the son of Carl Asa Russell and Ruth Merrill Russell, of Falmouth. Theodore grew up in Falmouth...

  • Catherine D. Beach, 89: Tireless volunteer was happiest in helping others, family

    PORTLAND — Catherine D. Beach, 89, of Portland, died March 28 at Maine Medical Center, with her family by her side. She was born in Conway, New Hampshire, on Feb. 24, 1926, the daughter of Hulda and Walter Lewis, and one of five children. Catherine was raised on the famil...