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Obituaries

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  • Frances R. Bloxam, 79: Traveler, noted children's book author

    BATH — Frances Ronelle Bloxam, 79, died at her home on July 5. Bloxam was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Tremont, Illinois, the daughter of Michael and Mabel Freidinger Beyer. She graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she met and married her hu...

  • Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53

    BRUNSWICK — Jeffrey D. Gustafson, 53, of Stevens, Pennsylvania, died July 5 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born Feb. 2, 1961, in Milton, Florida, a son of Victor L. and Janice (Pigford) Gustafson Sr. Gustafson was employed at MGS Inc. in Pennsylvania as a machinist assem...

  • Harland Hatch, 90: Lifelong engineer, active in community

    BOWDOIN — Harland Hatch, 90, died June 20. He was born in Bath on April 12, 1924, the oldest child of Oscar and Elizabeth Freeman Hatch. He was educated in the Bowdoin schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1941. His college education was interrupted after his sopho...

  • Frederick Mitchell Haggett, 89

    PHIPPSBURG — Frederick Mitchell Haggett, 89, died peacefully at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, June 16. The son of Frederick Hazen and Gladys Haggett,  he was born March 6, 1922, in Rockland. His father was a freight train conductor for the Maine Central Railroad, hi...

  • Gail F. Rice, 57: Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation co-founder

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Gail F. Rice, 57, died June 21 at her home after a two-year battle with cancer. She was born June 17, 1957, in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, a daughter of Toivo O. and Anna Maki. She graduated from Gardner High School in Massachusetts, Class of 1975. She received he...

  • Andrew Patrick Dolan Jr., 83: Navy and Air Force vet, traveled the world

    COUSINS ISLAND — Andrew Patrick Dolan Jr., 83, of Yarmouth, died peacefully surrounded by family at his home on Cousins Island June 15. He was born April 18, 1931, and was raised in Brooklyn, New York, by his parents, Andrew Patrick Dolan Sr., a native of Ireland, and There...

  • Fred Hamren, 83

    FALMOUTH — Fred Hamren, 83, died June 16 in Falmouth.  Born in Chicago on June 21, 1930, he attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in civil engineering. It was there that he met the love of his life, Marcia. During college, he left to serve four ...

  • Paul S. DePalmer, 71: Owned Paul's Services Inc., enjoyed cooking lobster

    PORTLAND — Paul S. DePalmer, 71, of Portland, died at his home June 19 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Portland on March 22, 1943, to Samuel and Yolanda DePalmer. He attended Portland schools. In 1963, he married Joyce Bunker and they enjoyed 49 years together ...

  • Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65

    BRUNSWICK — Jonathan Weil Reitman, 65, local and international conflict resolution advocate, teacher, and writer, died June 7 at a local hospital after a battle with cancer. He was born in New York City on Oct. 3, 1948, a son of Sydney and Marian Weil Reitman. He was a graduate ...

  • Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107

    BATH — Thelma Ora Sylvester, 107, affectionately known as "Mamie," died June 7.  She was born May 10, 1907, to George W. Staples and Bina Emily Weymouth in Lincoln. She was one of 10 children. The large family moved to Bath where she met her husband, John H. Sylvester. They...