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Obituaries

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  • Merlin A. White, 75

    SCARBOROUGH — Merlin A. White died peacefully at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough on July 19, following a battle with cancer. White was born Oct. 12, 1938, in Ludlow, the son of Cyril and Velma White. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1963. White married...

  • Gaetano A. Viola, 92: Veteran, fished for more than 50 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gaetano "Kita" Anthony Viola died July 15 at his home in South Portland, with his family by his side. Born Dec. 3, 1921, in Portland, Gaetano was the son of Saverio and Filomena (Rossini) Viola. He grew up in Portland's “Little Italy” neighborhood on Newb...

  • Loretta E. Lakin, 85

    PORTLAND — Loretta E. "Rita" Lakin, 85, died Sept. 1 at St. Joseph's Manor. Born in Acton on Feb. 17, 1924, she was a daughter of Harold L. and Bertha M. (Danforth) Arno. After living in New Hampshire, she moved to South Portland in 1943. She was a member ...

  • Robert L. Woodbury, 71: Former chancellor of UMaine System

    FALMOUTH — Robert Louis Woodbury, 71, died at his Falmouth home on Sept. 12 after battling lymphoma. A leader in higher education and public service, his life was fully and passionately lived. "Bob was a visionary leader of the University and its impact on the ... 1

  • Alfred M. Palmer, 86

    HERNANDO, Fla. — Alfred M. Palmer, 86, died Aug. 30 at home with his children, Ronald Palmer and Pamela Spear, by his side. He was born in South Portland, a son of Walter Palmer and Kathleen Brewer Palmer and attended local schools. He married Marguerite Bachelder at his parents Sout...

  • Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88: Avid traveler, World War II cryptographer

    PORTLAND — Gladys Coffin Rikert, 88, died Aug. 31 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

  • Frederic W. Ecker Jr., 85

    TOPSHAM — Frederic Worrall Ecker Jr., 85, died Sept. 5 at Parkview Adventist Hospital. Born in Manhattan, N.Y., on Dec. 31, 1923, he was a son of Frederick Worrall and Barbara (Hoyt) Ecker. In 1942, he graduated from Middlesex School in Concord, Mass. During World War II, h...

  • Edwin Fenimore, 82

    TOPSHAM — Edwin Fenimore, 82, died Sept. 5 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth. Born on Sept. 30, 1926, in Saddle River, N.J., he was a son of Matthew and Mary (Seeberger) Fenimore. As a child, he and his family moved to Maine where they started a family farm in Topsham. He attend...

  • Kyle B. Dwyer, 21: Passion for basketball, zest for life

    BRUNSWICK — Kyle B. Dwyer, 21, died Sept. 4 in Bangor. On Jan. 8, 1988, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Blair C. and Jodie Thompson Dwyer. While attending Brunswick High School he excelled at playing basketball and football. He was enrolled in his third year at Husson ... 1

  • Viviane C. Hart, 83

    BRUNSWICK — Viviane C. Hart, 83, died Sept. 4 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. Born in Brunswick on Oct. 11, 1925, she was the daughter of William and Marie St. Onge Charron. She played a pivotal role in her husband's Naval career by coordinating the family's frequent moves to p...