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Obituaries

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  • Phyllis M. Hatch, 95: Vaudeville performer loved theater, family

    PORTLAND — Phyllis Margaret Hatch, 95, of Portland, died peacefully on July 23. She was born in Portland on July 29, 1918, to George and Mary (McGahey) Crangle. She attended local schools. In her younger years, Hatch and her husband toured the country as part of a vaudeville a...

  • Granville F. Johnson, 90

    HARPSWELL — Granville F. Johnson, 90, of Spruce Ledge Road on Bailey Island, died July 17 at Winship Green in Bath. Johnson was born on the island on Feb. 9, 1924, the son of Harvey and Lizzie (Gregory) Johnson. Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and was a ve...

  • Emily K. Greig, 101: Topsham municipal offices employee for over 20 years

    TOPSHAM — Emily K. Greig, 101, died June 10 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center. She was born in Milford, Mass., on Sep. 22, 1907, the daughter of Emily C. Gordon and Henry M. Fox. At age 4, she moved to Topsham and was educated in local schools. She graduated from the Maine...

  • Ruth M. (Rumery) Douglass, 90: Active community volunteer

    TOPSHAM — Ruth M. Rumery Douglass, 90, formerly of Scarborough, died June 11. She was born in Biddeford on Oct. 5, 1918, daughter of Linwood R. and Helen E. (York) Rumery. In 1937, she graduated from Biddeford High School. During World War II, she worked in a textile...

  • Edwin F. Chesley, 60

    BRUNSWICK — Edwin F. Chesley, 60, died June 12 at Inland Hospital in Waterville. He was born in Saugus, Mass., on July 13, 1948, a son of Francis E. and Evelyn (Lockridge) Chesley. As a young boy, he moved to Texas and attended local schools before enlisting in the U.S. Navy. He ...

  • M. Paul Kleinholz, 94

    HARPSWELL — M. Paul Kleinholz, 94, died June 4 at Midcoast Senior Health Center. He was born in New York on July 24, 1914, the son of Jacob and Frannie Kleinholz. In 1935, he graduated from Colby College, and attended Harvard for graduate studies. His career was sp...

  • Gary J. Gaydos, 62

    HARPSWELL — Gary John "Pa Smurf" Gaydos, 62, died unexpectedly at a local hospital on June 11. He was born in Lewiston, Nov. 19, 1946, the son of John and Katherine (Karsmar) Gaydos. After graduating from Lisbon High School, he attended Maine Maritime Academy, graduat...

  • Rose A. Bernier, 87

    BRUNSWICK — Rose Alice Bernier, 87, died June 11 at Mid Coast Hospital. She was born in Brunswick on July 16, 1921, a daughter of Alcide J. and Aline (Caron) Letarte, and graduated from St. John's School. During World War II, she worked at Verney Mill. On June 22, 1946, she mar...

  • Eloise H. Ekberg, 92: Career in banking

    PORTLAND — Eloise Hovey Ekberg, 92, of Falmouth, formerly of Cumberland, died June 6. On July 28, 1916, she was born in Portland, a daughter of Etta (Brown) and Perley MacMillan Hovey. She graduated from Westbrook Junior College and had a career in banking, retiring in 1977. ...

  • George W. "Bill" Littlefield, 87: Lifelong Portland resident

    PORTLAND — George W. "Bill" Littlefield, 87, died June 4 at St. Joseph's Manor in Portland with family at his side. He was born in Portland on April 25, 1922, son of George B. and Alice (Massey) Littlefield. A lifelong resident of Portland, he attended Portland school...