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Obituaries

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  • Norman L. Smith, 93: Lifelong North Yarmouth resident served nation, town

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Norman L. Smith, 93, a lifelong resident of the town who traced his roots to its original settlers and even to the Mayflower, died Oct. 9. He was born in North Yarmouth on July 21, 1921, the son of Lester F. and Mildred Leighton Smith. Smith graduated in 1939 fr...

  • George J. Willhoite, 92

    FALMOUTH — George Jay Willhoite, 92, of Falmouth, a U.S. Army veteran who survived some of the fiercest fighting of World War II, died Oct. 15. Willhoite was born March 13, 1922, in Sac City, Iowa, the second son of George Buford Willhoite and Mabel Trumbauer Willhoite. A...

  • Jane E. Collins, 47

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Elizabeth Collins, 47, died suddenly at her home on Sept. 8. A daughter of Joan and Paul Collins of Warwick, R.I., she graduated from Toll Gate High School in Warwick, R.I., the University of Maine at Orono, and Andover College in Portland. She was most recently emp...

  • 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