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Obituaries

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  • Elio H. Scherpa, 91: Lifelong machinist worked on spacecraft

    BRUNSWICK — Elio H. Scherpa, 91, of Bath Road, died surrounded by his family on Sept. 24 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. He was born in Agawam, Massachusetts, on May 30, 1923, the son of Augusto and Louisa Morini Scherpa. He attended local schools and went on to trade school ...

  • Ronald W. McGranahan, 68: Navy trumpeter shared love of music

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Ronald W. McGranahan, 68, died Sept. 11. He was born July 25, 1946, in Anderson, Indiana, the son of Donald G. and Vivian W. McGranahan. He spent his youth in Anderson, where he graduated from the local high school with a career goal of becoming a music educator...

  • Arthur R. Oliver, 67: Known for quick wit, great sense of humor

    YARMOUTH — Arthur R. "Daddy O." Oliver died Aug. 16 at his home surrounded by family. On July 5, 1942, he was born in Portland, the second son of Keith N. and Zodelle L. (Cram) Oliver. He grew up in Yarmouth and attended Yarmouth schools. On Oct. 9, 1978, he marr... 1

  • Margaret D. Niles Goodine, 76: Enjoyed singing with choral groups

    PORTLAND — Margaret Deborah Niles Goodine, 76, died Aug. 22 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House with her loving family by her side. She was born in Portland on March 19, 1933, the daughter of Clifford and Mildred (Cooper) Niles and attended local schools. In 1960, she graduated fr...

  • Heidi H. Kolterman, 67: Life-long love of beauty, simple pleasures

    SCARBOROUGH - Heidi Hannelore Kolterman, 67, formerly of Falmouth Foreside, died Aug. 9 at her Scarborough home with her son Neal at her side. She was born on July 8, 1942, in Ludwigsburg, West Germany, the daughter of Anneliese Mayer and Kurt Knecht. Her early education began ...

  • Edward V. Bush, 64: Mayflower descendant, avid sailor

    HARPSWELL — Edward V. "Ted" Bush, age 64, died while sailing in the Monhegan Race off the Maine coast on Aug. 8. He was born Aug. 21, 1944, in Boston, the son of Catherine and Dr. Richard Bush and attended schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In 1967, he gradu...

  • Dorothy E. Schmidt, 71

    BRUNSWICK — Dorothy E. Schmidt, 71, died Aug. 13 at a local hospital with family at her side. On July 15, 1938, she was born in Freeport, a daughter of Ernest and Marion Jordan Washburn, and attended Brunswick schools. In 1958, she married Henry P. Schmidt in Bath. ...

  • David J. M. Parsons, 64: Enjoyed time on Birch Island

    CUMBERLAND FORESIDE — David J. M. Parsons, 64, died Aug. 10 at Maine Medical Center after battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. On Sept. 21, 1944, he was born in Boston, a triplet child of William Victor and Hannah Parsons. He graduated from Newton South High School and attend...

  • Thomas J. Quigg, 91: Honorary 'Peaks Island Mayor'

    PEAKS ISLAND — Thomas James "Tom" Quigg, 91, died Aug. 10 at the Maine Veterans' Home in Scarborough after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 23, 1918, he was one of eight children of Sarah and Cornelius Quigg. After his mother died in the 1918 flu epidemic, he was raised ...

  • Jeanette Sedgwick, 89: Professional singer, English teacher

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeanette "Jean" Sedgwick, 89, died Aug. 9. She was born in Portland, the youngest child of Patrick Raymond and Mary Hunter Quincannon. She attended local schools and graduated from the University of Maine in Portland. As a young woman, she was a ...