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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...

  • Rita C. Frasch, 68

    TOPSHAM — Rita C. Frasch, 68, died Aug. 1 at her home after battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome since April 2006. She was born in Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 29, 1940, the daughter of James and Teresa (Pera) Caudell and attended Memphis schools. On Feb. 14, 1959, she married Robert W. Frasc...

  • Gertrude U. Peabody, 87

    BRUNSWICK — Gertrude U. Peabody, 87, of Topsham, died Aug. 4 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in Brunswick, March 6, 1922, the daughter of Ludger and Yvonne Paradis. After attending schools in Waterville and Brunswick, she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1939...

  • Walter E. Waitkun, 85: Avid golfer, decorated war veteran

    FALMOUTH — Walter E. Waitkun, 85, died July 30 at his home. On Jan. 9, 1924, he was born in Providence, R.I., son of John and Mary (Korkuc) Waitkun. While growing up in Providence, he attended local schools, graduating from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1942. He later attended Dea...

  • Jean B. Leonberger, 93

    FREEPORT — Jean B. Leonberger, 93, of Yarmouth, died July 26 in Freeport. On March 10, 1916, she was born in Washington, D.C., a daughter of Margaret (Ritchie) and Nevell Buckingham. She attended local schools and graduated from Wilson Teachers College. During W...

  • E. Wesley O'Neill Jr., 95

    PORTLAND — E Wesley O'Neill Jr., 95, of Falmouth, died July 31 at The Cedars Rehabilitation Center in Portland. He was born in Philadelphia, son of E. Wesley O'Neill and Lillian Wall O'Neill. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Princeton University, and taught ...

  • Leonard J. Regan, 90: Lifelong Libby Town resident

    PORTLAND — Leonard James Regan, 90, died Aug. 1 at home surrounded by his loving family. On May 18, 1919, he was born in Portland, a son of Charles P. and Mary E. (Gillis) Regan. He attended local schools, graduating from Cheverus High School and later from Shaw's Business College. ...

  • Ruth H. Kittredge, 100: Centenarian spent entire life as South Portland resident

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ruth Hazel Gavett Kittredge, 100, died July 27 at the Barron Center in Portland. On May 6, 1909, she was born in Portland to John A. and Gertrude B. Gavett. She lived all 100 years at the family home on Smith Street in South Portland. As a young gir...

  • Faye E. Clark, 88: Admirer of antiques

    BRUNSWICK — Faye E. Clark, 88, died July 27 at Mid Coast Senior Health Center. She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Whiting, the oldest of eight children of William A. and Nellie M. (Crane) Corey. She graduated from Lubec High School and lived in Lubec until she moved to Brunswick in 1995...