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Obituaries

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  • John W. Ambrose Jr., 83: Professor loved his profession

    TOPSHAM — John W. Ambrose Jr., 83, died Nov. 7. Ambrose was born to Vivian and John W. Ambrose Sr. on Jan. 23, 1931, in Grafton, Massachusetts. He attended St. John's Preparatory School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and went on to receive bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in ...

  • Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90

    BRUNSWICK — Arthur S. Pierce Sr., 90, died Nov. 7 at Mid Coast Hospital, with his family by his side. Pierce was born in Bath on Jan. 26, 1924, a son of Bertrand T. and Lillian B. Jones Pierce. He was educated in Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School. Pierce served...

  • Richard W. Rock, 82

    BRUNSWICK — Richard Warren Rock, age 82, died Oct. 2 at Mid Coast Senior Health Care Center. He was born in Nashua, N.H. on Dec. 12, 1926, the son of Ralph E. and Mildred A. Small Rock. During World War II he served in the U.S. Air Force. From 1951 to 1956 he was a Naval architect at ...

  • Gerald J. DeRoche, 88

    SCARBOROUGH — Gerald J. DeRoche, 88, of Yarmouth, died Oct. 2 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough. On Sept. 14, 1921, he was born in Tignish, PEI, Canada, the eighth child of 15 born to Margaret (Gould) and Laurence E. DeRoche. The family moved to Yarmouth when he was t...

  • Harold P. Lapham, 90

    FREEPORT — Harold P. Lapham, 90, died Oct. 2 at Skolfield House. On March 30, 1919, he was born in Brunswick, the son of Herbert and Angie Allen Lapham. In 1936 he graduated from Brunswick High School. On June 14, 1940, he married Margaret E. Slate. Before joini...

  • Margaret Mary Kennedy Thompson, 81: Army wife, consummate caregiver

    PORTLAND — Margaret Mary Kennedy Thompson, 81, of Maine and Virginia, died Sept. 22 while holding the hand of her husband of 59 years, retired Colonel Nelson "Nels" Thompson. The daughter of Elizabeth M. (McCourt) and William S. Kennedy, she was born in Portland on Oct. 21, 1927. S...

  • Walter L Sanborn, 61

    PORTLAND — Walter L. Sanborn, 61, formerly of Westbrook, died Sept. 27. On May 4, 1948, he was born to Norwood and Waverlet Sanborn. He was employed by C.N. Brown The Big Apple in Westbrook. His interests included fresh water fishing and watching the New York Yankee...

  • Timothy J. Whyte, 69: Enjoyed baseball, coaching and golf

    BARRE, Vt. — Timothy J. "Tim" Whyte, 69, formerly of Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, and Brunswick, died Sept. 29 after a long illness. On Oct. 2, 1939, he was born in Springfield, Mass., son of William Ward Whyte II and Dorothy Viola (Thompson) Whyte. After attending S...

  • Donald L. Archer, 59

    BATH — Donald Lee Archer, 59, died Sept. 25 at Maine Medical Center. On Dec. 28, 1949, he was born in Bath, a son of Herman and Corris Archer. Drafted into the Army when he was 20, he served as a sharp shooter and marksman in the Vietnam War and earned a National Defense Service me...

  • Carleton R. Wilson, 93: Longtime proprietor of the Duck Inn

    BRUNSWICK — Carleton R. Wilson, 93, died Sept. 27 at Amenity Manor Nursing Home in Topsham. Born in Brunswick on July 18, 1916, he was the son of Howard and Mabel (Rogers) Wilson. He attended the Growstown School, a one room school house, and worked on the family farm until he deve...