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Obituaries

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  • Theresa M. Fox, 86

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Theresa M. Fox, 86, of South Portland, died Oct. 18 at South Portland Nursing Home. She was born in Van Buren on March 3, 1928, the daughter of John and Louise (McIntosh) Tardif. She was educated in Portland schools. Fox worked at Springer’s Jewelers for...

  • James R. Wright, 95: Veteran, mechanic took pride in workmanship

    SCARBOROUGH — James R. Wright, 95, of South Portland, died peacefully Oct. 14 at Maine Veterans’ Home. Wright was born in Ashland on March 16, 1919, a son of Lloyd and Mary Olean (Thibodeau) Wright. On May 7, 1940, he married Josephine Beaulieu Wright. He proudly served ...

  • Roberta D. Cline, 81

    YARMOUTH — Roberta Duggan Cline, 81, of Yarmouth, died Sept. 13. Cline was born in Portland on Oct. 1, 1932, the daughter of Dautt M. and Florence L. (Rollins) Duggan, of Falmouth. She was also the stepdaughter of Everett F. Burnell. She attended Falmouth schools, graduated from Falm...

  • Robert S. Crewe, 83: Legendary singer, songwriter, transformed pop music

    SCARBOROUGH — Robert "Bob" S. Crewe, known for writing some of the biggest hit songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, died peacefully Sept. 11 at a Scarborough nursing facility, with his brother, Dan Crewe, by his side. Crewe was the creator, often with a collaborator, of top hits in...

  • John Cakouros, 89: Longtime teacher, coach, gave to his community

    BATH — John Cakouros, 89, died Sept. 5 at Winship Green Nursing Home, in Bath. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on March 12, 1925, the son of Cleomenes and Kay Cakouros. He attended Brooklyn schools, and graduated from Boys High School in 1943. During World War II, Cakouros ...

  • Pauline L. Girard, 88

    TOPSHAM — Pauline Louise Girard, 88, of Topsham, died peacefully Sept. 2 in Brunswick. Girard was born June 5, 1926, in Bowdoin to Ernest and Leona Raymond. She grew up in Bowdoin, attended Brunswick High School and later worked as a mill employee for Pejepscot Paper. She enjo...

  • Thomas V. Worthing, 81

    SCARBOROUGH — Thomas V. Worthing, 81, of Scarborough died Sept. 3 after a brief illness. He was born in South Portland June 8, 1933, to Victor L. and Phyllis I. (Thomas) Worthing. Worthing worked for Holmes Transportation for more than 40 year and retired eventually from Red Star Inc...

  • Neils S. Johnson Jr., 92: Veteran, edited model-railroad news for 30 years

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Neils Sofus Johnson Jr., 92, died Sept. 1 from complications of a stroke. Johnson was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Portland, the only child of Neils and Annie Johnson. He grew up on the family's 80-acre vegetable farm on Pleasant Hill Road in Scarborough. The land is now i...

  • Robert F. Pikor, 72: In Peace Corps, police, teaching, gave to others

    CUMBERLAND — Robert F. Pikor, 72, of Cumberland Center, died Aug. 24. Pikor was born in Hartford, Connecticut, on May 6, 1942, the son of Frank J. and Helen (Plis) Pikor. He grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut, and after high school, Pikor went on to graduate from Gannon Uni...

  • Sanjay P. Choolani, 25

    PORTLAND — Sanjay Prakash Choolani, 25, of Portland, died Sept. 4. He was born in the city on July 21, 1989, a son of Prakash and Jyoti Choolani. He graduated from Deering High School, with top honors, in 2008. He continued his education at Bryant University in Rhode Island, earning ...