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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...

  • Valerie Y. Murray, 87: Devoted life to faith, family and science

    FREEPORT — Valerie Young Murray, 87, died Aug. 8 at her home in Freeport. Murray was born Jan. 9, 1927, in Augusta, to Cecil Knowlton and Ida Muriel (Young) Knowlton. As a child, she lived with her mother and grandparents, Daniel S. Young Jr. and Maud Young, who raised her and her si...

  • Mary E. McGovern, 91: Mother of 10, worked at Pentagon

    PORTLAND — Mary Ella McGovern, 91, died peacefully July 23 at her Warwick Street home, with her family by her side. McGovern was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma, on Sept. 2, 1922, the daughter of Dan and Mary Dallas Hall. She attended local schools and graduated from Central High Sch...

  • Katherine B. Jaques, 90

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Katherine Beatrice (Willwerth) Jaques died July 27, shortly before her 91st birthday. She was born in Portland on Aug. 5, 1923, the third of four children of Mary J. (Quinn) and Wendell L. Willwerth, of South Portland. She learned the value of hard work and th...

  • Kenneth J. Libby, 91: Veteran served Scarborough in many roles

    SCARBOROUGH — Kenneth J. Libby, 91, of Scarborough, died July 23 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House. Libby was born in Scarborough on Aug. 24, 1922, the oldest son of Richard and Maude (Plowman) Libby. Growing up, he was active in 4-H and graduated from Scarborough High School in...

  • Elaine B. Miller, 84

    TOPSHAM — Elaine B. Miller, 84, died July 31 at the Highlands in Topsham. Miller was born in Needham, Massachusetts, on Aug. 14, 1929, to F. Walter and Dorothy Bennett. She graduated from Needham High School and Green Mountain College. After graduation, she was employed for 10...

  • Joe A. Kinnard, 56

    TOPSHAM — Joe A. Kinnard, 56, died from complications of pancreatic cancer on July 29, surrounded at home by his family. Kinnard was born July 1, 1958, in Laredo, Texas. He attended school in New Mexico, Indiana, Alabama and Missouri, as well as in Germany. As a young man, he loved t...

  • Dolores T. Carrier, 89

    HARPSWELL — Dolores T. Carrier, 89, of Kopaddy Trail in Harpswell, died Aug. 2 at Maine Medical Center in Portland, following a long illness. She was born May 24, 1925, in Lewiston, a daughter of Leonard A. and Marianne (Gamache) Gagne. She attended schools in Lewiston. C...

  • Robert J. Kaler Sr., 88

    BATH — Robert James Kaler Sr., 88, of Bath, died July 27 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick. He was born in Bath on Dec. 22, 1925, the son of Howard E. and Dorothy (Travis) Kaler. He grew up in Bath and attended Morse High School. Kaler served in the U.S. Army f...