Sterling "Butch" Winthrop Parker, 66: Army veteran, loved the outdoors

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PORTLAND — Sterling “Butch” Winthrop Parker, 66, of Portland, died Jan. 21 at Maine Medical Center in Portland. 

Born in Portland on Nov. 8, 1946, he was a son of Winthrop and Edna Parker. 

He graduated in 1965 from Deering High School and later attended Central Maine Community College.

Following  college, Parker enlisted in the Army, where he served until 1972. In the mid-1970s, he worked in the pit crew for the Libby Brothers at Beech Ridge and also worked as a draftsman for the Douglas Brothers. 

He loved being outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

Parker was an active member of Portland Eagles Casco Aerie #565 and the Portland Elks Lodge #188. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

He his predeceased by his parents. Surviving him are his loving daughter, Linda, of Arizona; three sisters, Elaine, Dottie and Glenna; and three grandchildren, Carrie, Emery, and Jordan.

A spring burial will be held in Maine Veterans Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Iris Network, c/o Contributions Office, 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102; Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, 22 Bramhall St., Portland, ME 04102; or Susan G. Komen for the Cure of Maine, P.O. Box 602, Brewer, ME 04412-0602.

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