Dr. John P. Greene
AUBURN -- Dr. John P. Greene, 85, died at his home in West Auburn on Saturday, December 8, 2001 surrounded by his family.
He was born December 19, 1915 he was the son of Dr. John and Elizabeth Greene of Rumford, and the grandson of Waldo Pettengill, a prominent figure in the economic development of Rumford in the early 1900's.
He was educated in the Rumford public schools and at Deerfield Academy. He later graduated from Bowdoin College in 19.38 and from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1942.
He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in World War II. Mr. Greene married the former Jane Ahr on May 15, 1943. He established an orthopedic medical practice in Hungtington. West Virginia in the years after the war.
He relocated to Auburn in 1953 and practiced Orthopedic Surgery at Central Maine Medical Center, St. Mary's Hospital and Rumford Community Hospital until his retirement from hospital service in 1989.
He continued his private practice in Lewiston until shortly before his death. Dr. Greene was a longstanding member of the Androscoggin County Medical Association, the Maine Medical Association and the Maine Audobon Society. He served on the Board of Directors of the Auburn-Lewiston YMCA from 1964 to 1981, and was president of the board from 1979-1981.
A man is defined by his passions: John Greene, his entire life, was a dedicated and superb athlete who loved mountain climbing, skiing, volleyball, tennis, squash, and racquetball, and was frequently known to successfully contend with players sometimes decades his junior.
Above all else, he was dedicated to his family. In his later years he traveled extensively with his wife, Jane, to every continent. An avid gardener, Dr. Greene also tended to horses and sheered sheep for many years. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Community Little Theater in Auburn and the Maine State Music Theater in Brunswick.
He is survived by his wife, Jane, and five daughters, Valerie Greene of Scituate, MA, Betsey Rode of Montpelier, VT, Patricia Greene of Auburn, Holly Greene of Brunswick, and Katherine Greene of Scituate, MA; and six grandchildren, John Fletcher Greene, Jillian Greene Kenny, Hannah Greene, Nicholas Crane, Dana Crane, and Margaret McKenna.
Dr. Greene was predeceased by his son, John Ahr Greene, in 1978.
A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 15 at the West Auburn Congregational Church on West Auburn Road. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the John P. Greene Memorial Fund, YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston, 62 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210.
Arrangements under the direction of Lynch Brothers Dillingham & Son Memorial Chapel.
Andrew Carlton Vaden
SELMA, ALABAMA -- Andrew Carlton Vaden, 91, of Marion, a native of Tennessee, died February 21, 2001 at the Baptist Hospital in Selma, Alabama.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 24, 2001 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Selma with Father Carroll Plourde officiating. Interment was it Fort Mitchell in Seale, Alabama on February 26, with Kirk Funeral Service directing.
Pallbearers for the service were Kirtley Brown, James Vaden, John Vaden, Paul Robitaille, Richard Blevins, and Robert Looney.
He is survived by his spouse of 56 years, Geraldine Lessard Vaden, of Marion (a 1938 Stephens High School, Rumford graduate); and daughter, Dr. Mary Frances Vaden, of Wentzville, Missouri; a granddaughter, Danielle Pierson, and a grandson, Matthew Pierson, both of Wentzville, Missouri; a brother, Judson Vaden, and his spouse Elizabeth, of Halls, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.
Carlton completed his high school education in May of 1929. He attended the University of Tennessee (Knoxville) during the early 1930s, while working his way through college. After graduation, he taught in the Lauderdale County School System and was principal of Central Elementary School.
He received his ROTC Commission from the University of Tennessee, becoming a combat infantry officer in WWII. During the Normandy campaign, he was wounded and spent time in three European hospitals before returning to the United States, where he was transferred from Halloran General Hospital in New. York to the Northington General Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Following retirement from the service in April of 1946, he earned a Master's Degree in Economics and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree, both from the University of Alabama.
He practiced law in Selma, 1950-1955; taught at Marion Military Institute, 1955-1975; and practiced law in Marion, 1975-2000. In July of 2000, Colonel Vaden received a Citation, commemorating his membership in the Alabama State Bar for 50 years.
He was a Life Member of the VFW Post #5104, a member of the Elks Selma Lodge #167, and a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Selma, Alabama.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital: Attn. Memorials, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Ruth C. Boucher
MEXICO -- Ruth C. Boucher, 71, widow of William Boucher of 82 Roxbury Rd., died Saturday, December 8, 2001 in the emergency room of the Rumford Community Hospital.
She was born February 25, 1930 in Rumford, the daughter of Edward and Estelle Roy Carey. She was educated in local schools graduating from Mexico High School in the Class of 1949.
She was a communicant of St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Mexico.
She had been employed at the Oxford Paper Company in the shipping department.
Mrs. Boucher loved her children and grandchildren dearly and enjoyed cooking and bird watching.
Survivors include two daughters, Leanne Cochran and her companion, Jim Bligh, and Wendy Boucher and her companion, Keith Matthews, all of Mexico; a son, Peter and his wife, Amy of Sanford; four grandchildren, Joshua, Cory and Troy Cochran, and Noah Boucher; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvio (Helena) Martin and Mrs. Wilbur (Priscilla) Draper, all of Rumford; a brother, Robert Carey of Nevada; a half brother, Ted Carey of Scarborough; and her companion, Charles Newell of Mexico.
She was predeceased by a sister, Bernice Robar, and two brothers, Pat and Dennis Carey.
Robert G. Mildram
WELLS -- Robert G. Mildram, 84, a resident of the Branch Road, passed away quietly in his sleep at his residence on August 7, 2002.
Mr. Mildram was born December 14, 1917 in Wells, a son of Charles and Josie Bridges Mildram. He was a 1934 graduate of Wells High School.
After graduation, he moved to Rumford and began working at the Boise Cascade paper mill there.
He entered the US Navy during WW II and served as a gunners mate second class in the Pacific and Atlantic Theatres, and participated in the Murmansk Run to Russia.
After the war, he returned to Rumford and the Boise Cascade Mill, retiring in 1983 after a total of 42 years with the company. He returned to Wells after retirement and has worked at the Wells Transfer Station.
He was a member of the High Pine Baptist Church in Wells, First Baptist Church in Rumford, the Snow Shoe Club in Rumford, the Trailblazers Club and Ocean Lodge 142, both in Wells.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Janice Mildram of Wells; two sons, Robert Mildram, Jr. of Oklahoma City, OK, and Edward McCaffrey of Biddeford; seven daughters, Deborah Allen of Yukon OK, Mrs. Alex Corbitt of Yukon OK, Marguerite Bradley of Mexico, ME, Shirley St. Cyr of Howland, Linda Merrill of Rumford, Molly McCaffrey of Portland and Barbara Slowik of Kennebunk; a brother, Walter Mildram of San Jose, CA; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Terry Lee Wilson
GREENWOOD -- Terry Lee Wilson, 50, of Greenwood, died Friday evening, October 25, 2002 at Maine Medical Center in Portland.
He was born in Rumford on January 29, 1952, the son of Alden and Irene (Conner) Wilson. He attended the Bethel schools, graduating from Telstar Regional High School in 1971. He remained living in Greenwood throughout his life raising his family.
He worked in the woods for several years for his brother Stanley and later for Ira Gammon, before opening his own business, Wilson's Garage and Auto Body, which he ran for several years. He was well known for being a very talented mechanic and auto body man.
In the past, his favorite hobby was drag racing his 1969 Camaro "Rambunctious", at Oxford Plains Dragway and New England Dragway. He was also an avid sports fan of Nascar racing, the Red Sox and the Patriots, traveling to Boston last winter with friends for the Patriots Superbowl Celebration. He also loved music, attending many concerts over the years with family and friends, his favorite being the Rolling Stones.
He was an animal lover, he owned a horse while growing up, loving to ride Cocoa. He also loved his dogs, Rascal and Rosie and their many puppies which Gomer is one of.
He especially loved his children, family and many friends with whom he really enjoyed spending time with. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by a daughter, Briana Wilson and Nathan Brown of Greenwood; three sons, Brett, Bryan and Brady Wilson, all of Bethel; two grandsons, Trevor and Scott of Fairbanks, Alaska; one brother, Dennis A. and his wife, Rita Wilson of Greenwood; a sister, Gloria Wilson of Bethel; a sister in-law, Ester Wilson of Bethel; several nieces and nephews and their families.
He was predeceased by his parents; a son, Travis L. Buck; and a brother, Stanley Wilson.
Linwood J. "Mac" McInnis
DIXFIELD -- Linwood J. "Mac" McInnis, 72, of Dixfield, died Saturday afternoon, Jan. 4 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Rumford, the son of Laughlin and Faye (Mitchell) McInnis. He attended local schools.
Mr. McInnis was a veteran, having served in the Civil Air Patrol and was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, earning two battle stars. He was a member of the Rumford VFW and the Rumford American Legion.
He married Julie Roy of Rumford in 1953. He was co-owner of the K&M Bus Line in Rumford in the 50's and worked at Taylor Buick on Hancock Street in Rumford. He and his wife moved to Long Island, NY in 1963, residing at Centereach, NY for 34 years.
He retired as manager of the shipping department of Technimetal Precision Instruments in 1995. He then fulfilled his wish of returning to Maine after his retirement.
His hobbies were flyfishing, hiking, berrypicking, rock knocking, cribbage and jigsaw puzzle making. His favorite place on earth was the top of White Cap Mountain and his favorite times were spent in the loving company of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Julie, of Dixfield; his son, Michael McInnis and his wife, Judy of Mauldin, SC; his daughters: Vicky Fantry and her husband, Jerry of Centereach, NY, and Marcia Boulanger and her husband, Gary of Holbrook, NY; eight grandchildren, Jason, Marisa, and Ryan Fantry; Michelle and Jeffrey McInnis, and Michael, Steven and Jessica Boulanger; a sister, Teresa Picard of Rumford; a brother, Ellis McInnis of North Tonawanda, NY; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Leon McInnis; and a sister, Margaret McInnis.
Public memorial visitation at the Wiles Funeral Home, 30 Weld St., Dixfield, Friday noon until the time of the memorial service at 1 p.m. Following services, all are welcome to attend a reception at the home of Chris and Tami Roy, 74 Isthmus Rd., Rumford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice PO Box M Abbott Plaza Rumford, Me. 04276 or to St. Jude Children's Hospital Memorial Program 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9956. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
Paul W. Fuller, Jr.
HERTFORD -- Paul W. Fuller, Jr., 69, of Hertford, died on August 2, 2004, in Albemarle Hospital.
Born in Rumford, ME, he was the son of the late Paul W. and Lynda Barnett Fuller. He retired after 23 years as a tech sergeant in the U.S. Air Force where he was an inspector, an aerospace ground equipment repair tech and ground safety officer with the 48th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.
He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for ground safety non-commissioned officer. After service he worked as a maintenance supervisor at the Sarah Bonwell Hudgins Regional Center.
Fuller graduated from Stephens High School Class of 1954 in Rumford and from Thomas Nelson Community College. He was a member and Deacon at Chapel On The Sound, the Holiday Island Property Owner's Association and was active in the Guardian Ad Litum Program. In 1984, he was awarded the Leonard Znimer Memorial Award.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen Bridget Ann McKenna Fuller; two sons and their wives, Paul W. Fuller, III and Nicola of Tabb, VA and Gary Patrick Fuller and Mary of Newport News, VA; three grandchildren, Lotan Kritchman, Timna Kritchman and Meredith Hughes; two sisters and their husbands, Alice and Bruce Clark of Dixfield, ME, and Carol and Raymond Doyen of Hertford; three brothers and their wives, Earl and Doris Fuller of Peru, ME, Arthur and Jennifer Fuller of Greenville, SC and Roger Fuller of Farmington, ME; two sisters-in-law, Catalina Fuller of Rumford and Eileen Naughton and husband, Patrick of Newborough, England; numerous nieces and nephews in America and England; and a host of friends.
He will be sorely missed by Doggie Boy, Coup, Mommie Babe, Big Foot, Little Bit, Rocky and Georgie Babe.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jim Fuller.
Lucien John "Jack" Cayer
SPOKANE, WA -- Lucien John "Jack" Cayer, 79 passed into eternal peace with smile on his face and his loving children at his side on Oct. 21, 2004 at the Spokane VA Hospital.
Sgt. Major Cayer (retired) was born in Rumford, ME on Sept. 18, 1925 to French immigrants to the United States.
He became an American hero and high decorated career soldier with a lengthy list of awards for courage and excellence that include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, and three Purple Hearts.
He was a man who rarely discussed his involvement in the major battle of WWII and Korea or his exemplary service after that to our country throughout the world, again and again.
However, three examples offer a glimpse of his character and many personal achievements: earning the Silver Star by dragging a fellow soldier a half mile to safety while both of his own legs were shot; assisting in the liberation of German concentration camp survivors and forcing, at gunpoint, a German military soldier to exchange his new boots for the rags of a freed Jewish survivor; and transversing a telephone line, hand over hand, across a flooding river to visit his dying father.
Sgt. Major Cayer was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 55 years, Jessie Cayer; and his survived by his loving children: Lucien Cayer II, Mary Cayer and Lee Cayer, all of Spokane.
Geneva M. Ziko
RUMFORD - Geneva M. Ziko, 82, of Hancock Street, Rumford, died on April 30, 2006 at the Rumford Hospital.
She was born in Rumford on Dec. 1, 1923, a daughter of Stephen and Mary (Casey) McPhee. She graduated from Stephens High School in Rumford Class of 1941.
Geneva was a telephone operator in Rumford for several years prior to closing of the Rumford Office and then over 18 years at the Rumford High School Cafeteria as a clerk until retirement in 1983.
She was a Communicant of St. Athanasius-St John Church where she was formerly active as a C.C.D. Teacher and Eucharistic Minister.
She was married in Rumford on Oct. 13, 1947 to the late Edward "Ted" Ziko, who died in Rumford on Feb. 11, 2005.
Survivors include four sons, Edward A. Ziko and wife, Kathryn of Mexico, Thomas Ziko and wife, Barbara of Raleigh, NC, Joseph Ziko and wife, Connie of Coventry, CT, and Timothy Ziko and wife, Mary of Simsbury, CT; a daughter-in-law, Cecilia Ziko of Portland;and eight grandchildren, Alexander, Rebecca, Suzanna, Rachel, Margaret, Ben, Laura and Kate; three sisters, Barbara Fontaine of Pine Island, FL and Mexico, ME, Rita Wyman and husband, John of Rumford, and Theresa Vatalaro of Rumford.
She was predeceased by a son, Walter; two brothers, Donald and Stephen McPhee; and a sister, Mary Sciaraffa.
At her request, there are no public calling hours but friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 at St. Athanasius-St. John Church, Rumford. Interment at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. Those who desire, please contribute to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 100 Weld St., Suite B, Dixfield, ME 04224 in her memory.
Lucas Thom Dolloff
DIXFIELD - Lucas Thom Dolloff, 11, of Dixfield, died as the result of an accident on Oct. 2, 2006 at his home on the Dixfield Common Road.
He was born May 18, 1995, in Rumford, a son of James G. and Heidi Marion (Walton) Dolloff, Jr. He was a 5th Grade Student at the Dixfield Elementary School where he is remembered as always being kind and quick to cheer you up with a joke or a goofy smile.
His family remembers him as being someone who touched all the hearts of those who knew him and was very affectionate. He loved all animals, especially dogs and cats; liked to climb trees and go four-wheeling and enjoyed his mini bike.
He loved adventures in the woods out back behind his family's home and loved going to camp at Concord Pond. He excelled in all sports, was the two-time State Champion in wrestling and played offensive guard and defensive end in football and was an outfielder in baseball.
He is described as a "a good helper" and in the words of his dad, "a picture of contentment, no matter what he did." Lucas loved his family and friends very much and had many happy adventures with his favorite friend and cousin Sabin Lavorgna (family referred to the two of them as "peas and carrots") and longtime neighbors and friends Elliot and Dylan.
He is survived by his parents, whom he loved very much: James and Heidi Dolloff of Dixfield, a brother, Benjamin Dolloff, two sisters, Rebecca Dolloff and Rachel Dolloff, all of Dixfield; his paternal Grammie Janis Dolloff of Dixfield; grandmother, Karen Wolfe of TN; a grandfather, Larry Walton of Bryant Pond; maternal great-grandmother, Audrey Thompson of Rumford; paternal Great-Nanna, Mariette Dolloff of Rumford and Paternal Great-Grammie Carleen Philbrick of Mexico; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his brother, Joseph Dolloff, who died in Jan. of 1991; grandfather: James G. Dolloff, Sr., and great-grandfathers: Aubrey Thompson, Joseph Philbrick and Chester Dolloff.
Edward (Ed) Friel
NORWAY - Edward (Ed) Friel, 70, of Albany Township, died on Jan. 21, 2007 at Stephens Memorial Hospital.
He was born on July 31, 1936 in New York City, NY to Edward and Grace (Malloy) Friel.
Mr. Friel was active in the Boy Scouts, and was a member of the American Legion in both Bethel and Locke Mills. He later transferred to the American Legion in Gorham, NH.
He was a life member of SFO Chapter 72, a member of DAV, VFW and a member of the Bethel Lions Club since June of 1976.
Mr. Friel greatly enjoyed all of his grandchildren, children, nieces and nephews. He enjoyed traveling, reading, Jimmy Buffett, good food, and a strong debate. Ed enjoyed every second of his life to the fullest.
He worked on a dairy farm in upstate New York from age 15 to 17 when he enlisted in the Army. After he did basic training at Fort Dix, he went to Fort Campbell jump school, which is the home to the 101st Airborne, then Special Forces. He served five tours in Vietnam.
He is survived by his loving wife, Gert; three sons, Patrick and his partner, Wanda of Maine, Michael of Colorado, and Louis and his wife, Shealine of Florida; two daughters, Diana Polli and husband, Steve of Maine, and Sandy Sepanek and husband, Jay of New York; three step-children, Orin Sprague and partner, Sara of Maine, Louis Sprague Friel and wife, Dawn of Maine, and Dawn Sprague Friel and her partner, Bob of Maine; grandchildren, Wayne Buck, Jr., Skyler Sepanek, Chuck and Adam Johnson, Sean and Megan Friel, Chelsey and Michael Friel, Jr., Robert and Brook Friel, Tony Drew and Adrianna Friel, Brenden and Meranda Friel; two great-grandchildren; his sister, Joan Ward and her son, Edward Jones Scaro of Maine.
Ed was predeceased by his parents; a son, Robert Friel; and his step-father, Frank Ward.
Paul F. Trainor
ANDOVER - Paul F. Trainor, 63, of Pine Street, Andover, died on July 14 , 2007 at the family camp on the Covered Bridge Road.
He was born in Dorchester, MA on August 30, 1943, a son of Michael Andrew and Eleanor (Cavanaugh) Trainor. He had attended schools in Dorchester.
During the Vietnam War, he served as a Lcpl in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1964.
For many years, he worked for the Wrentham State School in Wrentham, MA as a Direct Care provider and then owned and operated the Pine Ellis Bed & Breakfast and Hiker Lodge in Andover for many years until retirement in 2006.
Paul was a Communicant of St. Athanasius-St. John Church in Rumford. The dearest things to his heart were his wife and family, hikers, and his many friends over the years. He also had a deep appreciation of the outdoors and nature.
He was married in Norton, MA on Oct. 1, 1988 to the former Ilene Malouin Roberge, who survives of Andover.
Other survivors include a daughter, Michelle Tavares and husband, A.J of Massachusetts; two step-daughters, Denise and Dorinne Roberge of North Attleboro, MA; two step-sons, Roland Roberge and wife, Katherine of Norton, MA, Greg Roberge of Foxborough, MA; six grandchildren, Christian, Marie, Christiana, and Roland Eric Roberge of Norton, MA, Nicole Roberge of San Diego, CA, and Monique Roberge of North Attleboro, MA; a son-in-law, David Rousselin of Andover; a sister, Mary Mason of Massachusetts; two brothers, Joseph Trainor of Massachusetts, and Gerard Trainor of Oregon; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Trainor, Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Athanasius-St. John Church, Rumford. Interment at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Andover. Calling hours are 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford. Those who desire please contribute to the Andover Fire and Rescue Department, Andover, ME 04216 in his memory.
Henry Gerald Brooks
PERU -- Henry Gerald Brooks, 44, of Peru passed away March 25, 2003 at his home after suffering for three years with severe pain.
He was born Aug. 30, 1958, in Rumford, the son of Howard and Gloria (Byron) Brooks. He attended Peru Elementary School and Rumford High School.
He moved to Stafford Springs, CT where he lived and worked for many years. He eventually returned to Maine where his heart really was. He worked construction for Bremco.
He enjoyed working hard, playing hard, the outdoors and motorcycles. He loved his family and friends especially his only niece, Jasmine and one of his nephews, Jacob.
He is survived by his mother, Gloria Ring and her husband, Rod of Greenwood; grandmother, Audrey Byron Porter of New York; two sisters, Wanda and her husband, Thomas Smith of Friendship, and Crystal and her husband, Bob Sorenson of British Columbia; two brothers, Bill of Florida, and Randy and his wife, Kathy of Peru; nephews, Rick and Bryan Barkman, Jim and Bill Greene, and Jacob Brooks and his niece, Jasmine Brooks; many other relatives and friends, including Tim Calden and his cat, Kitty.
He was predeceased by his father; grandfather, Walter Byron; his uncle, Henry Byron; and his wonderful aunt, Bea Putnam.
Vada E. (Glover) Taylor
ST. PETERSBURG, FL -- Vada E. (Glover) Taylor, 76, died on November 27, 2004 at the Northside Heart Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida after a brief illness, with her devoted husband G. Dewey Taylor and her five devoted children at her side. She was a resident of Taggart Road in Rumford.
Born in Newry on February 18, 1928, she was a daughter of the late David and Vada (Hanscom) Enman. She was a graduate of Stephens High School with the Class of 1946.
She worked for SAD #6 in the payroll deptartment and in bookkeeping for over 25 years until her retirement in the early 90's. Upon her retirement she received a plaque for never missing payroll.
She enjoyed traveling and camping trips with her family. She was an avid reader and made wonderful pies. She was a caring and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed by her family.
She was happily married on December 5, 1946 to the late Verne W. Glover, who died March 4, 1992. She was married on June 2, 2001 to G. Dewey Taylor, who survives of Rumford.
Other survivors include her five children, Anita Parslow and her husband Bob of Dayton, Brenda Edgecomb and her husband, Wayne of Cornish, Cheryl Simonds and her husband, Harold of Buxton, David V. Glover, Sr. and his wife, Laurie of Rumford, and Eric Glover of Buxton; two stepsons, Robert A. Taylor and his wife, Susan of Dixfield, and Lawrence D. Taylor and his wife, Katherine of Peru; 16 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by a brother-in-law, Linwood Glover of Dayton; and two sisters-in-law, Fay Milligan and Estella Glover, both of Rumford; an aunt and uncle, Rodney and Kathy Hanscom of Bethel; and many nieces and nephews
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, Rumford. Interment will be in the West Ellis Cemetery, Rumford. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Online condolences and shared memories can be expressed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert A. Welch
RUMFORD -- Robert A. Welch, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002 at the Rumford Community Home in Rumford. A lifelong resident of the area, he had resided the last seven years with Randy, Brenda and Charlie Welch on Rte 108 in Smithcrossing.
He was born in Waterville, ME on Feb. 20, 1913, the son of Alfred and Charlena (Dill) Welch. He attended Mexico schools and graduated from Mexico High School Class of 1932.
Mr. Welch was a heavy equipment operator for many years working in the woods and on construction and later as custodian for the Town of Rumford at the Municipal Building for many years until retirement in 1976.
He was a member of the United States Trotting Association, and a former member Webb River Sportsman's Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding , horse racing and especially loved his family.
He was married in Rumford on June 30, 1936 to the late Christeen Howard, who died in Lewiston, ME on Oct. 8, 1993.
Survivors include four sons, Randy and his wife, Brenda , Richard and wife, Sandra, and Robert, all of Rumford, and Roland Welch and his wife, Karen of Sardis, TN; seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and a nephew, Norman Thurston of Rumford.
At his request, there are no public calling hours and private services will be held at the families convenience. Interment in the West Ellis Cemetery, Rumford.
Those who desire may contribute in his memory to the Rumford Center Methodist Church, Pastor David Kimball, 63 Kimball Rd., Rumford, ME 04276.