Calais Memorial High School

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Those of us who live here, and stayed the winter, are meeting the second Thursday of each month for breakfast, 8 am, at the Wickachee.
  Ken and Edith (Fox) Colson  edithken@panax.com  

Graduates Class of 1953

Sara Jane Beckett

Edward Quinton Bond

Nina Elaine Bridges

Shirley Marie Brownlee

Mildred Edith Campbell

Fred Leighton Carlow

George Nick Christakos

Herbert Colson

Kenneth James Colson

Russell Bailey Coltart

Anna R. Cookson

Daniel Edward Corbett

Shirley Doreen Cousins

Willis Calvin Day

Betty Demmons

Daniel Douglas Dineen

Norman John Dineen

Patricia Idella Doncaster

Norma Jean Fenderson

Edith Ann Fox

Charles Harvey George

Sheldon Harvey Getchell

Edmund Francis Glidden

Allen Greenlaw

Mabel Roberta Greenlaw

William Seldon Hanson

Katherine Healy

Carol Ada Hodsdon

Faye Marjorie Ingersoll

Reed Alden Johnson

Roberta Anne Keene

Marion Louise Lane

John Lyons

James C. Manship

James N. Manship

Mary Gwendolyn MacDonald

Doreen Mae McIntire

Clarice P. McKeown

Jane McLain

Virginia Moffitt

Everly Noddin

Joyce Price

Robert M. Purton

Norman Tyler Ross

Daniel Scribner

Bruce H. Sherlock

Anne Sidelinger

Carol Edith Smith

Carleton Sprague

James Sprague

Cynthia Ann Thompson

Penny Ann Thornton Virginia Ann Tracy Dorothy M. Vining
Patricia Ann Warren Joseph C. Williamson Charlotte C. Worrell
Sterling Marshall    

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Edward Bond. After CMHS, I joined the US Army, serving stateside and Korea. Upon discharge, I attended the University of Texas under the Korean War GI Bill, earning a BS degree in Aeronautical Engineering. I was with Lockheed Aircraft for 32 years, retiring as an aerodynamics research scientist  in 1999. My wife and I recently celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary with our three daughters and 11 grandchildren. My wife and I greatly enjoyed the 50th anniversary reunion and regret we could not attend the 55th. We are enjoying retirement at our home in Granada Hills, CA and I would enjoy hearing from any of my classmates, thebonds@thevine.net

Kenneth J. & Edith Fox Colson, Sr., Calais. We are both retired, moved back from Las Vegas, NV in 1993. Anyone interested in a class reunion? edithken@panax.com 

Norman Dineen NJDassoc@midmaine.com 

Bob Purton  joined the Navy and moved to California.  His father passed away last year, and he owns the house in Calais.  He plans to retire in about 1 1/2 years.

Norman Ross lives in Alabama; he is retired and manages the North Alabama State Fair and loves it. He is looking forward to a trip to Maine in August 2003 for the reunion. 

Cynthia Thompson Adams. Dick & I live in Perry. Been in this location since 1958. We spent our first 2 years in Southwest Harbor when he was in the U.S.C.G. We are both retired and enjoying life. He works at what he likes to do. I spend many hours playing in my flowers & veggies. Also, we're bird lovers. Be glad to see everyone at the reunion in August. hradams@midmaine.com  

Deceased Classmates

Russell B. Coltart, 79, Retired SMG,) of Port Charlotte, Fla. and Charlotte, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 at his home in Florida. Russell was born in1933, in Rockland, son of the late Ernest and Emma (Bailey) Coltart. He served 41 years in the Maine Army National Guard and continued to serve as a representative for the Maine Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Committee. Over the years he was an active community member. Russell served on the Washington County Community College Advisory Board for 27 years and received an Honorary Degree from the college in May, 2009. Russ was a member of the American Legion, Sherman Williams Brothers, Post No. 3, with 45 years continuous service. Russell is survived by wife, Elizabeth (Lowe); children, Catherine (Gregory) White of Jacksonville, Fla., Gary (Ann) Coltart of St Augustine, Fla., Samuel (Linda) Coltart of Calais; grandchildren, Richard (Kayleigh and son, Carson) of Atlantic Beach, Fla.; Matthew (Sunni) Coltart of Junction City, Kan., Jared White of Jacksonville, Fla., Samantha Coltart of Orono; sister, Greta May (Marvin) Barnes of Sun City, Fla.; sisters-in-law, Aurora Coltart of Madawaska, Anita Lydic of Baileyville and Patricia Lowe of Baileyville; many nieces, nephews and friends. Russell was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Richard and Robert Coltart; and brothers-in-law, Merle Lydic and Richard Lowe. The family would like to thank his caregivers at Tidewell Hospice for his excellent and loving care. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. In lieu of flowers a memorial contribution may be made in Russell's memory to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are with National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla. (Published in BDN Maine on November 8, 2012. Sharon Howland & John Adams) 

Norman J. Dineen Obituary [Provided by Thelmas Eye Brooks]

Sheldon H. Getchell Obituary [Provided by Thelmas Eye Brooks]

Edmund "Teddy" Glidden Edmund F. "Ted" Glidden, 66, of 39 Hunt St., died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2001. He was born in Calais, May 9, 1935, a son of the late Joseph F. and Myrtle M. (Hill) Glidden. He had been a resident of Nashua since the 1960s. Mr. Glidden had  worked as a groundskeeper for the St. Croix Country Club in Calais, and at the Hickory Hill Country Club in Methuen, Mass. For the past 24 years he had been a groundskeeper at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua. He actively participated in bowling and golf, and enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. He served in the Maine National Guard. He was affiliated with Main Street United Methodist Church, Nashua. He was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School, Calais. Mr. Glidden was predeceased by a sister, Lois C. Leighton; and two brothers, Joseph F. and Millard L. Glidden. Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Shain of Calais; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason J. and Courtney Glidden of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters, Erica and Dawn Shain of Calais; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Olive and John Wojnowski of Uxbridge, Mass., and Catherine and Richard Berry of Robinston; a sister-in-law, Anne Glidden of Maryland; two step-daughters, Lisa Northup of Nashua and Karen Poppenga of Greenville, N.H.; seven stepgrandchildren; and two very special friends, Gary and Jane Glasz of Nashua. Visiting hours will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, followed by a service of remembrance in the funeral home, with Rev. Lenora Sue Job, officiating. Friends are invited to attend. Interment will be private in Calais. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider: Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, N.H., (603) 883-3401. [Bangor Daily News]  ObituaryEdmund F. "Ted" Glidden, 66, of 39 Hunt St., died at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, Thursday morning, Nov. 8, 2001. He was born in Calais, May 9, 1935, a son of the late Joseph F. and Myrtle M. (Hill) Glidden. He had been a resident of Nashua since the 1960s. Mr. Glidden had  worked as a groundskeeper for the St. Croix Country Club in Calais, and at the Hickory Hill Country Club in Methuen, Mass. For the past 24 years he had been a groundskeeper at the Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua. He actively participated in bowling and golf, and enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. He served in the Maine National Guard. He was affiliated with Main Street United Methodist Church, Nashua. He was a graduate of Calais Memorial High School, Calais. Mr. Glidden was predeceased by a sister, Lois C. Leighton; and two brothers, Joseph F. and Millard L. Glidden. Survivors include a daughter, Pauline Shain of Calais; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason J. and Courtney Glidden of Richmond, Va.; two granddaughters, Erica and Dawn Shain of Calais; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Olive and John Wojnowski of Uxbridge, Mass., and Catherine and Richard Berry of Robinston; a sister-in-law, Anne Glidden of Maryland; two step-daughters, Lisa Northup of Nashua and Karen Poppenga of Greenville, N.H.; seven stepgrandchildren; and two very special friends, Gary and Jane Glasz of Nashua. Visiting hours will be held 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, followed by a service of remembrance in the funeral home, with Rev. Lenora Sue Job, officiating. Friends are invited to attend. Interment will be private in Calais. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider: Community Hospice House, 210 Naticook Rd., Merrimack, NH 03054. Arrangements by Davis Funeral Home, One Lock St., Nashua, N.H., (603) 883-3401. [Bangor Daily News]  [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks]

James N. Manship. ATKINSON, N.H. -- James N. Manship, 62, of 15 Bayberry Drive, died yesterday at the Haverhill Manor Nursing Home in Haverhill. Mr. Manship was a sales representative with SOS Metal Products Inc. of Philadelphia, Pa., until he retired in 1991. Before that, he worked in that same capacity for Hoechst Pharmaceutical Co. Inc. Born in Caribou, Maine, he attended schools in Calais, Maine, and graduated from Calais High and from Husson College in Bangor, Maine. He served with the Navy for three years during the Korean War. He was a member of Holy Angels Parish in Plaistow, former president of the Timberlane Football Boosters and served in numerous Timberlane Regional High activities. He leaves his wife Joanne M. (Cioffi) Manship of Atkinson, sons Steven J. of Haverhill, Michael P. of Chelmsford, Mass., and Gregory J. of Burlington, Mass., sister Dolores M. Dodge of Machias, Maine, brother Kenneth of Calais, three grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a funeral Mass tomorrow at 10 a.m. in Holy Angels Church. Burial, at the convenience of the family, will be private. Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice. [May 28, 1998, Eagle Tribune] 

Sterling Ira Marshall, 76, passed away Thursday, July 05, 2012 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, MA. Sterling was born in Calais on November 18, 1935, son of the late Sterling and Ruby (Wilson) Marshall. After attending Calais Memorial High School, he enlisted in the US Air Force serving as a Maintenance Scheduling Technician. With over 21 years of active duty service, Sterling retired as a S/Sgt in 1973. He returned to Calais and eventually moved to Chatham, MA, where he started his career with the U.S. Postal Service. Sterling served in post offices in Massachusetts as well as in Calais before his retirement with over 20 years service. He was a member of the V.F.W. in Chatham, MA was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed coin collecting. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth. Surviving are his five children, Brian Marshall and his wife Karen of Calais, Kevin Marshall of Redlands, CA, Sterling Marshall Jr. and his wife LoRay of Long Beach, CA, Dana Marshall and his wife Marlene of San Bernardino, CA, and Divina Goddard and her husband Brian of Highland, CA; a sister Phoebe Wilson of Calais; 11 grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two nieces, Anna Wilson of Calais and Ramona Merrill of Hampden. Visiting hours will be held 6 – 8 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2012 at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. A celebration of Sterling’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will follow in Calais Cemetery. Donations in Sterling’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086.

Clarice McKeown Dill. MANCHESTER -- Clarice P. (McKeown) Dill, of Manchester passed away Feb. 20, 2010, at Maine General Medical Center, Augusta, with her family by her side. She was born Feb. 15, 1935, in Machias, the daughter of Adin R. and Della M. (Seavey) McKeown. She was a 1953 graduate of Calais Memorial High School in Calais. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles; a daughter, Carolyn Whitty; and brothers Ralph McKeown, Irving McKeown and James McKeown. She is survived by her daughter, Tracy and her husband, John Hood Sr.; her pride and joy, her grandson John Hood Jr.; and a brother, Philip McKeown. Clarice worked as a certified nursing assistant for many years until retiring. In the past few years, she enjoyed working as a foster grandparent in Saco and more recently at Riverview School in South Gardiner. One of her favorite things to do was to get together with her friends, "the hens," to play Scrabble, especially her best friend, Judy Perkins. She loved being with her family, who will miss her with all their hearts. At her request, her daughter will hold a private ceremony. Arrangements by Funeral Alternatives Group, Augusta. [Published in Kennebec Journal on February 24, 2010]

Jane C. McLain Reinhart, 78, of Bethlehem, PA entered eternal life on Friday, November 22, 2013. She was the beloved wife of 55 years to Robert H. Reinhart. Born in St. Stevens New Brunswick, Canada and raised in Calais, Maine, she was a daughter of the late Ted and Martha McLain. She graduated Calais High School in 1953, joining the  U.S. Navy as a member of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) where she served from 1954-1958 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Chelsea MA. Later she worked at Sears & Roebuck and Enzo Manufacturing Co. She was an active bowler, and loved sports, especially the Boston Red Socks. Most of all, she enjoyed raising her children who remarked she was the best. Her religious faith was another element of her life and was an active member of Notre Dame of Bethlehem Roman Catholic Church.  Survivors:  In addition to her husband, Robert; she is survived by daughters, Debra Reinhart-Gale and her husband Charles of La Mirada, CA, Rhonda McGeary and her husband Jake of Bethlehem; sons, Robert W. Reinhart and his wife Gail of Jamison Bucks County, Michael D. Reinhart and his wife Sherry of Bethlehem; sisters, Anne Asali of Portland, ME, Joyce Scharbo of Dix Hills, NY; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sisters, Joan Maher, Jackie Doten, Nancy Mosher, Frances White, and Mary Hill.  Services: Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. in Notre Dame R.C. Church, 1861 Catasauqua Rd., Bethlehem, 18017. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. in Church. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Mem. Park. Arrangements are entrusted to James Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem. Online condolences may be made www.jamesfuneralhome.org.  Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Jane, may be made to Gracedale Nursing Home, C/O the funeral home or to Notre Dame of Bethlehem Parish Center Fund. [Published in Morning Call on Nov. 23, 2013. Sharon Howland] 
A message from Jane's Children: The Way we See It…Our Mother was the wisest person we have ever met. She wasn’t much help with calculus and didn’t get hung up on dangling participles or conjugating verbs. She taught us concepts much greater than that. She taught us to believe in ourselves. She taught us to look at the glass half full instead of half empty. She taught us the importance of the three “R’s” respect yourselves, respect all living things, take responsibility for your actions, these things build your character. She emphasized really seeking out the good in each person. She told us to be honest, kind and to believe that little things can make a big difference. She taught us that failure wasn’t fatal and fame was fleeting, but most of all she showed us that love can work miracles.

Virginia E. Moffitt, age 78, of Burbank, CA and Calais, ME, died on February 27, 2014 at Calais Regional Hospital, with family by her side. Ginnie was born in Fort Covington, NY on January 26, 1936, the daughter of Winslow B. Moffitt and Annie L. (Gallant) Wentworth. Ginnie graduated from Calais Memorial High School in 1953 and entered the Women's Army Corps, serving proudly from 1953 - 1957. She often spoke fondly of this time, especially the two tours that she spent in Germany. Ginnie resided in California for over 50 years, most recently in Burbank. She returned home to Calais last September. After being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she had the blessing of returning home to her native state and this is where she spent her final months. Ginnie enjoyed a long, successful career in telecommunications; most notably, with Western Union, Warner Brothers Studios, and Disney Studios. She retired from Disney Studios in 1998. Ginnie loved Boston Terriers and had several as companions over the years, including Taz, Punkin, and, most recently, Lulu. Lulu provided great comfort to Ginnie towards the end of her life. Ginnie enjoyed her periodic returns to the east coast to visit family members in Maine and Massachusetts, going out to local diners and meeting new people, and she loved the movie industry. She visited Las Vegas often and was always ready for a game of poker.  Ginnie was preceded in death, by her devoted and loving partner of more than 50 years, Ruby "Louise" Baldwin; her parents; her sisters, Doris Ayers and Marjorie Harkenrider; and, her brother, Raymond Wentworth. Ginnie is survived by many beloved family members: her sisters, Shirley Cleland, of Needham, MA; Jean Ann McIntosh (Sam), of Austin, IN; her brothers, Frederick Moffitt (Evelyn) of Fort Myers, FL; William Moffitt (Joan) The Villages, FL; numerous nieces and nephews, who all adored her and each had their own special stories and memories of Aunt Ginnie. She is also survived by a longtime friend, Julie Billington, of Saratoga, CA. The family would like to thank the exceptional doctors, nurses and staff of the Calais Regional Hospital for the care that they provided Ginnie in her final days. In accordance with her wishes, Ginnie will be cremated and her ashes scattered into the Atlantic Ocean. The family will hold a celebration of Ginnie's life in the fall. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ginnie's name may be made to the animal shelter of your choice. [Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 20, 2014.  Sharon Howland] 

Daniel Scribner. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Daniel Scribner passed away peacefully at home Sept. 16, 2004. He was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Patten and grew up there. After graduating from Calais Memorial High School in 1953, he enlisted in the Air Force and served in the Korean War. He then went to work for J.W. Sewell Company before going to work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where he worked for 40 years. Daniel was a simple man who enjoyed spending time with his family. He especially loved the Maine woods and hunting and fishing with his brothers and family. He was predeceased by his parents, Archer and Yvonne (Pinet) Scribner; and his sister, Joanna King. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jean Anne (Britton) Scribner; daughter, Dianna Scribner Morales and her husband, Frederic of Pensacola, Fla.; grandson, Nicolas; and granddaughter, Chandler, whom he adored. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara (Dalton) Runnels of Maine; brothers, Warren of California, Peter (Jean) of Maine, Paul (Zoila) of Nevada, and Wade (Lynn) of New Hampshire; his aunt, Alexina Campbell of Maine; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Thanks to all the family friends that visited Daniel in these last few months. It meant the world to him. Graveside services will be held in Patten. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Community Hopice of N.E. Fla. Hardage-Giddens Mandarin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Bangor, ME Daily News 22 Sept 2004]

Dorothy May "Dot" Vining Bohanon, 80, passed away August 21, 2015 at Calais Regional Hospital. Dot was born in Cooper on February 26, 1935, daughter of the late Harold and Mildred (Morrison) Vining.  She graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1953, and shortly after on September 2nd, 1953, married Norman Bohanon. Dot worked as a stitcher for Wareknitters, Hathaways, and Dexter Shoes. She enjoyed reading westerns, puzzles, playing bingo, fishing, snowmobiling, and spending time at the family camp on Nash's Lake. Dot was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #3 in Calais.  In addition to her parents, Dot was predeceased by her husband Norman; and a brother Maurice. Surviving are her two children, Neal Bohanon and wife Darlene of Baring, and Lois Niles and husband Kenny of Calais; grandsons, Kenny, Chris, Neal, and Nick; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Morgan, Jazzie, Xavier, Ryleigh, Mia, Brandon, Blake, and Ryan; her sister Shirley Swanson of CT; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of Dot's life will be held 2 p.m. Monday, August 24, 2015 at Calais Cemetery. Donations in Dot's memory may be made to PAWS Bravehearts, 368 South St., Calais, ME 04619. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at  www.maysfuneralhome.com. [Published in BDN Maine on Aug. 22, 2015. Provided by Sharon Howland.] 

Patricia Warren Bonaventura Obituary [Provided by Thelma Eye Brooks] 120909

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