Portland, ME – Tyrone R. Williams, 59, of Portland died on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Mercy Hospital.
Tyrone was born on March 30, 1956 in Fort Fairfield, ME, a son of the late Thomas O. & Mary (Anderson) Williams. He attended schools in Fort Fairfield and went on to attend the University of Maine.
He was a short order cook for several years and he owned a pet boarding business. He also served his country as a member of the US Army, being honorably discharged in 1979.
Tyrone spent time in both North Carolina and Connecticut until 2005; after coming home to Maine in 2005 he enjoyed gardening and feeding the neighborhood birds with his many feeders.
He is survived by his son Matthew R. Williams, his siblings Alexa (Williams) Fair of Ellicott City, MD, Thoedore Williams of NH, Barbara (Williams) Kelly of Germantown, MD and Cynthia (Williams) Watson of Fort Fairfield, ME.
Services will be private.
Portland, ME -- Barry Wayne Springer, 72, of Westbrook passed away peacefully on April 21, 2015 at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Portland, ME to Sheridan Stillman and Paulie Warren. He graduated from Orono High School. He was married to Dorothy Dadman Springer for twenty-four years and Roxanne Stempert Springer for eighteenyears.
Barry was a lobsterman out of Portland for forty-five years, as well as a cook at Miss Portland Diner and the Inn in Sebago.
He was a loving father and grandfather who enjoyed raising his children, taking them fishing and lobstering, repairing lobster traps, and visiting coffee shops.
Barry is survived by his siblings Carol Stillman, Sharon Dodson, Betsy Gorneau, and Randy Springer; his children Chery l Leonard and her husband Rob, Robert Springer and his wife Janet, and Jade Springer; and, his grandchildren Cassandra Leonard and Benjamin Springer.
Remembrances of Barry’s life will be announced at a later date.
Gray, ME -- Joseph E. Theriault Jr., 72, of Gray passed away at his residence with his family by his side on Sunday April 19, 2015.
He was born on May 27, 1942 the son of Joseph and Demerise (Beaulieu) Theriault in East Millinockett Maine.
He attended Cathedral and after graduation joined the United State Marines to serve his country which he was extremely proud and honored to do. Once out of the military Joe joined the local carpenters union where he worked most of his life doing the job that he loved.
Joe is survived by his three children, Lori Hillock of Portland, April Gleason of South Portland, and Belinda Theriault of Iceland; a granddaughter Brianna Hillock Known better as "Sweetpea"'; and several nieces and nephews. Joe was predeceased by three sisters and three brothers.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Saturday, April 25 2015 from 9:30 to 11:00 am at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave, Portland with a Memorial Service to follow at 11:00am.
Committal will take place at Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.
Yarmouth- Bradford "Brad" N. Martin died April 23, 2015 at Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Yarmouth. He was born February 1, 1928 in Westbrook, the eldest son of Alfred and Bertha Libby Martin. He spent his youth on the family farm.
At age 16, he left school and lied about his age to enter the U.S. Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a gunner’s mate during the war and continued in the service for eleven years. He married Mary E. Martin on June 7, 1948. After the Merchant Marine, he joined the Portland Fire Department, retiring in 1975 after twenty years of service. He owned Mutt and Jeff’s convenience store in South Portland for several years and was a driver for Brinks Armored Car Service, primarily in Down East Maine. He worked various odd jobs in his later life, including stints at Ace Hardware in Scarborough and the Big Twenty bowling lanes in Scarborough, where he also was an avid bowler with a team comprising friends and family. He was a strong darts competitor and enjoyed many years of team competition with his sons, his daughter Cathy, and his nephew Wayne Martin, Jr.
Brad was a member of the Sportsmen Alliance of Maine and a life member of the NRA. Brad was an avid hunter and fisherman before aches and pains associated with aging got the better of him. He habitually went to his camp with sons and grandsons during deer season for the hunt.
His wife predeceased him in 2012. He is survived by his sons Bradford Neal Martin II (and wife Laura) of Portland, Brian W. Martin (and wife Heidi), of Scarborough, Blane J. Martin (and wife Madora) of Standish, Blair F. Martin (and partner Patti), of Standish and his daughters Cynthia J. McDougall (and husband Warner Price), of Harpswell, Cathleen M. Larsen (and husband Peter), of Portland and Shirlene D. Keefe (and husband Lyle) of Ocala, Florida. He is also survived by His brother Wayne Martin (and partner Jeannette) of Westbrook and his sister Dolores Sherwood of Topsham. His sisters Rita Farris and Donna Gray predeceased him. He is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces, great nephews, and great-nieces.
The family will host a Celebration of Life on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the Portland Eagles on St. John’s Street Portland.
There will not be a memorial service, and interment at Evergreen Cemetery will be private.
The family asks that donations be made in Brad’s memory to:
Portland Fire Department Children’s Burn Foundation
by check sent to the Central Fire Station
380 Congress Street Portland, ME 04101
or online at www.maineburnsurvivors.org
Lewiston, ME --Betty Lavena Tyler,64, of Auburn, died on April 18, 2015 in the arms of her family and her Jesus. Betty was born the daughter of D.S. Weaver and G. Marie Kellar on January 27, 1951, in Kokomo, Indiana.
Betty thoroughly enjoyed her family and helping others. She loved the Lord above all others and shared her faith and blessed hope of salvation with everyone she met. Betty, in her spare time, loved to read and spend time with her family.
In 1973, Betty married the love of her life, M. Alfred Tyler Jr. at the Kokomo Seventh-day Adventist church. They celebrated their life together for thirty-seven years until Al passed on December 7, 2010. In addition to raising their four children, she also helped Al run their trucking company.
Betty was known to all as Mom or Nana. Everyone was like family. Betty greeted everyone with her signature big hug and a kiss; like you were one of her own children.
Betty learned she wanted to be a missionary at a young age, but due to starting a family with her husband Al, she wasn't able to pursue that dream until near the end of her life. She felt there was no better place to be a missionary than in her own community.
Betty was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Auburn Maine and an extremely active volunteer, including the food pantry and Sabbath School. She also volunteered regularly at the community center where she lived, particularly the Boys & Girls Club who came each Wednesday afternoon.
Betty is survived by her sister, Mary Wyatt of Florida, her brother John Weaver of Tennessee. Children: Daniel Tyler, and wife Rina, of Alexandria, Virginia; Susan LeBlond, and husband Brian, of Lewiston; Lynnette Tyler of Oakland: and Amy Tyler of Auburn. Grandchildren: Felicia, Zack, Becky, Kyle, Brei, Lily, David, Morgan and Adan. Great grandchildren: Tory, Chloe, and Elijah. She also had thirteen nieces, six nephews, other relatives and close friends.
A memorial service to commemorate Betty’s life will be held on Saturday April 25, 2015 at 3:30pm at the Freeport Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 63 Pownal Road in Freeport, ME. A dinner is being provided immediately following the service for all attendees.
For those wanting to send flowers and cards please send in Betty's name to 87 Louise Ave. Auburn, Maine 04210.