Auburn, ME.-  Sigrid M. Fields, 67, of Auburn passed away at Hospice House after a long illness.  She was born in Dansville, New York on April 2nd, 1947; the daughter of Carl and Bernice Johnson.  Sigrid was a graduate of Harwich High School, class of 1965.  Sigrid went on to work at the lunch program at Harwich High School and later worked as a nurse's assistant at Cape Cod Regional Technical High School.  Once she moved with her family to Maine, Sigrid was a secretary at Family Practice at CMMC.  She also worked as a hostess at several area restaurants, where her son loved to visit her at.  Sigrid loved to crochet and was always making afghans for her friends and family.  Some of Sigrid's other loves in life include her grandchildren, the Red Sox, making the best Kale Soup, her cat Kyra and especially Neil Diamond music, which her son played for her during her last days.  Sigrid also loved Cape Cod and all her friends there. 

Sigrid is survived by her two sons Sean M. Fields, 45, of Orleans, MA and Dana Fields, 43, of Lewiston, ME and his companion Kandis Bean of Auburn, ME.,  siblings, Thomas and Robert Johnson of Harwich, MA., her mother Bernice Johnson of Harwich, MA., nieces and nephews, Evelyn Shaw, Christopher Johnson and Marc Johnson,  grandchildren, Amanda Fields, Noah Fields, Olyvya Bean, Mackenzie Fields and Madison Fields, and special friends, John and Alberta Fields, Deborah and Roy Shaw, her neighbor, Colleen, Marie Fields and lifelong friend Betsy Crowell.   

Sigrid was predeceased by her father Carl R. Johnson. 

Scarborough, ME – Ronald Keith Waterman, 81, of Scarborough, died on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House.  He was the husband of Caroline F. (Geyer) Waterman.

 

He was born on October 28, 1932 in Portland, ME a son of the late Roy A. and Delia A. (Larson) Waterman.  Ronald grew up in Scarborough and attended Scarborough schools.

 

Ronald spent thirty four years working for Emery Waterman Co. in Portland and also ran C & R Lunch in Buxton with his wife until retiring in 1995.

 

He was a member of the American Legion, Sons of Foreign Wars; The Fraternal Order of Eagles in Portland, the Portland VFW and was a very active member of the Moose Lodge in Scarborough.

 

Ron loved to sing and dance and was a huge karaoke fan as well as an avid hunter and fisherman.

 

Besides his wife he is survived by five children Ronald W. Waterman of Island Falls, ME, Donald G. Waterman and Tiana Small of Buxton, Russell A. Waterman and his wife Trina of Waterboro, Cynthia S. Townsend and her husband Darrell of Buxton and Lauri Reynolds and her husband Jesse also of Buxton.  He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren as well as a brother Kenneth Waterman and his wife Connie of Atlanta, GA and many nieces, nephews, extended family and close friends.  He was also the father of the late Dennis K. Waterman.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Black Point Cemetery, Black Point Road, Scarborough, ME.

 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Ron’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

 

The Heart Foundation

31822 Village Center Road

Suite 208

Westlake Village, CA 91361

 

Portland- James Harold Slauenwhite, 67, of Portland, passed away on June 30th, 2014 at his home. He was the loving husband of Shirley J. (Scott) Slauenwhite. 

He was born on September 27th, 1946, the son of the late Lemuel and Josephine (Thomas) Slauenwhite. He attended Sacred Heart St. Dominic and other local Portland schools, graduating from Portland high school in 1963. 

After graduating, James joined the Air Force and fought in the Vietnam War.  He also served in Germany and the Philippines.  He was honorable discharged in 1970. 

James enjoyed watching television with his wife, especially when it was “Leave it to Beaver”. He also enjoyed watching documentaries about America's involvement in different wars.

James is survived by his two daughters, Lori Greenleaf and Melanie Greenleaf; a son, Michael Greenleaf; two nephews, Lemuel (John) Slauenwhite III and Christopher Boyle; a niece, Kimberly Boyle, and his beloved cat, Mimikins. James was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Shirley, his parents, a brother and a sister.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, July 12th at 10 am at Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens ave, Portland, ME.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 981 Forest ave, Portland, ME.

 

Portland, ME – Arthur J. “Joe” Palmer, 65, of Windham died on Sunday, July 6, 2014, at home.  He was the husband of Brenda K. (Perry) Palmer.

 

He was born on September 30, 1948 in Bangor, ME a son of the late James J. and Georgianna (Baker) Wickham Jr.  Joe moved to Salem, MA and was brought up by “Memere and Pepere” Mary and Henry Hebert whom he adored.  In 1964, at age 16, he moved back to Maine and attended Thornton Academy in Saco.  After high school, Joe joined the U.S. Navy for a short time and soon after that met his first wife and started his family.

 

Joe worked in Plumbing & Heating, owned Louis’ Pizza and A & B Video in Old Orchard Beach before retiring due to health issues. He then moved to Windham with his wife Brenda.

 

He loved spending time with his grandchildren, who lovingly referred to him as “Pizza PaPa”, and reminiscing about his childhood.  Joe also collected coins and antique Coca-Cola memorabilia.  He enjoyed nature, especially watching the hummingbirds on his back deck with his dogs Hunter and Tinker and loved the sound of the ocean and gazing at the stars.  Joe was especially proud of his spaghetti sauce, claiming fame with his “special ingredient” that he would not share.  He touched the hearts of everyone he met; he was happy, witty, compassionate, kind, caring, generous and had a great sense of humor. He always made light of the worst situations and loved everyone he met unconditionally.

 

Besides his wife, of twenty seven years, Brenda, he leaves his children Laurie A. Palmer, James A. Palmer, Melissa L. Palmer and her fiancé Scott all of Saco, JoJo L. (Palmer) Dryden and her husband Rick of Lyman, Sgt. Thomas M. Palmer and his wife Sarah of South Carolina, Patrick E. Paige and his fiancé Joyce of New Hampshire, Bruce W. Paige and his wife Tammy of Virginia, Dulcey L. Burton of Georgia and Michele A. Kent and her husband Jimmy of Virginia.  He also leaves twenty five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, his siblings James J. Wickham III and his wife Sharon of South Portland, David Wickham and his wife Christine of Waterboro, Frannie Fisher and her husband Bill of Virginia, Maria Carr and her husband Rich of Standish and Patty Wickham of Westbrook as well as several nieces and nephews and countless friends.

 

Joe was also the grandfather to the late Michael W. Paige, Robert A. Burton Jr. and Bruce W. Burton; as well as the great uncle to the late Brayden Matthew.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the South Windham Community Church, 31 Main Street, South Windham, ME.

 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Joe’s guestbook and to leave condolences for the family.

Bridgton, ME -- Evelyn Tegeler Glatz died on July 2 under hospice care at the Bridgton Hospital. Born eighty-nine years ago in Honesdale, Pa., she was the daughter of Clarence L. and Mary (Vail) Tegeler. 

 

During World War II, she was a “Rosie the Riveter,” working in an airplane factory in Trenton, New Jersey.  Also during the war, she married and began a busy period of child rearing and household management. After moving to Maine in 1950, the family lived on Peaks Island, then in Gorham and in Bridgton, where she and her husband, Lawrence Glatz, operated a ski lodge for several years.  She was also co-owner and operator of a flower shop in Bridgton, and she worked for many years at the Bridgton Hospital in the outpatient, pharmacy and purchasing departments. In 1992, she retired and moved to South Portland, where she contributed a remarkable number of hours of volunteer work to several organizations, including Meals on Wheels, Ronald McDonald House, Mercy Hospital, the South Portland Food Cupboard and the South Portland Historical Society.

 

She was an extremely active community member both in Bridgton and in South Portland. She sang in the Royal River Sweet Adeline chorus and participated in various community theater groups. During the 1980 Winter Olympic Games at Lake Placid, she was the house mother for the Swiss Olympic Ski Team; and she later served at a church mission in the Appalachia region of Kentucky. She brought her generosity, energy, warmth and humor to everyone she knew.

 

Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, her parents, her two brothers and two sisters. She leaves six children: Bonnie M. Marsh of Denmark, Larry S. Glatz of South Portland, Garry T. Glatz of Durham, Marsha L. Walsh of Otisfield, Jane E. Glatz of Spencer, Mass., and Joel T. Glatz of Brunswick.  She will also be missed and long remembered by her seventeen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.

 

A funeral service will be held on July 12, at 10 am, at St. Joseph Church, 225 S High Street Bridgton.  

 

Please visit www.advantageportland.com to sign Evelyn’s guestbook and leave condolences for the family.

 

Evelyn requested that those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to

The South Portland Food Cupboard

PO Box 2892

South Portland, Maine 04116.

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