Westbrook, ME -- Brian David Lutz lost his battle with his demons and addiction March 6, 2016 but has finally found peace.

Brian was born November 18, 1979 in Bath, Maine. He is the son of John and Arlene (Dunphy) Lutz of Westbrook. 

In his early years one of his favorite things to do was to spend time at White Lake State Park in Tamworth, NH with his Dad and his Grammie and Grandpa.  There were many, many camping trips there.  While a student at Westbrook High School he enjoyed playing his trumpet in the marching band, pep band and jazz band.  After graduating from WHS in 1998 he had quite a few jobs and finally settled at Auto Europe in Portland and worked there for many years until his death.  While there he got to travel the world extensively, which he so enjoyed. 

Some of his favorite things were Jam Bands, the Boston Red Sox, the New England Patriots, the Boston Celtics and Karaoke.  But his most precious thing in life was his son Keagan.  He spent a great deal of time with Keagan and was teaching him to play “chest” as Keagan called it. 

We will remember him for his sweet smile which Keagan shares.

Brian was predeceased by his step-grandfather Earl (Bumpa) Dunphy, grandfather Roy Lutz Sr. and grandmother Mary Anne Elwell. 

He is survived by his parents John and Arlene of Westbrook, son Keagan of Cape Elizabeth, grandmother Claire Lutz of Bath, (who always referred to him as “my Brian”) grandfather Alan Elwell of Bath and Port Orange Florida; siblings Stacey Heavin and her husband Sean of Hollis, Grant Delaware and his wife Jeannie and their son Tae of Scarborough, Ryan Delaware and his partner Kathleen Dull of Albuquerque, NM, Logan Dleaware and his wife Kate of Leander, TX, April Dleaware of Westbrook, Robbie Nunes of Florida and Alicia Nunes of Florida; former partner, staunch supporter and mother of his sone, Linda Smith and her children Jordan and Kiera of Cape Elizabeth; Aunts and Uncles, Brenda Elwell-Taylor and her husband Jason, Lisa Elwell, Mike Elwell and his wife Nancey, Beau Elwell and his wife Traycee, Grady Elwell and his wife Beth, Sandy (Lutz) Gilson and her husband Bill and Donna Davis; and many cousins and friends. 

There will be no formal service. An open house Celebration of Bri’s Life will be held at his parents’ home at 36 Richard Street, Westbrook on Saturday, March 12 from 1:00-5:00 PM.  Please come and share your memories of Brian with us and each other.   A burial for the family will be held at a later date.

In Lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you perform an act of kindness and think of Bri when you are doing it.

You are now at peace our sweet son- we loved you then- we love you now- we will love you always.  

Here’s to you sweet Bri.

Lisbon Falls – William (Bill) M. Hlister, 58 of Lisbon Falls died peacefully at his home. He was born on May 3, 1957 in Portland to John J. and Miriam (Robson) Hlister.

Bill graduated from Morse High School, class of 1975. He was previously employed by Bath Iron Works, Stinson Canning Company   and the Slovak Club in Lisbon Falls.  He enjoyed trivia, football, fishing, horseshoes and participated in dart tournaments and competition pistol shooting. He was a member of the Slovak Catholic Association, The Left Hand Club, Sons of American Legion, A Lifetime member of the Bath Elks Club.

He was predeceased by his father John J. Hlister, Jr. 

He is survived by his mother, Miriam R. Hlister of Baltimore, MD, two sisters, Janet M. of Baltimore MD, Kathy Woodman and her husband, Brian, their sons, Jonathan and Thomas, all of Falmouth, and a brother Glenn Gamrat and his wife Darlene of Sabattus and his children, Nick of Everett WA, and Jessica of Cape Coral FL. He also has many cousins. 

A celebration of his life will be on April 2nd, 2016 from 1-4 pm at The Slovak Club, 26 Avery St, Lisbon Falls. 

Donations may be made is his memory to:

Central Maine Adaptive Sports

200 Lost Valley Road 

Auburn ME  04210

Cumberland, ME -- Scott Alan Sutherland, 52, died unexpectedly on February 29, 2016, at his home in Cumberland, Maine. He was born on July 18, 1963, the son of Harold and Helena “Ruth” (Hamill) Sutherland.
 
Scott grew up in Cumberland and graduated from Greely High School in 1981. He later received his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Andover College. For the last twenty years, Scott worked as a Deputy for the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, most of which as the Complaint Officer. He was an active member of the Amvets in Yarmouth where he was involved in many community events. Scott also took great honor in being President of the Cumberland County Chapter of Enforcers MC where he participated in a variety of charitable activities across New England. Scott was passionate about the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and boating. He loved riding his motorcycle, spending countless hours on the road throughout the summer and well into the fall. Scott loved playing trivia and spending time with his friends, family, and his dog, Forest.
 
He is survived by his parents, Harold and Ruth Sutherland; his loving wife, Nell (Sellars) Sutherland; his children, Heather Peaslee, Laura Berry, Tanya Berry, Ricky Berry, and Lyndsey Sutherland; grandchildren, Kaleigh Grant, Kolby and Konnor Peaslee, Hailey and Isabella Morrill, and Jasmine Vincent; and sisters, Cheryl Simmons and her husband Kevin, and Patricia Wood and her husband Richard. He is also survived by countless other family, friends, and colleagues, all of whom will miss him dearly.
 
A celebration in Scott’s honor will be held on Wednesday, March 9th, at the Amvets Post 2, located at 148 North Road, Yarmouth, Maine. Visiting hours will be held between 12 and 2, followed by a service and potluck-style celebration of life. 

Westbrook, ME -- Delwin F. Smith, 87, of Westbrook passed away at home on March 2, 2016 surrounded by his loving family.  Del was born on March 30, 1928 to G. Frank and Madeline (Stone) Smith in Newton, Massachusetts.  Del attended Newton High School and Tabor Academy and furthered his education at Clark University majoring in Engineering.  He worked for Lewis Shepard for 17 years before moving with his family to Maine in 1969.  In 1978 Del married his wife, Joyce Leahy and lived in Falmouth, Maine and Phoenix, Arizona.  They shared many years of happy times together with family and friends at his favorite place “Camp” at Forest Lake in Cumberland, Maine, where they lived for many years before retiring to Winter Haven, Florida in 2001.  They returned to Maine in 2012 to be closer to family.

Del was a skilled woodworker and loved working with his hands.  He volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Winter Haven, helping to manage the construction of 10 homes.  Del was always happy to lend a hand to family, friends and neighbors with any projects.

Del is survived by his wife, Joyce, and her daughter Susan Gellerson who lovingly cared for him during the last months of his life, his son Duncan Smith and his wife, Martha of Cumberland, Maine, his daughter Melinda Oyer and her husband, Dwight of St. Louis, Missouri.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Brian Hanscom and his wife, Stephanie of Litchfield, New Hampshire, Lisa Campbell and her husband, Brian of Westbrook, Maine, Wes Smith and his wife, Kirsten Larson of Manhattan, New York, Hillary Smith of Seattle Washington, Ben Donatelli and his wife, Kathryn of Brooklyn, New York.  Del was so proud of his great- granddaughters, Bailey, Chelsea, Sydney, Shelby and Kiera and great-grandson Chandler.  Del also leaves his nieces Crystal McCoppin and Dannalou Machi, and nephew Delwin Oakes, all of California.

Del was predeceased by his sister Jinny of San Juan Capistrano, California and brother Granville.

A special thanks to Hospice.

A private family burial will be held in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:  Habitat for Humanity and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Rumford – Gloria (Ma) Kerr passed away on Wednesday March 2, 2016 surrounded by family at Rumford Community Home. 

Gloria was born May 26, 1927, a daughter of Alton and Edith Rosetta (Libby) Hutchinson. She graduated from Mexico High School and attended medical school Boston, Mass. She met and married the love of her life Bill and they were married for sixty-four years before his passing in 2010. 

Gloria was a very kind and easy going soul. She loved being with family and friends, doing crosswords, knitting and laughing. She will be sadly missed by all. 

Gloria is survived by her children; sons Wayne Kerr of Auburn, Maine and Bruce Kerr of Manicopa, Arizona; daughters Donna Kerr and companion Robby Lovell of Mexico; Susan Lavoie and husband George of Rumford; Sharon Rabon and husband Chuck of Buckfield; and Barbara Newton and husband Terry of Burnham; her sister Verna Scott of Yarmouth; eight grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Bill, son Greg, brother Kenny Hutchinson and sister Fern Howard. 

The family would like to thank Rumford Hospital, Rumford Community Home, Med-care, Androscoggin Health Care and Beacon Hospice associates for the excellent care that was given to Gloria. 

Rest in peace Ma.

A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday March 6th at the Green Church on Main Street in Mexico. The service will begin at 2p.m. with reception to follow. 

 

A spring committal service will be held at Morton-Farrington for family and friends. Details to be announced at a later date.

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