Earl Cash Sr., 81

Earl Cash Sr.

Earl Cash Sr., 81, of Bridgton, died suddenly at home on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

He was born Nov. 2, 1935, in Portland, to Melvin and Ida Wormell Cash. He graduated from North Yarmouth Academy in 1954. Earl enlisted in the armed forces that year and was assigned to the Marine Corps base camp in Lejeune, N.C. Achieving the rank of Sergeant, he was a member of the U.S. occupation forces in Japan for two years. He served in the U.S.M.C. Reserve until 1961.

Returning home to Maine, Earl began a long career at Central Maine Power Co. He retired from CMP in 1992 and worked in a series of part-time jobs at local businesses for another decade. In his later years, Earl was privileged to serve the town of Bridgton as a Selectman for several terms. He also volunteered countless hours on the town’s Budget Committee.

Earl was a skilled amateur carpenter and mechanic. He enjoyed hunting, ice fishing and swimming, and he was an avid reader of nonfiction. He was a member of the Delta Masonic Lodge #153 in Lovell, and Amvets Post 2 in Yarmouth.

In October 1958, Earl married the love of his life, the former Priscilla Merrill, of Yarmouth. She predeceased him in 2007. They are survived by their six children: Earl Jr. of Bridgton; Paul of Sarasota, Fla.; Elizabeth Arsenault and her husband Gregory of Yarmouth; Catherine Lyons and her husband Stephen Jr. of Bridgton; Pamela Sens and her husband Rich of North Conway, N.H.; Christina Cash and her husband Rich Shea of Nobleboro. He is also survived by his beloved grandchildren: Stephen III and Nikolaus Lyons; Joseph, Gretta, Brooke and Adelle Sens; and Josephine Shea.

A graveside service with military honors will be held in April at Riverside Cemetery in Yarmouth. Further details will be announced at a later date.

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