Earl L. Marr Jr.

RUMFORD — Earl L. Marr Jr., 90, of Rumford, died Monday, Aug. 8, at the Rumford Community Home with his loving family by his side.

He was born in North Bridgton, Oct. 29, 1920, the son of Earl and Alice (Kneeland) Marr Sr. He graduated from Norway High School, Class of 1940, and had attended the University of Maine at Orono.

During World War II, he served from 1942 to 1946 as a private first class in the U.S. Army overseas in Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Central Europe and was in the Battle of the Bulge under General George Patton, and received the Bronze Star Medal.
Earl worked at the Waterford Sawmill for several years and then worked at the Rumford Paper Mill in the unloading department until his retirement in October 1982 from Boise Cascade Paper Co., after more than 31 years.

He was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius–St. John Church; a former member of Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW; he enjoyed woodworking, gardening, tinkering around the house, enjoying time with his friends, and loved spending time with his family.

He was married in North Conway, N.H., on Aug. 12, 1950, to the former Jeannette L. Corriveau, who died May 13, 2007.

Survivors include sons, Dennis Marr of Peru, and Danny Marr, of Madison, Ala.; daughters, Erla Marr Gamage, of New Sharon, June Elaine Giambattista, of Rumford, Janice Durland, of Mexico, and Joan Hamann, of Peru; sister, Mary Andrews of South Paris; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his parents; wife; daughter, Jacqueline Mease; brother, Roger; and sister, Ann Forrest.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Meader & Son Funeral Home 3 Franklin St., Rumford with Fr. Phil Tracy officiating. Calling hours will be after 5:30 p.m. Thursday prior to the funeral services. Graveside services with Military Honors will be conducted by Fr. Tracy at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, at St. John Cemetery, Rumford. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Robert Shand Post 1641, VFW, 330 Waldo St., Rumford 04276, or to the Napoleon Ouellette Post 24, American Legion, Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276 in his memory.

Friends are invited to sign the family guest book and share their thoughts, condolences and memories online at www.meaderandson.com.

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