Erwin E. Emmons Jr., 92

WINDHAM — Erwin E. Emmons Jr., 92, of Windham, died on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough.

He was born in South Portland on May 17, 1921, the son of the late Erwin E. Emmons Sr. and Corizan O. (Lowell) Clemons.

Erwin attended schools in South Portland and graduated from Portland High School. He was a U.S. veteran in the Army serving his country honorably during World War II. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, he became a Master Electrician having worked for his father and several electrical contractors throughout his career.

He was a member of the local 567 IBEW Union. He was also a member of Woodfords Club in Portland. Erwin was a volunteer at the Barron Center for many years and received the Jefferson Award for his volunteerism.

He was married to the late Carolyn J. “Joyce” Buckland who died in 1981. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a granddaughter and two brothers, Franklin and Carlton Emmons.

He is survived by three sons, Edward Emmons of Beaver Cove, Elliott Emmons of Raymond and Eric Emmons of Windham; four daughters, Helen Jensen of Westbrook, Evelyn Emmons of Cape Elizabeth, Eleanor Creaser of Raymond and Eileen Sanborn of Portland; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Barry Emmons of North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited and may visit with the family on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Alzheimer’s Association of Maine, 170 US Route 1, Suite 250, Falmouth, ME 04105.

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