Herbert M. Lothrop, 94

 

WINDHAM — Herbert M. Lothrop, 94, of Windham, died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence in Portland after a brief illness.

He was born in Rockland on Nov. 26, 1917, the son of the late Edward H. and Dora (Wood) Lothrop.

Mr. Lothrop was educated in the Portland schools. He was drafted into the U.S. Army and served his country as a private and was honorably discharged in 1945. Following his service, he worked for over 30 years at Canadian National Railway as a rail car inspector, retiring in 1977.

Following his retirement, he was a member of the American Legion Post #148 of Windham, enjoyed fishing, reading, camping with grandchildren and was an avid Red Sox fan.

He shared 50 years of marriage with the late Bertha (Gallagher) Lothrop, who died in 1988.

He was also predeceased by nine siblings.

He is survived by a daughter, Helena Trumble of Windham; seven grandchildren including Victoria Beck of Casco; 20 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services were held at the New Calvary Cemetery, South Portland, on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at 10 a.m. Arrangements by Dolby Funeral Chapel, Windham. For online condolences, please visit www.dolbyfuneralchapels.com

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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