Norman C. Wedge, 81

GORHAM — Norman C. Wedge, 81, died Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Gorham House in Gorham, with his family by his side.

He was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Westbrook, a son of Anthony and Mildred (Miller) Wedge.

Norman grew up in Westbrook and attended local schools. He was a 1954 graduate of Westbrook High School and a 1956 graduate of Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute.

Norman had a great work ethic. His first job was at Ray LeTartes’ gas station on Main Street in Westbrook. After graduating from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute he was employed at Hudson Pulp and Paper for five years. From there he went to S.D. Warren, where he worked for 33 years as a Mechanical Engineer. After leaving S.D. Warren he started a second career as an Insurance Inspector for Profile Inspections, where he worked until he became ill last year.

Norman was an active member in the Gorham community. He was a member of the Gorham Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years. Up until his illness he was an active member in the Gorham Lions Club. He was a past President and was a driving force in many of the clubs activities and fundraisers. He helped start the annual car show and the 5K road race.

He also enjoyed bottle and coin collecting in his spare time. Norman will always be remembered as a good-natured family man with an easygoing personality.

Above all, Norman enjoyed spending time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Shirley (Bragdon) Wedge; children, Debra Deering of Raymond, Donna Harmon of Corea, Dianna Brown of Wells, Doreen Holden of Campton, N.H., and Douglas Wedge of Scarborough; brother, Anthony Wedge Jr. of Portland; sister, Gloria Dobson of Castleton, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday, April 22, from 12 noon to 2 p.m., at the Gorham Chapel of Dolby Funeral Chapels, 76 State Street, Gorham. A funeral service will be held following visitation at 2p.m.. Interment will be held later in the spring at the Hillside Cemetery, Houston Road, Gorham.

 

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