Philip W. Strout Sr.

WESTBROOK — Philip Wayne Strout Sr. passed away peacefully at home on Nov. 22, 2011.

Born in Gorham on Nov. 29, 1940, he was the son of Ruth (Verrill) and Raymond Strout. He was raised and educated in Gorham and was a 1959 graduate of Gorham High School.

Soon after, he would serve his country in the United States Navy. Phil also took the time to go on for more education to get his electrician’s license.

The S.D. Warren Paper Mill of Westbrook was the place he returned to day after day, working long hours for many years to provide for his family. The mill is from where he retired.

In 1961, Phil met Beatrice A. Maxwell, soon married, was a constant provider and built a life of memories. These moments were celebrated this past October in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

He liked fishing and hunting, as well as being in the Maine woods on the ATV. He was a lifetime member of the Scarborough Rod and Gun Club and would meet there as long as he was able. He enjoyed the time spent in his reloading room, had a love for travel, Harleys, lobster and had a great sense of humor. Above all, Phil was a devoted family man, a constant provider who, through great sacrifice, always looked out for the welfare of his family.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice A. Strout of Westbrook; three children, Philip W. Strout Jr. of Windham, Sylvia J. DeRoche of Westbrook and Daniel E. Strout of Westbrook; three brothers, Paul Strout of Gorham, Gary Day of Casco and Richard Day of Windham; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

A period of visitation was held on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Dolby Funeral Chapel, 434 River Road, Windham, followed by a funeral service. Pastor Tony Vafiades officiated.

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