Russell T. McCrum, 84
HARRISON — Russell T. McCrum, 84, passed away on Sept. 7, 2012.
Russell was born in Portland on Oct. 10, 1927, the son of Samuel R. and Helen C. (Taylor) McCrum. He was a lifelong resident of South Portland and Harrison. He graduated from Deering High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Korean War.
He worked at S.D. Warren Paper Mill as a research technician and retired after 30 years of service.
He enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting with his friends Downeast and loved canoeing on Sebago Lake and Long Lake.
Russ enjoyed world travels to various places including Scotland, Ireland and Australia. He relished in playing cribbage and spent the last several years (at Russ’ pace) remodeling his home on Long Lake. Above all, he loved his family and valued his good friends.
He was a member of the Deering Lodge of Masons #216 AF & AM in Portland, and numerous other Masonic lodges throughout Maine. Russ was also devoted member of the Scottish Rite and the Kora Temple Shrine. He played the bagpipes for over two decades with the Highlanders. He was also an avid member of several other organizations including the American Legion and the VFW.
He was predeceased by wife Gloria M. (Bridges); son, Russell T. McCrum Jr.; and sisters, Ruth Titcomb, Marcia Coughlin and Hazel McCrum.
He is survived by daughters, Carol Quinn, Cynthia Dorsey and Cathy McCrum; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Mae McCrum.
A graveside service was held at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at 11 a.m. Pastor John Twitchell officiated. Arrangements are made by the Kincer Funeral Home in Richmond.
Memorial donations may be made in Russell’s memory to: The Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St., Boston, MA 02114.