William E. Winslow

CASCO — William “Bill” Ernest Winslow, 83 of Mayberry Hill, passed away Dec. 31, 2010 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris after a long battle with Parkinson’s.

Bill was born June 15, 1927 in Taunton, Mass., son of G. Ernest and Hazel Kimball Winslow. At an early age, Bill’s family moved to Chatham, N.H. where he received in education in a one-room schoolhouse. Bill joined the Navy during World War II and spent his tour of duty in the South Pacific aboard the USS Ebert, the first diesel-to-electric destroyer escort.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and an expert woodsman. Following in his father’s footsteps, he became a master carpenter and cabinetmaker. For many years, he was caretaker for summer residents as well as for Tall Timbers, a boys’ summer camp. Bill also led his own neighborhood watch. Whenever neighbors saw him in his van, they felt comfort in knowing he was keeping an eye out for their safety and the safety of their property.

Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Jobyna Chapman Winslow; a son, Bruce Winslow of Casco; a daughter, Linda “Lynn” Ribas of Otisfield; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Evelyn McCallister; and a nephew.

In the spring Bill will be returned to his boyhood home in Chatham, N.H. at the foot of Evan’s Notch.  A celebration of his life will be held at Hall Funeral Home, 165 Quaker Ridge, Casco, on Thursday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in his memory to: Maine Veterans Home, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281 or Casco Rescue, PO Box 1810, Windham, ME 04062.

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