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John W. Winkin Jr. WATERVILLE -- John passed surrounded by his family on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at the Lakewood Continuing Care Center where he had been a resident for the past six years. He was born in Englewood, N.J., on July 23, 1919, the son of Cora Senner and John W. Winkin Sr. John lived his early life in New Jersey until going to college at Duke University in Durham, N.C. At Duke John was a three-sport athlete and played baseball under the legendary 'Colby Jack' Coombs, graduating in the spring of 1941. After graduation John enlisted in the U.S. Navy, became an officer and served with distinction, becoming a lieutenant commander and served in the Pacific for four and one half years. John's ship was delayed on Dec. 6 heading into Pearl Harbor and was fortunate to miss the major part of the attack on Dec. 7. After the war John returned to New Jersey, tried his hand at sports writing and was part of the startup of SPORT Magazine. In addition he worked at the media side and became a pioneer in television sports as a pre-game Yankee analyst along with Mel Allen and Curt Gowdy. John also completed his masters and doctoral studies at Columbia University in New York City. In 1949 he became a teacher- coach at the high school level and worked with baseball at all levels. John's successes and the influence of 'Colby Jack' John secured the position as baseball coach at Colby College. In the next two decades Colby would become a power in New England baseball, John would coach almost every sport and rose to the position of Professor of Physical Education and Director of Athletics. At Colby John met and married Christine Woodbury, grew a family with children David and Mary and became a leader in local sports. John developed and coached Little League through American Legion and raised the quality of baseball in the area and throughout Maine. In 1974 The University of Maine brought John to Orono as the head coach of baseball. John led an already successful program to new heights, becoming THE regional Division I baseball John W. Winkin Jr. Veilleux Funeral Home 207-872-7676 program in the East. Six trips to the College World Series in Omaha, finishing in the top three twice, a player list of All American and All Region selections created excitement about baseball all over the state. John moved to Husson College in 1996 and became head coach in 2003. As he finished his head coaching career, John had over 1,000 wins, a legacy of excellence and thousands of young people who benefitted from his teaching and influence. The John Winkin coaching tree has spread far and wide. John is survived by his son David, daughter-in-law Cheryl, and their children, Bethany and Hope; his daughter Mary Hines, her husband George, and her children, Johnathan and Christine Lamanteer, Matthew Annis, Gary Wentworth Jr., Arron Winkin, and Amber Hines. Special thanks to the staff and administration at Lakewood for their caring and loving work for John. Their professionalism and commitment to John was what allowed him make the best of his situation. John's granddaughter Christine was an important caregiver at Lakewood and their relationship was a joy for him. The family would like to thank all for John's close friends that were a huge source of support to him after his stroke. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. There will be a celebration of life scheduled for Aug. 17, at Colby College. Services are under the care and direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville. www.veilleuxfuneralhome.com . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Alfond Youth Center's After School Program 126 North St. Waterville, Maine or the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers 93 Silver St. Waterville, Maine
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Mary Corcoran Hartingh, 96 KENNEBUNK -- Mary Corcoran Hartingh, a resident of Kennebunk, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2014, at her home after living, in her words, 'a grand adventure' on this earth for 96 years. Mary was born in Cambridge, Mass., on Feb. 5, 1918, to Mary Donovan Corcoran and Francis (Frank) Corcoran. She graduated from Cambridge Latin School and in 1939 earned her BS degree from Sargent College, Boston University. She earned an advanced certificate in physical therapy from the University of California in 1947. Mary practiced physical therapy for many years, including at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. In 1944 she married Paul McNally of Arlington. Immediately following their marriage he deployed to Europe with the 106th Infantry Division. He was captured that year during the Battle of the Bulge and died shortly thereafter in a German POW camp. On Oct. 18, 1946, Mary married Jo-Dan Hartingh. They spent more than 50 years sailing, golfing, fly fishing and traveling during their lives in Sausalito, Calif., Traverse City, Mich., and Laguna Hills, Calif. Upon Jo's death in 1997, Mary returned to the East Coast and settled in Kennebunk near her cousin, the late Frances McCarthy Harrison, and extended family. Mary is survived and loved by cousins spanning three generations: John McCarthy and Ellen Woolford of Hadley, Mass.; Mary Corcoran Hartingh Michael, Christina, Jack, Michael, and Kennedy McCarthy of Selah, Wash.; Fran Harrison and Elizabeth Harrison Peplaw of Kennebunk; James, Laura Stovall, John and Linda Harrison of Kennebunk; Joel and Leigh Harrison Racz, and Penelope of Maguire Air Force Base, N.J.; Rosemarie and Steven Corrigan of Kenwood, Calif.; Jeff and Denise McCarthy of Merrimac, N.H.; Anne, Jeff, Rob and Katie Jordan of South Portland; Dave, Lisa, Will and Emily Harrison of Kennebunk; Tom Allard, Mary Alice Harrison and Christy Allard of Kennebunk; Eric Harrison of Kennebunk; Paula, Brad, Kathryn, and Benjamin Walker of Westford, Mass.; and Beth, John, Katherine, Meghan and Lily Kissinger of Hopkinton, N.H. A memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, at St. Martha's Catholic Church, Route One, Kennebunk. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery in Malden, Mass. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk. www.bibberfuneral.com . Should friends desire, donations may be made to Atria Cares, a 501(c)3 emergency assistance fund for employees of The Atria who cared so lovingly for Mary. Atria Cares, Care of Jan Peterson The Atria 1 Penny Lane Kennebunk, Maine 04043
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Jack Lester Barr, 87 PORTLAND -- Jack Lester Barr, 87, of Hollis Center, died on Saturday afternoon at the Barron Center. He was born in Selma, Calif., on July 8, 1927, the son of Floyd Leroy and Gertrude Peak Barr. Jack graduated from Hoover High School, San Diego, Calif., in 1945, and furthered his education at MiraCosta College, Oceanside, Calif., earning an A.S. degree in management in 1980. Jack served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked as a pipefitter at University Heating and Mechanical Company (UMEC) and Bechtel Corporation for many years. Jack was a member of the American Legion Post #365. He was also a member and president of the UMEC Federal Credit Union and president of the UMEC Management Club. Jack was also a member of the VIPs of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department. He was member of The Active Seniors Citizens of Standish. He was a proud member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 230. Jack enjoyed camping and hiking, gardening, swimming, music, RV travel and reading. He was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Jack was predeceased by his daughter, Christine Lynn (Barr) Allen; and brother, Robert Leroy Barr. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Eaton Barr; his son, Douglas Brent Barr, three daughters, Robin Annette (Barr) Oswald, Janice Marie (Roakes) Hubbell, Cathy Lynn (Cork) Baum; and three grandchildren, Jason Cork Baum, Eric Andrew Baum and Rachel Marie Kramp. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on July 26, 2014, at the Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Portland Rd., Buxton. The Rev. Patricia Keeler will officiate. A special thanks to the staff of the Barron Center for their exceptional and loving care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: Barron Center Alzheimer's Unit 1145 Brighton Ave. Portland, Maine 04102 Alzheimer's Foundation of America 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor New York, New York 10001 Jack Lester Barr
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Judith Newton Emery CAPE PORPOISE -- Judith Newton Emery, of Cape Porpoise, died on July 11, 2014, following a brave and gracious fight with metastasized breast cancer. Born on Jan. 14, 1936, in Bellows Falls, Vt., she was the youngest child of Bernice Hatch Newton and Paul Newton. Along with brothers David and Haven, she learned to love the frugalities and joys of up-country small farm life. Early on she attended a one- room schoolhouse, which she reached by horseback. She developed a passion for cooking and sewing from her grandmother Nina Hatch, which led to a BA in home economics from the University of Vermont and a life-long love of feeding family and friends. On Sept. 27, 1958, she married David Jackson Emery of Wayland, Mass. Over their 55+ years together they created loving homes, first in Sudbury, Mass., then in Chittenden and Wallingford, Vt., before finally settling in Cape Porpoise. Always with a love of music, Judy played coronet in her high school marching band and sang in church choirs throughout her life. She also loved the outdoors including gardening, sailing, camping, hiking and skiing, as well as traveling the United States, Europe and Africa and coastal cruising Down East and in the Bahamian and Caribbean islands. A member of The League of Women Voters, throughout her life she was very involved in non-profits focused on serving others, and was always active in church and church choir. Judy, whose love of life was giving and sharing with others, will be greatly missed by everyone who loved her including David, her best friend and husband of 55 years; their daughter Beth Emery Horan and her husband Steve of Franconia, N.H., their son Dwight Emery and his wife Marin of Byfield, Mass.; her grandchildren, Travis and Tucker Horan, and Hayley and Charlotte Emery; her brothers, David and Haven Newton; and her many friends and extended family members. Judy's life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at The Church on the Cape in Cape Porpoise. For those inclined to make a donation in her name, please consider a breast cancer charity, the oncology clinics of Mercy Hospital (Portland) and Dana Farber Hospital (Boston, Mass.), or the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House (Scarborough). Judith Newton Emery
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