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Ayer Sr., 84
ETNA & YARMOUTH -- Raymond H. Ayer Sr., 84, died on July 23, 2013, at the Veterans Medical Center, Togus, following a long struggle with Asbestosis.
Raymond was born in Bath on May 3, 1929, the son of Percy R. and Marguerite Place Ayer.
Raymond was a WWII Army Veteran.
Raymond was a life long electrician working out of the IBEW union 1253 in Augusta. He worked locally throughout Maine and several other States. He enjoyed working out west as an electrician in the 'Big' Coal Mines in Wyoming.
He enjoyed hunting, watching westerns on TV especially John Wayne movies. He loved the Christmas season and all the special Christmas decorations.
He was a member of the Yarmouth Masons and a member of Kora Shrine in Lewiston.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy B. Ayer of Etna; two daughters, Valerie and Raylene of New Jersey, one son, Ray Jr. of New Jersey; two step-sons, Tommy and Ronnie, and a step-daughter, Nancy. He was predeceased by his mother and father; two sisters and a brother.
Friends may call on Monday, July 29, 2013, from 12 p.m. until time of service at 1 p.m., at the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. The Rev. Ernest Campbell will officiate. Committal prayers will be said at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the family lot Riverside Cemetery Yarmouth. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
The family would like to say a special thank you to the Bangor VA Clinic, Dr. 'V,' Terry and Raespha for their kindness.
In lieu of flowers, donations
can be made to:
The VA Hospice Unit 1
VA Medical Center
Togus, Maine 04330
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 27, 2013