George C. Tinkham Jr.

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SEBAGO - George C. Tinkham Jr., 88, passed away on Jan. 7, 2019 at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.

He was born in Portland on Nov. 19, 1930, a son of the late George Sr. and Anna (Boyle) Tinkham and graduated from Portland High School in 1948.

George proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

For many years, George worked as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. After retiring in 1985, he owned and operated the Shop and Chop Tree Farm, in Sebago.

He will always be remembered for the enjoyment he had with antique cars, golfing, yard sales, buying Christmas related items, and playing cards.

George was also very active in his community. He served as a Selectman from 1989 - 1998 for the Town of Sebago, was active in the Sebago Lions Club where he received the prestigious Melvin Jones Fellowship, and Christmas tree growing associations.

He is predeceased by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Elizabeth (Moffatt) Tinkham, in 2013; and a sister, June M. Spiller.

He is survived by his children, Dennis and Daniel Tinkham; siblings, L. Donald Tinkham, Francis D. Tinkham and his wife, Etchan, Ruth A. Briggs and her husband, Robert, and Philip E. Tinkham and his wife, Diane; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Maine Veterans Home for their care and compassion.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Sebago Center Community Church, 415 Bridgton Rd., in Sebago. Burial will be in the spring at New Sebago Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Poitras, Neal and York Funeral Home, Cornish. Online condolence messages can be submitted at www.mainefuneral.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in George's memory to the Maine Veterans Home, 290 US Rte. 1, Scarborough, Maine 04074.

Funeral Home
Poitras, Neal & York Funeral Home & Cremation Service
71 Maple St
Cornish, ME 04020
(207) 625-3221
Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Jan. 10, 2019
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