MONMOUTH - Gerry Francis Sanborn, 77, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Dec.16, 2013, after a brief illness.
He was born in Lewiston on Feb. 27, 1936, the son of Kenneth Eugene and Laura (Gilman) Sanborn of Monmouth.
He lived in Monmouth his entire life. He graduated valedictorian of his class at Monmouth Academy in 1954. He enlisted in the Army following graduation serving his country for three years. He was stationed in Ingrandes, QM Depot, in France. Following his honorable discharge he started the apprenticeship program at Bath Iron Works and continued his employment for 37 years, retiring from the Fleet Service Engineering Dept. in 1995.
Gerry was very active in Monmouth. He served as a volunteer fireman, as a member of the Lions Club, Parent-Teachers Club President and on the Monmouth School Board, serving 12 years; several as Vice- Chairman.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jessie (Chudy) Sanborn; daughters, Darlene Sanborn and her husband, Russell Stoddard, and Kelly Webb and her fiancé, TJ Quinn, Deanna Sanborn and her friend, David Leeman, Kristin Sanborn and her boyfriend, Jeffrey Howes; grandchildren, Dary and Joshua Stroup, Chelsea and Jenna Andrews, Abigail Webb and Corey Tatarka; brothers, Dana E. Sanborn and Wayne M. Sanborn. He also enjoyed the company of his special cats, Smokey and Smudge.
Many Thanks to DFD Russell Medical Center and the Staff on Y3 and M1 at Central Maine Medical Center.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at Roberts Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop with a celebration of Gerry's life starting at 3 p.m. A military burial will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to the Gerry F. Sanborn Technical Scholarship Fund, C/O Gerry F. Sanborn Scholarship Fund, Monmouth Academy Trustees, 157 Academy Street, Monmouth, ME 04259.
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