Final Passages

Richard Kilborn, 74

December 28, 2019 at 2:17 pm

South Hampton N.H. Richard “Rick” Kilborn, 74, of South Hampton N.H., died Saturday Dec. 28, 2019 at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was born on July 14, 1945, in Webster, Mass. to the late Richard L. and Ruth Marie (Stevens) Kilborn. Rick enlisted in the U.S. Navy after highRead More

David Joseph Splaine, Sr., 86

December 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

East Greenwich, R.I. David Joseph Splaine, Sr., passed away peacefully on Dec. 22, 2019 with his loving family present. He was 86 years of age and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dolores D. (Quinn) Splaine. David was a shining example of how to conduct oneself as aRead More

Robert Kits van Heyningen, 62

December 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Bristol, R.I. Robert W. B. Kits van Heyningen, 62, died Dec. 14, 2019 in Boston, Mass., surrounded by his loving family. Born in Montreal, Canada, on April 4, 1957, he was the son of the late Arent and Josina Kits van Heijningen. He grew up in Newport, R.I., returning toRead More

Faith Alden Paulsen, 81

December 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

Marion, Mass. Faith Alden Paulsen, who lived her entire life in Mattapoisett and Marion, Massachusetts, died Dec. 1 from complications of Alzheimer’s. Large portions of her life were spent at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir for over 30 years and served on the altar guild.Read More

John Gardner, 90

November 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

Castine, Maine John Gardner died Nov. 21, 2019. He was 90 years old and lived in Castine, where he raised his family with his wife, Elaine, built exquisitely detailed models of yachts and working boats, and was a fiercely competitive sailor. Gardner spent part of his childhood in Castine, withRead More

Byron Andrew Crowe, 87

November 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

Spruce Head, Maine Byron Andrew Crowe died peacefully in his summer home in Spruce Head, Maine, on Nov. 19, 2019. Byron was born in Mt. Vernon, New York, and grew up in Coventry, R.I. He graduated from Dean Academy, in Franklin, Mass., in 1949. In 1952 Byron married his firstRead More

Robert Witherill, 94

October 31, 2019 at 2:19 pm

Belfast, Maine Former Penobscot Bay Compass Adjuster, Robert “Bob” Witherill died on Oct. 31 at Waldo County Hospital in Belfast. He was born on March 22, 1925 in Waterville, Maine. He attended Colby College, the Navy V-12 program at Bates, then U.S. Naval Reserve Midshipmen School at Columbia University andRead More

Carl Chase, 77, and Susan Chase, 75

October 27, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Brooksville, Maine Theirs was a life lived together – fully. Susan was born in 1944 in New York City, N.Y., to Frances Chester Jones and Edward Jennings Becker. Raised in St. Louis, Mo., she was the first of five children. In 1962 she graduated from John Burroughs High School withRead More

Olaf Harken, 80

October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

Pewaukee, Wis. Olaf Theodore Harken, 80, passed away Oct. 21, 2019. He was born May 6, 1939 in Medan, Sumatra, Indonesia. Olaf died where he lived most of his adult life, in Pewaukee Wisconsin. Olaf and his older brother, Peter, created the hugely successful rope handling business that bears theirRead More

Leslie Bex, 81

October 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Camden, Maine Captain Leslie “Les” E. Bex, Jr., 81, of Camden, Maine, passed away on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Sussman House in Rockport. Born in Ashland, Wisconsin, on Nov. 24, 1937, he was the son of Leslie and Valeria (Gusneiski) Bex and attended Batavia High School in Illinois, whereRead More