CORINTH and DOVER-FOXCROFT - C. Eastman Sawyer, 94, the husband of Roberta (Curran) Sawyer, died peacefully April 20, 2013, at Hibbard Nursing Home, Dover-Foxcroft, after an extended illness. He was born Nov. 29, 1918, in Corinth, the son of Walter and Gertrude (Yeaton) Sawyer.
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He attended Hebron Academy and Husson College and then found employment in the Pentagon. At the start of World War II he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in India for two years flying supplies to China. On returning home, he became credit manager at Eastern Maine General Hospital where he was employed for 25 years. He was an avid golfer and a member of Kenduskeag Valley Golf Course for more than 40 years. He was a 30 year member of Corinth Lion's Club and a trustee of East Corinth Academy. Following his retirement in 1979 he and his wife spent the next 28 years wintering in Zephyrhills, Fla., and returning summers to their camp on Big Pushaw Lake. While in Florida, Eastman was very active in the Bet Mar Community.
Surviving in addition to his wife of 64 years; are daughter, Janet Sawyer and husband, Dwain Allen, of Dover-Foxcroft; son, Thomas Sawyer and wife, Angel, of Corinth; three grandchildren, Michelle Sawyer-Houle and husband, Patrick, of Morrisville, Vt., John Sawyer of Gardiner and Matthew Sawyer of Corinth; and great-grandson, Desmond Sawyer-Houle. The family wishes to thank everyone at Hibbard Nursing Home, especially the special care unit.
Everyone is invited to join the family 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at Corinth United Methodist Church, for a time of telling stories and remembrance. A private service and burial will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are in care of Thompson Funeral Home, 17 Hudson Road, Corinth. Those who wish may make donations in memory of Eastman to Alzheimer's Association, 170 US Route 1, Suite B, Falmouth, ME 04105. Please visit www.ThompsonFuneralHome.org.
Published in BDN Maine on Apr. 22, 2013