PITTSFIELD - Sergeant First Class Nathan W. Haynes, 64, retired, died Nov. 1, 2013 at a Bangor Hospital following a long battle with cancer. He was born in Hartland, ME Oct. 12, 1949, the son of Russell H and Dorothy (Kirby) Haynes.
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He was a graduate of Maine Central Institute class of 1968. He graduated from Gorham State Teachers College with a bachelor's degree, in the class of 1972. He continued his education at Gorham working on a Masters Degree until he joined the U.S. Army on Nov. 03, 1974 retiring as Sergeant First Class on Nov. 30, 1994. Sgt. Haynes participated in both Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He married Cheryl Grover in Detroit on July 24, 1999. After his retirement he worked for Vic Firth Manufacturing in Newport for 10 years and he also worked at Walpole until his retirement in 2011. Nathan loved watching the History Channel and especially loved Military History shows. He loved woodworking, antiquing with his wife Cheryl, going to dances and dancing with his wife Cheryl, and his favorite thing to do was to play penny poker with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl A. Haynes of Pittsfield, one son, James Cowan of Palmyra, one daughter and her husband, Jennifer and Allen Brawn of Canaan, one brother, Michael P. Haynes and his significant other, Lauri Dostie of Canaan, two sisters, and their husbands, Sylvia and Richard Thurlow of Detroit, Tammie and Mark Howland of Detroit, two grandchildren, Hannah and Michael Pelletier of Canaan, a sister-in-law, Lillian Haynes of Pittsfield, his aun,t Helen Haynes of Pittsfield, his mother-in-law, Betty Grover of Milbridge, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Rusty Hayes. He will also be remembered by Cheryl's brothers and sisters and their families.
Graveside services with military honors will be conducted 2 PM Friday Nov. 8, 2013 at the Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 163 Mt Vernon Road, Augusta, ME. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Service Center, 34 High St., Newport. To sign an online guest book and leave written tributes please visit: www.PhilipBrownFuneralHome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 2, 2013