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Norwood W. Bakeman, 89, died Thursday, July 7, 2016, at his residence at Seaport Village, with his loving family by his side. He was born January 28, 1927, to Leon and Ella (Morey) Bakeman.

He was a veteran of WWII in the Army serving in the South Pacific. He worked for 21 years at St. Regis Paper Company in Bucksport, and then he worked for and retired from Maine Maritime Academy in the maintenance department. Norwood loved to hunt, especially with his hunting companion and brother-in-law, Eugene Bouchard.  He also enjoyed fishing, boating and scuba diving. While scuba diving off of Castine, he found two Venetian Urns that were carbon dated to five thousand years old, which are now on display at the Wilson Museum in Castine. The find was featured in People Magazine. After retiring Norwood became an avid woodworker. He built and sold model lighthouses, and often could be found in his workshop building a piece of furniture for his children and grandchildren.

Norwood is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Teresa R. (Bouchard) Bakeman of Ellsworth; four sons, Leon Bakeman and wife, Vicki, of Silverdale, WA, Paul Bakeman and wife, Cindy, of Bucksport, Bruce Bakeman and wife, Diane, of Bucksport and Florida, and John Bakeman and wife, Gloria, of Bangor; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; a special nephew, Clifford Weaver; as well as many other nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two sisters, Lena Bakeman and Lenora Brockelbank. In addition to his parents, Norwood was predeceased by his siblings, Woodrow Bakeman, Earl Bakeman, Alice Bakeman, Lurena Weaver, Bessie Mixer, Frances Sargent, Julia Weaver and Myra Brockelbank.

A private family service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bucksport.  www.mitchelltweedie-young.com
Published on  July 11, 2016
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