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Philip Mather

Jun 22, 1923 - Jan 23, 2018

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South China - Philip Mather passed away peacefully at his home on January 23, 2018.
He was born in Brunswick, Maine, on June 22, 1923, to parents Frederick and Vera Clifford Mather. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1942. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, spending 15 months with the 8th Air Force in England as an aerial gunnery instructor. He graduated from Gordon College in 1950 then did one year of graduate studies at Columbia Bible College.
He married Doris Johnson on September 22, 1951. She passed away on June 28, 1993.
Philip pastored Baptist churches for 36 years including Holmes Bay and Kennebec, Kingfield, Mapleton, Dexter, Yarmouth, and Blaine. He continued preaching as an interim pastor in Liberty, South Montville, and Windsor after retiring.
He is survived by three children, Alan Mather and his wife, Bobbi, of So. China, ME, Stephen Mather and his wife, Anastasia, of Staten Island, NY, and Beth Froman of Fairfield, ME; as well as thirteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.
He is also survived by his sisters, Glenna and her husband, Mark Randall, of York, Barbara Ruszczyk of Harpswell, and Doris Victoria Stevens of Brunswick.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Stetson's Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, with a reception to follow in the Stetson's Funeral Home Family Reception Center. Spring interment will be in New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society, 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086. A life tribute may be viewed and memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com
Published on  January 27, 2018
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