- E. Harold Scholl passed away on March 27, 2017. He carried himself with pride and dignity throughout a long and well-lived life of 96 years.
Harold was born in Portland, January 9, 1921, and moved to Calais two years later to be with his parents Ernest Harrison Scholl and Anna Trachsel Scholl. He graduated from Calais Academy in 1937 and Cincinnati School of Embalming in 1941. He served a tour of duty as a hospital corpsman in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. He married Clarice C. Jewell in September 1946, and they lived happily together for sixty-three years.
Harold joined his father at the Scholl Funeral Home and Flower Shop in Calais and also operated the associated ambulance service. He assumed the full responsibility for the business a few years later due to his father's untimely death. He operated and grew the business for forty-five years, retiring in 1986. He was proud to be a life member (72 years), past commander, and adjutant of the American Legion, plus a life member of the Boyd-Smith Post #9779 VFW. He was a life member, past president, treasurer, and clerk of the Calais Bowling Club, joining in 1939 and he remained active into his eighties. He was past president and secretary of the Calais Rotary Club and a member of the Masonic Lodge for 70 years as well as the Hugh De Paynes Commandery #15, Anah Shrine Temple, and the Schoodic Shrine Club. He was a member of the Calais Congregational Church since 1935. He served on the planning boards of the City of Calais and Washington County and had served as a volunteer firefighter, having battled some of the larger fires that struck his hometown. After retirement, he spent summers on Meddybemps Lake, and for sixteen years, he and his wife traveled to Vero Beach, Florida, in the winter where he made many friends and enjoyed playing bocce. Seeking adventure, he made two international trips, to Europe at age 89 and to Turkey at age 91.
He is survived by his son, Ernie Scholl and wife Maggie of New Sharon; three grandchildren Jennifer Scholl of California, Nathan Scholl and wife Kim of Rhode Island, and Amy Scholl of New Sharon; two great grandchildren, Brandon and Tinsley. He was predeceased by his wife, Clarice, sister Norma McIntyre, and grandson Jeffrey Scholl.
Masonic services conducted by Maine Lodge #20 will be held on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Wiles Remembrance Center, 308 Franklin Road, Jay, with Funeral Services to follow. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Center two hours prior to the services. Interment will be at the New Maine Veterans Cemetery in Augusta later in the spring. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to the Shriner's Hospitals, c/o Anah Shrine Temple, P.O. Box 735, Bangor, Maine 04402 to help transport children of Washington County to a Shrine Hospital. Condolences and tributes may be shared on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com.
Published on  March 30, 2017