GUILFORD - Stephen Emerson Hall, 72, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep May 9, 2014. Steve was born Oct. 8, 1941 to Donald and Elizabeth Hall of Dover-Foxcroft.
Steve graduated from Foxcroft Academy in 1960. He moved to Houlton where he was the store manager for the First National chain of grocery stores. He later began his career in law enforcement as a patrol officer for the Houlton P.D. From there he advanced his career by becoming a Maine State Game Warden, transferring to Jackman, and then to Guilford, where he was promoted from District Warden to Sergeant, and retired as a Lieutenant. After retiring from the Warden Service he took on a second career of Real Estate sales and management and also served three consecutive terms as a State Senator in the Maine Legislature. Steve was very active for many years in the Guilford Kiwanis Club, serving as it's President as well as Auctioneer; he served as President of the Piscataquis Country Club; he was Chairman of the Piscataquis Republican Committee, and served as a member of the SAD #4 School board. Steve's many hobbies include golfing, hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, looking for good deals, and spending time in the outdoors. He was always the happiest when he was helping others.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanette; sons, Steve and his wife, Carol, Rod and his partner, Concho, Galen and his wife, Lisa, Donnie and his wife, Judi, daughter, Karen and her husband, Jon, his grandchildren, Christopher, Matt, Derek, Dustin, Danielle, Kaitlyn, Lindsay, Jacquelyn, Joseph, Joshua, Brad, Nick, Andrew, and Adam, and his great-grandchildren, Braydon, Logan, Caleb, Quinton, Liliana, Maddi, Tucker, Cullen, Ashlynn, Shevlin. He was predeceased by his parents, Donald and Elizabeth, his sisters, Pat and Gloria, and his daughter, Cheryl.
Visiting hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 14th, at the Guilford United Methodist Church on North Main Street, with Pastor Reeni Cipullo officiating. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery on Elm Street, in Guilford, followed by a celebration of life in the church parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Maine Warden Service. Make checks payable to MWSA, c/o John McDonald, treasurer, 427 Lawrence Rd., Pownal, ME 04069. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.