Sterling's Story

Pembroke - Sterling D. Crowe, 85, LTC (RET) US Army, died July 11, 2016, in Pembroke. He was born at Northeast Harbor on August 23, 1930, the son of Sterling Rood and Verna (Frost) Crowe.

Dave married Marion Evelyn Luce on March 28, 1952, at Readfield. He served in the US Army with the 7th Armored Div., the 1st Cavalry Div. and the Maine Army National Guard as Military Property Officer (Facilities Engineer) until retiring as Lt. Col. Dave graduated from Worcester Academy, class of '48, the University of Maine, class of '52, the US Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS and various other US Army Schools. He was a Past Master of Lafayette Lodge No. 48 AF & AM of Readfield, a member of Winthrop Chapter No. 37 Royal Arch Masons and Trinity Commandery No. 1, Augusta.

Dave is survived by one son, David M. Crowe and his wife, Roxie (Harris) Crowe of TN; granddaughters, Rebecca (Crowe) Burgess, her husband, Jeromie R. Burgess and his great-grandson, Mason Burgess, and Alexandra T. Crowe; grandson, Richard D. Crowe and his wife, Ashley (Walls) Crowe and her son, Kelton Grubbs; several nieces, nephews; and dear friend, Alma Jane Kistner. He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Marion "Mickey"; and three half brothers, Robert M. Savage, Horace E. Savage and Edward D. Savage.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 3rd at Iron Works Methodist Church, Little Falls Rd., Pembroke. A committal Service will take place 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 5th at The Old Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Civic Center Drive (129 Blue Star Ave.), Augusta.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Pembroke Historical Society, PO Box 247, Pembroke, ME 04666. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com
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