Charles Heyward Norburg, Jr.


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Milford - Charles Heyward Norburg, Jr., of Milford, Maine, born April 8, 1931 to the late Charles H. Norburg, Sr. and the late Laura (Harper) Norburg, of Portland, Maine, passed away quietly on Thursday, June 6, 2019, after an extended illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Bangor, Maine. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary E. "Betty", (Hatch), Norburg, along with brothers, Donald, of Savannah, Georgia, John "Jack", of South Portland, Maine, and sisters, Virginia Miller and Barbara Chase, Esq. of Savannah, Georgia, and Florence "Peggy" Wilder of Folly Beach, South Carolina. He is survived by three children, Jonathan of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ian of Milford, Maine, and Karen with husband Ken Varian of Marshfield, Maine; daughter-in-law, Michele St. Martin, of Minneapolis, Minnesota; and grandchildren, Katherine and Caroline St. Martin-Norburg of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Jacob West of Brewer, Maine.
The Funeral service will be held at St. James Episcopal Church, 132 Center St. Old Town, Maine, on Thursday, June 13 at 1 p.m., with internment of his ashes later this summer at the Hatch family cemetery in Newcastle, Maine.
Charles is a graduate of Deering High School in Portland, Maine and the University of Maine in Orono, and is a Marine Veteran of the Korean conflict. He worked for the Maine DOT, retiring in 1987, to enter private practice as a soils evaluator for septic systems. Charles also worked as Code Enforcement Officer and Plumbing Inspector for the towns of Bradley, Eddington, Levant, and Milford Maine.
Charles was active in the Maine State Employees Union, East Masonic Lodge #60 in Old Town, Maine, and St. James Episcopal Church, Old Town.
Charles' favorite pastimes included camping and canoeing, and often fished the Penobscot River from the yard at his home.
Published on June 9, 2019
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5 posts

Shawna L. Hinkley
Jun 12, 2019
Charlie had such a zest for life he lived each day with a sense of excitement. He always looked at the positive side of life and moved forward despite the challenges he faced. I worked with this very Sweet Man for over 15 years... there wasn't a day I didn't love him. I will forever remember his silly sayings, songs and his remarkable ability to recite poetry. He was simply the best!
Melissa L. Doane
Jun 12, 2019
Charles was such an inspiration to so many. His dedication to his family and church will never be matched. He continued to care for his family until his very last days. Betty will be welcoming him with open arms. Bless you Charles~Missy
Steve and Cyndy (Jones) Feit
Jun 10, 2019
Jonathan and Michele, Karen and Ken, and Ian, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. I remember Uncle Charlie always smiling or laughing; he seemed to have a great outlook on life. We pray that you will find comfort in the Lord and the wealth of memories you have of this wonderful man.
Matthew G.Pratt
Jun 10, 2019
Crilly Ritz
Jun 10, 2019
My condolences to the Norburg family.