Marshall M. Strout Jr.
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Brewer - Marshall M. Strout Jr., 86, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Maine Veteran's Home of Bangor surrounded by family. Marshall was born in Bar Harbor on January 11, 1933, a son of the late Kathleen Farnsworth and Marshall Strout Sr.
After graduating from Bar Harbor High School, Marshall served with the 45th Infantry Division during the Korean War, and later was employed by the Department of Transportation for 32 years. On August 24, 1958, he married his love, Frances Whalen. He was a life member and Past Commander of the Daniel E. Geagan Post #98 American Legion in Brewer, a life member and Past Commander of Isaac E. Clewley Post #4917 V.F.W. in Brewer, a life member of Burton-Goode-Sargent Chapter 1 of the Maine Korean War Veterans in Bangor, a life member of The Military Order of the Purple Heart Joshua Chamberlain Chapter 1865 in Brewer, a life member of Bangor Elk's #244, and a member of the Brewer Fraternal Order of Eagles.
In addition to his parents, Marshall was predeceased by his brother Maurice.
Surviving are his beloved wife Frances Strout; two nieces, Debra and Margaret, who are grateful to be with Marshall at his passing; and two nephews, Patrick and David.
A private family service will be held at the Bayside Cemetery in Eastport. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marshall's memory may be made to the Peavey Memorial Library, 26 Water St., Eastport, ME 04631.
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Published on October 27, 2019


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Margaret Whalen
Nov 05, 2019
Many thanks to those of you who have joined us in mourning the death and celebrating the life of our dear uncle Marshall. Marshall had struggled mightily with his health since mid-July, and my cousin Debra and I were with him for much of that time. It was a hard leave-taking, but as my son wisely told me, “Mom, you are getting the chance to see the heart of the man.” And what a heart it was! Marshall was a lovely uncle, funny, warm and welcoming, courtly and considerate. He earned the affection of all who knew him, including the many nurses who worked with him in these last months, for his unfailing politeness and sweetness even through a difficult time. He was also profoundly brave: th...e recipient of a Purple Heart as a young man, he battled back from his first illness this summer against all predictions, determined to get back home to his wife Dimpy. He was devoted to Dimpy for their 61 years of marriage, and they were a strong, affectionate team who embodied the fierce independence for which Mainers are known. Much of my love for Maine is grounded in the time I spent with him and Dimpy as a child at the family camp. I am grateful to have had this time with him—and thank you for honoring this most honorable man.Read more
Larry T Doughty
Oct 31, 2019
My condolences to Marshal's family and friends. Marshal was a long-time friend and supporter.
Harry Nelson
Oct 31, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Marshall was my first Party Chief when I came to work for MaineDOT in 1977. He was always pleasant and likeable and cared for his people. He kept meticulous neat survey notes, likely hundreds of field books in the MaineDOT B-File that he created. MaineDOT gave everyone a diary to keep track of projects and charges etc. Marshall's diary also contained things like birthdays of his men and other details. Marshall was part of a group from Bartlett Engineering in Bar Harbor that Engineer Dick Coleman hired when the company went out of business. Marshall worked on the early days of Interstate-95 and as I recall on the I-395 connector between Bangor and Brewer. Most ...of his career the work was done with an engineers transit and tape, and when he retired, electronic instruments were just coming to the field crews. I am in the Augusta office now, and often consult old field books in the basement. I ran across Marshall in a book from Bartlett Engineering where he was doing levelling and cross sections in 1958 on I-95 in Newport. I still live in Newport, but when my future Party Chief was surveying, I was 2 years old! Thanks for the memories Marshall, God Bless!Read more
Harry Spencer
Oct 28, 2019
Many memories of Marshall from his time working at the Department of Transportation.
Sympathies to the family.
Linda Conn
Oct 27, 2019
Debra and Margaret, I am so sorry for your loss. Your uncle was so blessed to have you with him in his last days. May God bless you in your sorrow!
Jerry and Linda Conn
Oct 27, 2019