Glenn W. Emery
Glenn Woodrow Emery, 94, died on Aug. 13, 2013 at Ledgeview Living Center.
Glenn was born in West Paris on April 16, 1919, the son of the late Amma and Inez (Swift) Emery.
Glenn attended West Paris schools, graduating in 1936 from West Paris High School. After working for a brief time in Bingham, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps in December 1937.
While stationed at both Scott Field and Chanute Field in Illinois, he met Mary (Mae) Sorbie, marrying her in January 1941.
He was also stationed for a brief time In Bury St. Edmond, England. Upon being discharged in October 1945 after nearly eight years of service, Glenn returned to West Paris where he would reside for the rest of his life.
Glenn worked as a carpenter for his brother, Keith Emery, until the late sixties when he became a rural mail carrier for the US Postal Service until his retirement in 1981.
Carpentry remained a hobby all his life and he crafted wooden items from whirligigs to cradles and everything in between.
In the 1970’s, he totally remodeled the home where he had grown up at Trap Corner and lived there with Mae until recently.
He was an avid gardener raising many vegetables and selling rhubarb and blackberries. Glenn also played the drums, both in school and later for the Parisiennes and Lord’s Orchestra, playing for Saturday night dances in pavilions such as Abner’s in Albany and the Top Hat in Hanover. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Glenn served as selectman for the Town of West Paris and on the school board for SAD 17.
Glenn is survived by his wife of more than 72 years, Mae; one son, Norman Emery and his wife, Elaine (Penley), of West Paris; one daughter, Janet Knapp and her husband, Carroll, of St. George; two granddaughters, Lara Lupien and her husband, Thomas, of Waldoboro; and Stephanie Emery of Moab, Utah; three great-granddaughters, Claire, Allison and Emily Lupien of Waldoboro; nephews Lawrence Emery and his wife, Carolyn, of Sacramento, Calif.; Warren Emery and his wife, Mary of West Paris; a niece, Irene Lynch of Poland; and their families. He was predeceased by his sister, Madeline (Emery) Berry and her husband, Elmer; his brother, Keith Emery and his wife, Edna; and a nephew, Dwight Emery.
The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Ledgeview Living Center for their excellent care extended to Glenn throughout his stay there.
Private graveside services will be held for family at a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in West Paris. Donations may be made in Glenn’s memory to the West Paris Public Library, PO Box 307, West Paris, ME 04289.