Arthur M. Creamer
Waldoboro — Arthur M. Creamer, 91, passed away peacefully at the Togus VA Medical Center on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.
He was born Oct. 19, 1921 in Waldoboro the son of the late Millard and Lillian Roscoe Creamer.
Arthur served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a proud member of the VFW Post 4525 located in Waldoboro. Arthur had many interests in his life and a big interest was that of fishing. He enjoyed fishing both fresh and salt water. He always spent a lot of time smelting; some say he had a natural knack for it because people would often be left wondering how he was able to catch so many smelts. He spent many years as the fish warden and would help the alewives come up the river and over the rocks. He also spent some time as the harbormaster in town as well as occupying the role of town constable. He was also a lobster fisherman for many years and was able to fish with his father and later on with his sons. He was very visible at town meetings and made sure that if he had an opinion it was heard. Some even said that he was the life of the meetings.
He was a member of the St. Paul Community Center on Dutchneck. He also raised laying hens for years. He enjoyed hunting and bowling at Depatsy Lanes and playing cards. Most of all he loved the family gatherings and clamming. He and his wife also were able to work alongside each other for about 10 years as the two picked crab meat together.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Beryle Creamer; daughter Noreen Bridges; son-in-law Peter Bridges; brother Carl Creamer; sister Madelyn Pottamitis; and brother-in-law Alfred Benne.
He is survived by his sons Harlan Creamer and his wife Michelle of Waldoboro; Millard Creamer and his fiancé Madine Callam of Waldoboro; Arthur “Bay” Creamer and his girlfriend Debbie Herbert of Maine; daughter Wynona Cragg and her husband David of Spokane, Wash.; sister Joyce Benner of Windsor; grandchildren Linda Bridges and friend Joe Henry of South Bristol; Harlan “Spikee” Creamer and his wife Amy of Bath; Toni Feltis and Jared Lagassie of Easton; Adam Mathew of Washington state; Dana Creamer of Brunswick; great-granddaughter Mia Feltis of Easton and many other children he thought of as his grandkids: Dale Griffin, Sara Callam, Carrie LaBranche, and Brian and Tom Weinkle.
A time of visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro with a celebration of life following at 11 a.m.
Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Waldoboro Food Pantry, 1027 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572, The St. Paul Society, c/o Eleanor Travis, 1582 Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572 or The Dutchneck Community Building, c/o Don Thieme, 916 Dutchneck Road, Waldoboro, ME 04572.
You are invited to share your condolences, memories and photos with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home 949 Main St. Waldoboro, ME 04572