Thomaston — George Styles, 90, died Nov. 29, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born Sept. 6, 1922 in London, England to Charles and Grace Day Styles. He attended Rotherhythe Nautical School in London. He worked on the Civilian Economy until the start of World War II. George went to sea in 1939 and stayed at sea until the end of the war. He left the Merchant Marine in Aug. 21, 1948 and took a job at the Rutherford Press in New Jersey as a book binder.
He met and married Bertha Possehl and they made their home in Paramus, N.J. They retired to Thomaston in 1988 where they spent the rest of their lives. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the American Legion in Thomaston. George enjoyed fishing, relaxing and his social activities. He will be sadly missed by friends and family.
He was predeceased by his wife Bertha in 2003 and by a sister, Mary Towercy.
He is survived by a son, Glenn D. Styles and his wife Hilda of Nobleboro; daughter, Lin Granger of Bend, Ore.; sister, Elizabeth Fulling of Florida; brother, Douglas Styles of London, England; grandchildren, Christiana Bachelder of Nobleboro, Patrick D. Styles of Nobleboro, Cassie Franklin of Phoenix, Ariz., Leah McIntosh of Texas; great-grandson, Zachariah Bachelder of Nobleboro; nephews, John Styles of Long Island, N.Y.; Martin Towercy of Warrington, U.K.; nieces, Nina Deschamps of U.K. and Christina Fulling of Florida.
A memorial service with military honors will be held Friday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 78 Main St., Thomaston. Should friends desire, contributions in George’s memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 500 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME 04101.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall’s Funeral and Cremation Service, 78 Main St., Thomaston.