Maynard Linscott Jr. passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Marshwood facility in Lewiston after a long battle with cancer. As his illness progressed, he was cared for with kindness and consideration by the hospice staff of Kno-Wal-Lin, and their support of the family was very much appreciated.

Maynard was born July 15, 1922, the first-born son of Maynard Sr. and Amy Beckett Linscott.

He was predeceased by his parents; his brother Harlan Linscott; and his son Jon Linscott.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Mary Lou O’Neill-Linscott; his sister, Janette Spaulding of Rockland; and his children, Linda Grard and her husband, Gary, of Vassalboro, Ronald Linscott and his wife, Diane, of Rockland, Letty Linscott of Rockland, Kenneth Linscott of Waterville, Gregory Cline of California and Cheryl Archangeli of Scranton, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, Alvin Chase Jr., Angela Vachon, Anissa Chase, Aaron Chase, Rob Linscott, Ron Linscott, Rebecca Linscott, Jan Linscott, Jamie Thomas, Danny Linscott, Jeremy Linscott, Gregory Francis, Jason Archangeli, Michael Archangeli and Tina Archangeli; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.

Always a “Thomaston boy” at heart, he graduated from Thomaston High School, maintaining friendships with classmates through the years. Maynard served with the U.S. Army during World War II; as a P.O.W., he was missing in action for nine months. After his liberation he returned to his beloved Thomaston. As a young man raising a family, Maynard was employed by Wood’s Bus and Taxi Service, driving the bus on its commute to and from Port Clyde, serving the residents on the peninsula, and later driving the commute between Thomaston and Camden. Being the “people person” he was, many patrons became friends never forgotten. In the 1950s he became employed by the Ware family working at Eastern Tire Service, becoming co-owner of the business in 1978 and retiring in 1984. Through his business years he enjoyed his contact with people, whether they were his customers or he was theirs.

In 1955 Maynard became interested in the Bible and its truths and as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses for over 50 years, has been a loyal and supportive member of the Thomaston Congregation.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 25 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 33 Rockville St. in Rockport.