Frank S. Collemer, 79, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at his home after a long illness.

Born in Rockland, March 1, 1934, he was the son of Stanton H. and Berenice V. Oxton Collemer. He grew up in Camden and Lincolnville, and attended schools in both communities.

In earlier years, he worked on his father’s Lincolnville Beach poultry farm. More recently, and until his retirement, he worked as a carpenter.

March 14, 1953, he married Barbara G. Amborn in Camden.

Frank was a past member of Tranquility Grange in Lincolnville and attended Bayshore Union Church.

He was a longtime member of the Lincolnville Beach Fire Department and volunteered many hours in the construction of the new fire station, which bears his father’s name.

Other than his parents, Frank was predeceased by his half-brother, Edward Kobs. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara of Lincolnville Beach; two sons, Frank A. Collemer and his wife Deborah of Warren, Stanton Collemer of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Dale Flint of Union, Deborah and George Knutson of Warren, Tammie and Matthew Cates of Camden; a cousin, Arthur Collemer of Camden, who Frank enjoyed visiting on a regular basis; nine grandchildren, Chrissy, Maegan, Jeremy, Sarah, Gretchen, Deborah, Erika, Chelsea and Morgan; as well as 11 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held Friday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Bayshore Union Church, Route 1, Lincolnville Beach. The Rev. Russell Bailey will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Kno-Wal-Lin Homecare & Hospice, 170 Pleasant St., Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a story or memory with Frank’s family, please visit his online Book of Memories at bchfh.com. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland.