Maynard Lester Whitehouse, 77, passed away Monday, July 16, 2013. Born in Camden on Jan. 26, 1936, he was the son of Maynard Elmer Whitehouse and Carrie Arvilla (Gray) Whitehouse.

He grew up in Camden and graduated in the Camden High School Class of 1954. Maynard then attended Bates College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in 1958. He then attended Purdue University earning a Master Degree of Science in 1961 and a Doctor of Philosophy in chemistry in 1966.

With degrees in chemistry, Maynard started his career as a research chemist at GAF in New York, then as a Product Development Chemist at Crompton and Knowles in Pennsylvania. He then moved to Velsicol in Illinois before settling in Aiken, S.C., in 1978, where he worked at Sandoz, now known as Clariant, as a chemist, advancing to Senior Chemist where he remained for 27 years.

In 2006 after retiring, Maynard returned to Camden. Maynard enjoyed revisiting his favorite places from the past, bowling with friends, taking daily walks downtown and feeding the ducks at the harbor.

Surviving are his brother Carl Whitehouse and his wife Sally of Connecticut; his sister Roxie Hill of Rockland; and nieces and nephews.

A graveside memorial service will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 23, at Mountain View Cemetery in Camden with Joan Semenuk officiating. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Chapter Headquarters, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.

Condolences may be shared at Arrangements are with the Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden.