Norman L. St. Clair

May 17, 2019
Norman St. Clair

Tenants Harbor — Norman L. St. Clair, 69, died, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at Sussman House in Rockport after a long illness.

Born in Rockland March 4, 1950, he was the son of Charles and Barbara (Woodward) St. Clair. He grew up in South Thomaston, and had many fond memories of the 'Keag and Dix Island.

After graduating from Rockland District High School in 1968, Norman joined the Army. He attended boot camp in Fort Bragg, N.C., and in 1970 was sent to Vietnam. He was an E5 sergeant with the 1st Cavalry Aerial Artillery, who flew Cobra helicopters. Upon his return, he was stationed in Arizona until being sent out again, this time to serve in Korea. He served in the military until 1975, receiving two commendation medals, three good conduct medals, three Vietnam campaign medals and the Bronze Star.

On June 9, 1973, Norman married the love of his life, Leona (Sidelinger) St. Clair. They settled in Tenants Harbor in 1981 to raise a family. Norman joined the postal service in 1984, most recently serving as postmaster in Newcastle. He spent time volunteering as a chaplain at the Maine State Prison, was a member of the Tenants Harbor IOOF, as well as spending several years serving on the SAD 50 school board.

Norman's big heart and love of sharing stories were enjoyed by many. His Donald Duck impersonation is fondly remembered by all who were blessed to hear it over the years. Favorite family memories include summers on Dix Island, trips to Machias, playing golf at Roque Bluffs, snowmobiling adventures and of course, nightly walks with the dogs.

Norman will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

Predeceased by his parents, Norman is survived by his loving wife, Leona "Lee" St. Clair of Tenants Harbor; his children, Joel St. Clair and his companion, Cassidy Keene, Rebecca Melquist, all of Tenants Harbor; four grandchildren, Juliette and Mariah St. Clair and Kaden and Kale Melquist and their father, Eric Melquist; his siblings, Teresa Clinefelter and her husband, Dennis, of Missouri, Charlotte Thompson of Owls Head, Charles St. Clair Jr. and his wife, Linda, of South Thomaston, Brian St. Clair of Thomaston, Beverly St. Clair and her companion, Scott Johnson, of Thomaston, Jacquelyn Rhoades and her husband, John, of Appleton; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Norman’s life will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at People’s United Methodist Church, 13 Chapel Street, South Thomaston.

Since Norman was a lover of animals, the family asks that memorial donations be made in his name to Pope Memorial Humane Society, P.O. Box 1294, Rockland, ME 04841.

To share a memory or condolence with the St. Clair family, visit their Book of Memories at bchfh.com. Arrangements are with Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, Rockland.

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