Wesley O. Wildes

Oct 12, 2020
Wesley Wildes

Rockland — Wesley O. Wildes, 66, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, at the Sussman House in Rockport, surrounded by his family.

Born in Rockland Oct. 25, 1953, he was the son of Laurence W. and Ethel M. Smith Wildes. He attended Rockland schools.

In his earlier years, Wesley was proud to be a member of the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts. He was always riding his bicycle and later, loved riding motorcycles.

For more than 30 years, he worked as a cooker with Port Clyde Packing Company in Rockland.

Wesley served more than 30 years as a volunteer at Owls Head Transportation Museum. He was an avid camper and lifetime member of Beaver Lodge in Hope. He attended the Rockland Congregational Church.

Since 2014, Wesley resided at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden, where he loved the staff and comradery of the other residents.

He enjoyed a special longtime friendship with Alan Lowberg of South Hope and Lisa Payson of Owls Head.

Wesley was pre-deceased by his parents.

He is survived by his brother Laurence E. Wildes and his wife Johanna of Rockland; oldest sister Cathy Davis of Washington, and twin-sister Wanda Collamore of Waldoboro; several aunts and uncles, including Norman Wildes, who grew up with Wesley’s family, and whom Wesley considered as a father figure; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews; three great-great nephews; one great-great niece, as well as several cousins.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Village Cemetery, Avenue 9, Thomaston. The Rev. Abee Pettee will officiate. Social distancing and wearing of face coverings is suggested. Should seating be required, it is recommended attendees consider bringing their own seating. The service will be live streamed to Wesley’s Book of Memories at bchfh.com, and may be viewed anytime by visiting Photos & Videos, then clicking the Watch Webcast button.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Owls Head Transportation Museum, P.O. Box 277, Owls Head ME 04854.

To share a memory or story with Wesley’s family, visit their online Book of Memories at bchfh.com.

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