William H. Metzger Jr.

Mar 14, 2014

Camden — William H. Metzger Jr. 92, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Quarry Hill.

Born in Richmond, Va., Feb. 17, 1922, he was the son of William Sr. and Elizabeth Hasker Metzger.

He was a graduate of Richmond College, now known as the University of Richmond.

During World War II he served in the Navy as a lieutenant on a destroyer escort, the USS Haverfield.

Following the war, William was employed as a scientist (chemist) at the National Bureau of Standards in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1977 when a move was made to Tenants Harbor.

After retirement Bill became involved in Masonic work, becoming a Mason in 1979, culminating in his service as Master of the Eureka Lodge in Tenants Harbor. He also served as District Deputy Grand Master for the Ninth Masonic District from 1987-1989. He was active in the collateral bodies of the York and Scottish Rites as well as an active member of the Kora Temple Shrine AAONMS, Lewiston. He was also president of the Midcoast Shrine Club in 1985.

Mr. Metzger is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marion Jane Grant Metzger of Camden.

Services and burial will be held at a later date on North Haven.

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

Comments (1)
Posted by: Susan Watts | Mar 17, 2014 05:42

Our prayers go out to his family. He was a great friend to my husbands grandparents and such a kind soul.

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