John Lawrence Lester

March 12, 1947September 14, 2018

DATELINE: South Portland John Lawrence Lester, Sr., age 71 of River Place, So. Portland passed away Thursday September 13, 2018 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice after a brief illness. He was born in Portland son of Malcolm & Madeline Roberts Lester. He attended Portland Schools and Deering High School graduating from North Yarmouth Academy class of 1966. He also graduated from the former Westbrook College now known as University of New England. John also served in Vietnam with the US Air Force. John was employed at Global Petroleum as an engineer for 20 years until his retirement. He was a member of the Propeller Club and was an avid lover of dogs.

He is predeceased by his parents and son Joseph “Joey” Lester who died in 1985.

Besides his wife Priscilla Gagne Lester, he leaves 2 sons, John & his wife Heide Lester, Justin and his wife Zoe Lester, a daughter, Johannah J. Lester, and grandchildren, Thomasina F. Lester and Rowena F. Lester.

Funeral services will be private for the family. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Jones, Rich & Barnes Funeral Home, 199 Woodford St, Portland.

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