OBITUARY

Herbert Everett Hamlin

April 22, 1929February 5, 2019

Born on 4/22/1929 in the town of Oxford, Maine to Althea and William Locke, youngest of 6 boys. He was adopted at age 2 1/2 by Albert and Nellie Hamlin of Bolsters Mills, Maine.

He attended high school at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine. He was a member of the cross country team and was never beaten in his competitions. He was also a member of the National Honor Society and awarded the Rensselaer Medal for excellence in math and science. He graduated in 1947. His teachers said he had “science in his head and wings on his feet.”

Herb then joined the Army and spent time at the Pentagon in Washington, DC where he attended the American University until the Korean War broke out. His unit was deployed and most of his time was spent on the island of Okinawa, teaching heating and air conditioning.

A few years later he married and had 2 children, Lynn, who resides in California and Karen, who died at birth. In these younger years Herb was very involved in stock car racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, in Oxford, Maine and racing horses with Herbie Bond, at the county fairs throughout Maine.

He worked at Augusta Mental Health Institute as Assistant Chief Engineer beginning in April 1968. This is where he met his second wife, Bette, who was working in the x-ray dept. He and Bette where married in August of 1969. Bette had 1 son Mark. Upon leaving AMHI in 1973, he worked for ServiceMaster Industries, for 9 yrs., traveling to various hospitals all over the US, troubleshooting and fixing problems for their Engineering Depts. He then chose to work in Georgetown, Ohio, where he was Director of Maintenance at Georgetown Hospital. He retired from there at the age of 66. Georgetown was where they found and rescued their beloved dog Addie.

In December of 1999 he was thrilled to find his brothers family, in California, 2 nieces Sara and Donna, nephews Charlie and Dwayne, and Paul who lived in Arizona. Herb, Bette and Addie loved traveling in their motor home cross country from Maine to California and back, visiting family along the way. They also loved dancing to Big Band music and did so for many years.They ended up moving to California around 2004 to be close to his new found family and eventually ended up in Riverside.

He was predeceased by the love of his life, Bette, in June of 2018, after 49 years of marriage. IN LIEU OF FLOWERS you may donate to The American Legion, Norway, Me (post #0082) or Bridgton Academy (www.bridgtonacademy.org)

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Herbert Everett Hamlin

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