Monday, March 10, 2008

obituary: earl owen terrill

Over the weekend we lost "Uncle Earl" who was really pretty much more of a grandfather than an uncle. He was the go-to guy when those of my generation were getting their first car or needing some improvements and adjustments with those first homes. An unselfish and giving man, he took good care of all the family, especially Grammie. May he rest in peace.

GLENBURN - Earl Owen Terrill, 92, died March 9, 2008, at home, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1915, in Houlton, the son of George and Daisy (Grant) Terrill.

Earl spent most of his life in Glenburn. He was a World War II veteran, having served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps, 1942-1945. Earl worked mainly as a carpenter for several contractors and as a farmer throughout his life.

He is survived by two sisters, Hilda McGann of Pittsfield, and Avis Mower and husband, Frank, of Bangor; a brother, Chester Terrill and wife, Annie, of Hermon; a special nephew, Kenneth Terrill of Glenburn; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Effie MacDonald; brothers, J. Leonard Terrill, Harry Terrill and wife, Elsie, Albert Terrill and wife, Marguerite; and a brother-in-law, James McGann.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Randall Chretien, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Bangor, officiating. Spring interment will be at Pleasant View Cemetery, Glenburn.

Gifts in his memory may be sent to Bangor Area Visiting Nurses, 885 Union St., Suite 220, Bangor, ME 04401.

Published in the Bangor Daily News on 3/10/2008.

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