Barry P. Titcomb


WELD – Barry P. Titcomb, 62, of Weld, died unexpectedly the morning of May 11.

He was born Sept. 12, 1943, in Portland, a son of the late Philip F. and Shirley L. (Hoar) Titcomb.

He was a loving husband, a dedicated father, a caring brother and a friend to all.

He was an inspiring educator who cared for the whole student. He was a passionate math teacher. He encouraged students to become caring, responsible young people and helped prepare them for the future. His motto for life was “Carpe Diem!” (Seize the Day), and he filled every day with a boundless energy.

He loved his home and worked nonstop to make it a welcoming place for everyone.

He was an avid Red Sox fan. He loved wildlife, studying mammals and birds. He especially loved feeding and watching the deer. He loved hiking on his land, and kayaking and working in the woods.

Barry was a 1961 graduate of Falmouth High School. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in math from the University of Maine in 1965, his M.A. in math in 1966, and did his graduate work at St. Louis University.

Over the years, Barry taught at St. Bonaventure University in New York, St. Louis University in Missouri, Keene, N.H., Berlin, N.H., Freeport High School, Lisbon High School and Mountain Valley High School.

He was an elder and Sabbath School reader at Dixfield Seventh Day Adventist Church and was a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Relationships were always key in his life. He was deeply committed to living and sharing the love of Jesus.

He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Weld; a son, Mark A. Titcomb and his wife, Karen, of Chesterton, Ind.; a daughter, Meghan T. Paulien and husband, Bruce, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Ella and Annika Titcomb, and Micah Paulien; stepdaughter, Mariah Cameron of Murrieta, Calif.; stepson, Wade Eno, of Orono; sisters, Pamela R. Leighton of Windham, Dianne VanOrnum of Dexter, Deborah L. Lusth and husband, Thomas, of Windham, Wendy L. Jewett and husband, Larry, of Limerick, and Roberta J. French and husband, Dan, of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a brother, Philip F. Titcomb, of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Mark A. Titcomb.