David A. McCrater


LISBON FALLS — David A. McCrater, 79, resident of Summer Street in Lisbon Falls, died Thursday, April 29, at his residence after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 14, 1930, in Brunswick, a son of Maurice F. and Louise A. (Swett) McCrater. He was educated in Brunswick schools.

He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Japan, during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at area mills and worked for several years as a painter and plane refueler at the Brunswick Naval Air Station retiring in 1973.

He was a member of the American Legion Post of Topsham, and was also a longtime member of the Disabled American Veteran’s of Togus.

He loved to spend time with his friends and family and always loved to tell a good story. He would invite his many caregivers to come and sit for a bit to visit and talk.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Dorothy E. (Pelkey) McCrater of Lisbon Falls; a son, David E. II and his wife, Sharon McCrater, of Lisbon; two daughters, Cynthia McCrater of Lisbon Falls and Julie and her husband, Kyle Upton, of Terry, Miss.; a brother, Warren mcCrater of Lisbon Falls; a sister, Elizabeth Glover of Sweden; four grandchildren, Haley McCrater, Brian, Eric and Alison Merryman; and six great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two sisters, Nellie Silver and Nancy Mongar.