Wallace R. Scribner Jr.
1921 – 2010
LEWISTON — Wallace R. Scribner Jr., 88, passed away at Central Maine Medical Center, March 18. He was a former resident of Strong and currently resided at the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris.
He was born Sept. 17, 1921, to the late Wallace Sr. and Effie Wyman Scribner of Stratton and Coplin Plantation. He graduated from Stratton High School and married Madelene Huff, who would become his wife for more than 60 years. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and became an airplane mechanic. He and Maddie enjoyed their travels to the many bases, where he was stationed throughout the United States.
After completing his tour of duty, he settled in Concord, N.H., where he began the trade of auto-body technician. The couple later moved to Industry, living at Clearwater Lake. Scrib, as he was known to friends, worked for many years at Horn Motors in Farmington. His journey continued to Strong, where he purchased and renovated an old Masonic hall as a home for his growing family. He established his own business in Farmington known as Scrib’s Auto Body and was well regarded throughout Franklin County for his excellent mechanical and auto restoration skills. He also worked part-time for E.L. Vining and Son.
In his spare time, he loved hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He and Maddie enjoyed many camping trips in their fifth-wheel throughout Maine and Canada. They also spent many wonderful hours at the “Harris-Pasture” cabin which he built on East Kennebago Mountain. It was a destination for wonderful get-togethers and cook-outs with family and friends.
He is survived by one brother, Sheridan Scribner of Eustis; daughter, Linda Osgood and husband, David, of Alaska; sons, Jerry Scribner and wife, Nicole Morin-Scribner, of Belgrade and Jay Scribner and wife, Marjorie Edgerly Scribner, of Kingfield; five grandchildren, Michael Luce and wife, Mandy, of New Sharon, Matt Luce of New Vineyard, Valeda Scribner of Redondo Beach, Calif., Karli Ellis and husband, Bobby, of Otisfield and Kelsey Scribner of Kingfield; three great-grandchildren, Isabella Luce of New Sharon, Jonathan Luce of Strong and Brenan Ellis of Otisfield; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He will be missed by all.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Madelene Scribner; three brothers, Bruce, Leo and Vern Scribner; and one sister, Hilda Wharton.
The family wishes to thank the staff of the Maine Veterans’ Home in South Paris for their professional and caring services. Many thanks also go out to Pam Love for her dedicated care giving.