LEWISTON — Walter B. Ethridge, 83, of Auburn, died Dec. 26, at Marshwood Nursing Care Center.
He was born July 1929, in Auburn, son of Charles and Ida (Reed) Ethridge. Walter attended Edward Little High School in Auburn, graduating in 1947.
Walter was employed in the machinist trade on Long Island, N.Y., for most of his career, until he retired and moved back to Maine in 1995.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, cooking and reading.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia; two children, Charles and his wife, Ruth, of Texas, and Mark and his wife, Grace, of Virginia; one stepchild, Edward of Texas; one son-in-law, Gregory of Florida; and six grandchildren, Gregory, Ryan, Mia, Nathan, Nolan and Taylor.
Walter was predeceased by his first wife, Margaret; stepdaughter, Mary; two sisters, Marge and Jane; and three brothers, Charles, Willis and Donald.
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