1918 – 2003

LEWISTON – Harry Joseph Cornish Jr., age 85, of Lisbon Falls, died Thursday, May 29, 2003, at Central Maine Medical Center following a brief illness.

Mr. Cornish was born in Bowdoin, Jan. 20, 1918, son of the late Harry J. and Gladys (Coskery) Cornish Sr. He attended the Bowdoin area schools. Mr. Cornish was employed by the Civil Conservation Corps during World War II.

After the war, he was employed as a paper maker by Pejepscot Paper for 35 years, retiring in 1977. On Aug. 19, 1950, he married Jean L. Buker. Mr. Cornish served the Lord in many ways.

Before moving to Lisbon Falls, he was a member of Bowdoin Center Baptist Church. Currently, a member of the Lisbon Falls Baptist Church where he was a deacon, also serving as an usher, Sunday school teacher and custodian.

Mr. Cornish was a member of Gideon International for 30 years, distributing New Testaments to the area schools.

He enjoyed camping, traveling, reading his bible, spending time with his family, and enjoying life to its fullest.

Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years; a son, Robert and his wife, Deborah, Cornish of Norway; a granddaughter Mrs. Rodney (Lorena) Chapman of Lewiston; two grandsons, Shawn Cornish and Stephen Cornish, both of Lewiston; a brother, Herbert Cornish and his wife, Betty, of Lisbon Falls; an aunt, Hilda Coskery of Freeport; and many nieces and nephews.

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