AUBURN — Gordon V. Windle, 95, of Caron Lane, formerly of 221 Gamage Ave., Auburn, died Saturday morning, Feb. 5, after a period of failing health at the Odd Fellows Home.

Born in Lewiston on Aug. 25, 1915, the son of Harold G. and Pearl (Merrow) Windle. He was a 1933 graduate of Edward Little High School. He received five varsity letters, and was an avid speed skater in high school. A former member of the Lewiston Maple Leafs Hockey Team, an amateur boxer, he loved speed and racing. His nickname was “Spook” in his younger years.

Prior to his retirement, he worked for more than 30 years at J.J. Nissan Bakery Co. as a salesman.

He was a member of the Ancient Brothers Lodge for more than 50 years, a 3rd degree Mason, and was also a member and former president of the Androscoggin Historical Society. He was past president of the Lewiston-Auburn Stamp and Coin Club. He was on the board of directors at the Auburn Public Library and the Edward Little Alumni Association.

He was the husband of the former Margaret Cronk, who died on March 28, 1994.

He is survived by two daughters, Marlene Parent of Auburn, and Carol Ellis and her husband, Ted, of Scarborough; a son, Mark Windle and his wife, Nancy, of Auburn; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Harold Estes, of Hawaii.

He was predeceased by a sister, Doris Estes; and by one brother, Donald Windle.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at Odd Fellows Home for their special care.

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