BREMEN — Frederick J. Schwink, 75, passed away Feb. 14, at home after a long illness.

He was born May 27, 1935, in Palmyra, N.J., and graduated from Palmyra High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea after the war. Upon returning to the states, he graduated from the University of Maine at Orono’s Pulp and Paper program.

He worked as a river driver and logger for Great Northern Paper Co. in Millinocket. He settled in Jay, where he worked for the IP Co. for 27 years and served a term as town selectman. He continued to work as a land surveyor and forester in the mid-coast Maine area, until his retirement.

Fred was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, boating, flying his small plane and serving in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. He enjoyed spending time with his wife at their residence in Medford, N.J., and volunteering his time and skills at the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge of Medford.

He is survived by his wife, Jeanne Woodford of Medford, N.J.; a daughter, Heidi Merrow and husband, Scott, of Derry, N.H.; his son, Eric Schwink his wife, Joanna Ozonek and grandson, Aleksander of Golden, Colo.; stepson, Jeff Rayser and wife, Natalie, of Ocala, Fla.; a brother, Thomas Schwink of Indianola, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

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