AUGUSTA — Elwood M. Tracy, 64, of South China, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, at MaineGeneral Medical Center, Augusta Campus, surrounded by his family, following a short battle with lung cancer.

He was born in Augusta on Feb. 20, 1947, son of the late Bruce and Gwen (Keller) Tracy. He was a graduate of Hall-Dale High School in Hallowell, Class of 1966.

He retired in 2009 from Central Maine Power Co. after 31 years of service as a lead rigger. He had also been employed by the City of Augusta as a grader operator.

Elwood loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren. Some of his favorite times were at the Forks with his hunting buddies.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marie Jeanne (Charest) Tracy; his two daughters, Michelle Kirmes and her husband, Scott, of Pennsylvania, and Melissa Dowe and her husband, Donnie, of South China; four grandchildren, Alex, Andrew, Samantha and Riley; his twin brother, Linwood Tracy and his wife, Sandy, of West Gardiner; his sister, Ginger Merry and her husband, Cecil, of Smithfield; a brother, Tom Tracy and his wife, Angie, of Sidney; and a special nephew, Alfred Morin of Augusta; along with many in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family wishes to extend a sincere “Thank You” to Doctors Khomani, Healey, Brassard and all their staff, along with Carol Johnson, PA, and the staff at MaineGeneral Oncology, for their excellent care and compassion that they gave Elwood and his family.

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