1929 – 2013

WINTHROP — Roger C. Sturtevant, 84, died unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 21.

He was born in Lewiston on Sept. 1, 1929, to Erlon and Helen (Goff) Sturtevant. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1948. He also graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass., and the University of Maine Portland-Gorham. He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Knox, Ky., and in Austria post-World War II. On July 2, 1955, Roger married Methyl Hodgkins.

Roger worked as an estimating engineer for Bancroft Martin, Maine Cement and Barker Steel Co., retiring in 1992. He was honored by the state of Maine for his contributions to the steel industry.

Roger led an active life. He competed in skiing and ski jumping for Edward Little High School, and later coached ski jumping. In 1945, he was the state archery champion. He officiated basketball and skied with the national ski patrol at Pleasant Mountain. He was a member of the JC’s, rising to the office of senator, the South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Rotary and Associated General Contractors of Maine. He served on the Library Advisory Board at the South Portland Library and on the Library Building Committee in Winthrop. Roger was also a member of the Winthrop Congregational Church, serving on several committees.

Roger was always busy. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golfing, brewing, helping family and friends and telling jokes and stories. He and Methyl traveled to many places in Europe and Alaska during their retirement.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Sturtevant; his son, Stephen Sturtevant and his wife, Lisa; his sister, Sandra Terrell and her husband, Charles; his grandchildren, Courtney and Peter Williamson and Chelsea Sturtevant; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his wife, Methyl (Hodgkins) Sturtevant; his parents; and a brother, Stanley Sturtevant.

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