1925 – 2016

WEST PARIS — Raymond Albert Seames, 90, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 5.

He was born in Greenwood on Dec. 9, 1925, the son of Peter J. and Laura Cole Seames. After the death of his father when he was very young, he was raised by his mother and uncle, Will Seames. He attended Greenwood schools.

He worked at Ekco Wood Products in Locke Mills for many years and the Mt. Abram ski slopes, where he enjoyed working in the outdoors. Mt. Abram was “his home,” both living and working.

On Nov. 30, 1948, he married Louise E. Bacon. They made their home in Locke Mills village until they built their log cabin on Howe Hill, which they both loved.

His hobbies were hunting, camping with Louise, and baseball, especially the Boston Red Sox. In his later life, he was a loving caregiver for his wife after she became blind.

Raymond was a member of the Locke Mills Union Church, the Greenwood Historical Society, the Bethel Historical Society, president of Western Maine Fireman’s Association and a member of the Maine State Federation of Fire Fighters. He was a very generous person with his time helping with projects of the Locke Mills Men’s Club, coaching Little League baseball, helping with the Boy Scouts and protecting the residents and their property of Greenwood by serving as fire chief, as well as the Greenwood forest fire warden. He was also a member of Maine Sons of the American Revolution.

He is survived by his wife of West Paris; two sons, Ricky Seames and his wife, Bonnie, of South Paris and Stephan T. Seames of Bethel and his partner, Matthew Lazarczyk, of Rutland, Vt.; one daughter, Suzanne L. Seames-Young and her husband, Robert, of North Anson; grandchildren, Dawn Seames Grondin and her husband, Randy, Ryan Seames and Rusty Seames, all of Bethel, Lynsie McIlhinney and her husband, John, of Virginia and Benjamin Willis of North Anson. Also surviving are four great-grandchildren, Shaynah-Cherokiegh Seames, Olivia Seames, Emmelia McIlhinney, and Hunter McIlhinney; also four step-grandchildren, Johnathan Pylyczuk, Gavib Willis and Brian and Kevin Touchette. Also remembered is Debra Stearns of Bethel, mother of three of his grandchildren; one brother, Peter J. Seames and his wife, Elsie of Greenwood; and one half-brother, William Seames and his wife, Judy, of Woodstock. He is also survived by his aunt, Nonie Roberts Cole of West Paris.

Raymond was predeceased by a brother, Stanley Seames; and a sister, Evelyn Johnson.

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