LEWISTON — Alvin A. Wermuth Jr., 83, of Durham passed away Friday, March 3, in Lewiston.

Alvin was born May 14, 1933, the eldest son of Alvin A. Wermuth Sr. and Mary E. (Newton) Wermuth. He grew up in Louisville, Ky., and attended area schools.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy for almost 20 years and attained the rank of senior chief. He was aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, and the USS Lake Champlain, where he was part of the crew that recovered the Freedom 7 capsule that carried Alan Shepard into the country’s first manned space flight.

Alvin married the love of his life, Helen T. Nugent, on April 26, 1958, in Brunswick. Following his military service, Alvin worked at Bath Iron Works for 22 years in various positions, including shift superintendent, leadman and fabricator.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; and his children, Cynthia L. Hall of Riverside, Calif., John A. Wermuth of Lewiston, Sandra A. Beauchesne and her husband, Robert, of Lewiston, Patrick F. Wermuth and his wife, Meeghan, of Richmond, and Jamie L. Williams of Hope Mills, N.C.; his eight grandchildren, Kathleen, Brent, Loren, Caitlin, Patrick, Catherine, Kirsty and Shannon; eight great-grandchildren, Lily, Hudson, Layla, Colton, Sophie, Harper, Hadley and McKenzee.

He was predeceased by his parents and infant daughter, Terri-Lee.

He will be dearly missed by his friends and family.

Friends and family are invited to share their memories and offer their condolences by visiting Alvin’s online guest book at www.thefortingrouplewiston.com.

Alvin A. Wermuth Jr.

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