ERNEST STANLEY WILT
GREENVILLE - Ernest Stanley Wilt, 93, beloved uncle, brother and friend, died peacefully at his home on Shaw Street, April 18, 2002. He was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Molus River, Kent County, New Brunswick, Canada, the oldest son of William Archibald and Christina Ella (Barnes) Wilt. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Helen L. (Boivin) Wilt in August of 1936. He was married to Leona Mary (Votour) Wilt for 41 years and was devastated by her sudden death in September 1979. He graduated from Greenville High School, Class of 1927 and Wentworth Institute in Boston in 1930. He served his country in World War II, as a chief machinist's mate D Co. 129 the See Bee's in the Pacific Theatre in the Philippines from July 1943 to November 1946. He worked for Continental Baking, Wonderbread, running electric trucks in the 1930s and for Waldo Bro's and Brown Construction in Roxbury, Mass. He owned Stan's Esso Filling and Service Station on South Main Street in Greenville, from 1931 to 1946 and had stations in Jackman and abbot as well. He was a distributor for Esso Gas, Heating oils, and Aviation Gas and built a new garage in Greenville in 1946, which he later sold in 1972, existing NAPA Parts building. He owned a Dodge, Chrysler and International Harvester Dealership from 1948 to 1968 and had a truck, construction, plowing and sanding business for many years. He was a life member of Cecil R. Cole Post No. 94 and Past Commander in 1946 to 1947. He was a life member of Doric Masonic Lodge AF & AM, and Odd Fellows, from 1959 to 1961. He enjoyed tremendous summers cruising on Moosehead Lake, growing up on the east road on the Wilt Farm, as well as at his dads camps, Wilson Pond Camps, and endless hours of golfing with his friends.
He is survived by his wonderful sister, Sylvia C. (Wilt) Clark; two nephews, Ronald Jones and wife, Sharon of Greenville and C. Donworth Jones and wife, Virginia of Mexico, Maine; four special grandnephews, Kevin, Patrick, David and Brian Jones; five great-grandnephews, Brian C. Jones Jr., Owen Jones, Evan Lee Jones, Tyler Jones and Hunter Atwood; one very special great-grandniece, Melanie Elizabeth Jones; several cousins, Vesta Zilch of Florida, Junie Sanborn of Pennsylvania, Bill and Richard Sawtelle of Brownville, many cousins in Canada and Nova Scotia. He was predeceased by his parents, one brother, Philip B. Wilt. A very special thank-you goes out to a very loving and caring caregiver, Doris Ward. Stan's "Tiger" will miss his companion of seven years. His dear pool friends, Milt Dunbar, Max Folsom and Henry Madore, will miss their challenging games with Stan.
Visitation will held 12-1 p.m. Saturday, at McCrory Funeral Home, Greenville. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2002, at the Union Church, United Church of Christ in Greenville, with the Rev. Lynde Holte officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stan's memory may be made to Pine Tree Hospice, West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft 04426 or C.A. Dean Women's Auxiliary, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville 04441. Arrangements by McCrory Funeral Home, Greenville.
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