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GREENVILLE, John F. Dyer, 87, died October 15, 2006, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. He was born September 1, 1919, son of John T. and Rose M. (Wakely) Dyer, residents of Twp A R 13, Kokadjo, Maine. Growing up, he received his education at St. Joseph's Academy in Wellesley Hills, MA, Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine, and College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. Returning to Kokadjo, he worked as a guide, trapper, and as a Warden for the Maine Forestry Service. He was inducted into military service on September 3, 1942. The next year was spent training in the US Army Air Force as a radio operator. He spent November 13, 1943 until November 26, 1945, at the air base at Maison Blanche, the air field for Algiers, Algeria, North Africa, as radio operator and teletype operator. He returned to the United States and was discharged from service with the rating of Sergeant, on December 2, 1945.

He resumed his seasonal employment as guide, fire warden and worked in the lumber camps for Hollingsworth and Whitney, later Scott Paper, and for independent operators in the lumbering field as clerk and scaler. Following this, he worked as office manager for the Squaw Mt. Corporation during the construction of the chair lift, chair lift lodge and hotel for a period of eight years. Employed by C A Dean Hospital and Nursing Home, he worked as Business manager for two years, and then became the Hospital Administrator, holding the position until retirement in 1981. Following retirement, he served as treasurer and as clerk/treasurer for the town of Beaver Cove. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 42 years, Edna Mountain Dyer.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Cynthia Walker Anderson of Greenville; 2 great grandsons, Ryan Anderson of Portland, ME and Scott Anderson, and a great great grandson, Ethan Anderson both of Salt Lake City, Utah; also nieces and nephews.

At his request there will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 19, 2006, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville, with the Rev. Fr. Richard Malo officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in the Greenville Cemetery. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. To sign an online guestbook, go to

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