REGINALD LOUIS DEWS
OTISFIELD, MAINE, Reginald Louis Dews, 76, died suddenly January 19, in Port Charlotte, Florida. Reginald was born in East Madison, Maine, April 5, 1927, son of Charles and Blanche Dews. He was married to Duveen Bryant Dews for 52 years. He served in the Navy Air Corp during WWII, graduated from Dexter High School in 1947, and from Higgins Classical Institute in 1948. He received his Bachelorís Degree from Gorham Teacherís College in 1956 and was elementary school principal in Owls Head, then elementary principal and teacher in Newport. He received his Master of Education from the University of Maine in 1961. From 1961 to 1984, he was elementary supervisor and principal in MSAD #51 Cumberland-North Yarmouth. He was President of the Maine Elementary Principalís Association and President of the MSAD #17 Oxford Hills Regional school board.
He is survived by his wife, Duveen Bryant Dews, and five children: Elizabeth Dews, Charles Dews, Barbara Dews Rodriguez, Shelly Dews Chigier, and Edwin P. Dews, along with their spouses: Theresa Borden, Wendy Coughlan, Sandra Dews, Roy Rodriguez, Ben Chigier, and Amy Dews, and 11 grandchildren.
Reg spent his career striving to improve childrenís education. He was friendly and fun and always had a joke to tell. His favorite activities were snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and golf. Reg was particularly proud of his children. He will be missed.
A celebration of life with family and friends will be held in the spring. Private graveside services will be held at 12 PM, Saturday May 8, 2004, at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dexter. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Dexter. Local arrangements by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, Dexter.
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