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STETSON & EDDINGTON – Waldo B. Archer I, 78, beloved husband of Arva (Jones) Archer, passed to his heavenly home from a local hospital October 15, 2006. He was born in Bradford October 12, 1928 a son of Leon C. and Winnifred (Cool) Archer. He had suffered from diabetes, renal failure and cancer for several years. He graduated from Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston in 1947, and from Beals College in Bangor in 1950. He served in Japan with the U. S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. Waldo worked for H. D. Smith and Sons in Bangor for 18 years, and also ran an income tax and accounting business in his home. He was a member of the Gideons International, Bangor Camp, a member emeritus of the Institute of Management Accounting, Bangor Chapter; and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Brewer for over 25 years, having served as Sunday School teacher, trustee and deacon.

He is survived his wife, four children, and nine grandchildren: daughters Mary Stuart and son Douglas of Brewer, Sarah Sedgwick and husband Kevin of Holden, and their daughters Angela of Holden and Rebecca of Bangor; sons Waldo and wife Beth of West Enfield, their children Lora and Kali of Caribou, Dillan, Hollie and Reilly Hesseltine of Lincoln; Wesley and wife Julianne and their son Jakob of Hampden. Also surviving him are a sister Almeda Mellott of Bangor, a brother Wesley and sister in law, Terry of Brewer. He was predeceased by a son in law, Douglas Stuart I of Yarmouth, and a brother, Woodrow Archer of Stetson, two sisters, Avis Wark of CT and Alpha Stevens of Stetson; and two infant brothers, Leslie and Warren.

Funeral services will be held 2 PM Wednesday, October 18th, at Crosby & Neal, 117 Main Street, Newport, where friends may call from 1 PM until the time of services. Burial will be at Clarks Hill Cemetery in Stetson following the funeral. Those who wish may make donations in Wally’s memory to Gideons International, Bangor Camp, P.O. Box 134, Bangor, ME 04402, for the purchase of Bibles around the world. The family wishes to thank the dialysis staff at EMMC for the loving care given to Wally these past five years. Also our thanks to Dr. Adam Lauer and the Rev. Roger Davis of Brewer for their kindness and support. To sign an on-line guestbook, please visit

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