Robert Lee Burbank Jr.

Died: Jul 30, 2011
Robert Lee Burbank Jr.
Robert Lee Burbank Jr. passed away unexpectedly at his  home on Saturday, July 30, 2011.

Bobby is survived by his mother Marion E. Trott and step-father James R. Trott, two daughters Kayla and Kristin Burbank , one grandson Joel Misner, eight sisters and brothers-in-law's Linda Seeley, Debra and Andrew Cameron, Donna and Donald Walsh, Mary and Robert DiDonato, Joan Burbank and Bruce Lombard, Cheryl Trott, Dianna and Dave Harrington, Penny and Brian Uziako, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.  Predeceased by his father Robert L. Burbank Sr. and brother-in-law Gaston W. Seeley.
 
 Bobby will be sadly missed by all.
 
A memorial service will be held at the Salvation Army Chapel, 297 Cumberland Ave. Portland, ME  on Monday August 8th 2011 @1:00pm

Robert Douglas Baker

Died: Jul 19, 2011
Robert Douglas Baker
NEW GLOUCESTER -- Doug Baker passed away suddenly on July 19, 2011. He was a hard-working man with a heart of gold. He practiced random acts of kindness everywhere he went and could always be counted on for a laugh and a smile.

He was an enthusiastic restorer of old things, especially antique firearms, oil lamps of all kinds and vintage trucks. He had a very special way with animals and was known for his deep love of all dogs. He served his country proudly in Viet Nam. Doug was truly loved and will be missed sorely by many, including his sweetheart of 18 years, Lucia Weinhardt and family of New Gloucester and Massachusetts and by the Ken Hilton family of Durham.

A Festive Celebration of Doug's Life will be held at the Hilton's home at 469 Stackpole Road on Saturday, August 6th at 4:30. We'll be lighting oil lamps at dusk in Doug's honor, so bring 'em along, Folks! All who knew and cared for Doug are welcome

Janie M. Anderson

Died: Jul 14, 2011
Janie M. Anderson
Portland, ME – Janie M. Anderson, 55, of Portland died Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Maine Medical Center following a brief illness. 
 
Janie was born in Portland, ME on September 27, 1955 a daughter of the late Alfonzo Rufus & Ethel Arlene (Pinkham) Valley and was a lifelong Portland resident. She attended local area schools and graduated from Portland High School.
 
Janie is survived by her two sons Shawn Anderson of Portland and Gregory Anderson of Biddeford and her three granddaughters, which meant the world to her. She also leaves a brother Elliot Valley of Buxton and four sisters; Helena Earley of Coldbrook, NH, Janice Carkhuff of Pawtucket, RI, Lois Davenport of Portland and Nancy Witham of South Portland.
 
There will be no services.

James A. Nicholas

Died: Jul 15, 2011
James A. Nicholas
James A. Nicholas, 93 of Portland died Friday, July 15, 2011 at Fallbrook Woods.  
 
Jim was born in Portland Maine on February 4, 1918. He was the son of Kiriakitsa (Apostolon) and John Nicholas who immigrated from Greece. Jim was one of six children: Ida (Nicholas) Paskaleides, Rose (Nicholas) Murphy, Nicholas J. Nicholas, Paul Nicholas, and Peter Nicholas. Jim graduated from Portland High School and Bowdoin College.  He attended Boston University Law School.

During World War II he flew 21 fueling missions between India and China. He was both a navigator and a pilot.  While a student in his second year at BU law school his father became very Ill and he came back to Portland to take over operations of his father's cabinet shop. During this time, he discovered his love of woodwork and craftsmanship. He had a superb, unique ability to make fine furnishings and he loved to work with his hands. As a result, he did not return to law school. However, he remained an ardent intellectual and a life-long learner. Many times he read a book a day. His favorite topic was history, especially President Abraham Lincoln and a fellow Bowdoin alumna, Joshua Chamberlain. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially walking, fishing and canoeing.

Jim leaves his companion, Jane Ann Nicholas, his sister-in-law Vrysula (Coucouvitis) Nicholas, and the following nieces and nephews: Nick Nicholas, Peter Nicholas, Suzy Johnson, and Sally, Janet Nicholas, Donald Nicholas, and Mary Ann Murphy and Daniel Murphy and their spouses and children.

Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland will be private.
 
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services, 981 Forest Ave. Portland.
 
For additional information and to sign Jim’s quest book, please visit www.advantageportland.com.

Shirley B. Langhauser

Died: Jul 1, 2011
Shirley B. Langhauser
Shirley Buckwalter Langhauser, most recently of Falmouth, Maine and formerly of Farmington, Connecticut, passed away peacefully on July 1, 2011 with her family at her side.
Shirley was born on July 23, 1930 in Evanston, Illinois to Paul and Katherine Buckwalter. Shirley grew up in Orange, New Jersey and Holyoke, Massachusetts with her brother, Bill. As a child, she courageously fought polio, rooted for the Brooklyn Dodgers, and enjoyed her dogs and summer trips to Lake Michigan. She attended and graduated with honors from the Kemper Hall School in Kenosha, Wisconsin and Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. It was during college that she met her husband of 58 years, Drew Langhauser. It didn’t hurt that Drew had been drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers. 
Shirley was well ahead of her time when, in 1963 as a mother of three young children, she began her distinguished career as a preparatory school teacher. She would go on to teach for more than three decades at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Connecticut. There she was a respected scholar in Chinese, Japanese and Russian history. In addition to publishing her work, Shirley chaired the School’s history department, mentored countless young teachers, served as the School’s Archivist, and received an endowed chair for her excellence in the classroom. But Shirley was just as content to be known around campus by students and faculty alike for riding her bicycle to work and for bringing her basset hound as co-chaperone to School dances.
When she was not knitting stunning Icelandic sweaters for family and friends alike, Shirley loved mastering the New York Times crossword puzzles each Sunday. She long treasured her loyal canine companions -- Toby, Jesse and Zoe -- and very much enjoyed the Farmington Field Club where she regularly swam up to one mile each summer day. Shirley also loved her family vacations in Nantucket, Cape Cod and Maine, so much so that she and Drew moved to Maine in 2000 for their retirement. 
But most of all, Shirley loved her family, especially her grandchildren of whom she was so very proud: Ben and Carrie Langhauser of Norfolk, Mass. and Annie Langhauser of Cumberland, Maine. Shirley was pre-deceased by her beloved daughter Amy Katherine in 1998, and is survived by her husband Drew of Falmouth, Maine; son Andrew and his wife Andrea of Norfolk, Mass. son Derek and his wife Maureen of Cumberland, Maine; her three grandchildren; brother William of Tucson, Arizona; aunt Ann Evans of Lancaster, Penn.
Service and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine
180 US Route One
Scarborough, ME 04074
Arrangements are under the direction of Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service of Portland, 981 Forest Ave. Portland, ME.
For further information and to sign Shirley’s guestbook, please visit www.advanatgeportland.com.

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