Henrietta Juhl

Portland, ME — Henrietta Juhl passed away in the afternoon on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Gosnell Hospice House in Scarborough, Maine after a short illness.

Henrietta was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts on July 27, 1921.

She was the daughter of Henry Urban and Anna (Kundyra) of Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Her three children survive Henrietta:  Linda Fairburn (Eric Poulin) of Waterville, Maine; Edward (Susan) Juhl of Portland, Maine and Raymond (Ginger) Juhl of Whiteville, North Carolina.  Two grand children:  Jonathan Juhl and Grace Juhl of Whiteville, North and several nieces and nephews. 

Henrietta was predeceased by her parents Henry & Anna (Kundyra) Urban, a brother Thaddeus (Anne) Urban and sister Caroline Yeadon (William) all of Holyoke, Massachusetts, her late husband Raymond E. Juhl of Mesa, Arizona and her longtime companion John Alfred Reid of Skowhegan, Maine. 

Henrietta was a homemaker who worked as a waitress, hostess and was an Avon sales associate for many years.  She loved her family and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, playing Beano, buying lottery tickets and shopping.   

Remembrances may be posted on the web site of Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services of Portland, Maine.  The family wishes to thank the staff of the assisted living community of 75 State Street, the Maine Medical Center Emergency Department and Gosnell Hospice House for the excellent care they provided to Henrietta.  

Those desiring may make donations to: 

Seventy-Five State Street, 75 State St. Portland, Maine 04101

Brian L. Witham

South Portland, ME – Brian L. Witham, 71, of South Portland passed away peacefully on Friday, October 21, 2016 after battling a long illness.  He was the husband of Nancy A. (Valley) Witham. 

Brian was loved by many and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  He is best remembered by his sense of humor and loving heart for everyone he met. 

Brian retired from the Maine Medical Center Lab in 1998 and was a member of Grace Bible Church in Gorham. 

Besides his wife of 49 years, he is survived by his two sons Scott C. Witham of South Portland and Christopher J. Witham and his wife Erin of Windham and his six grandchildren Ryan, Kelsey, Amanda, Aiden, Connor and Jordan Witham as well as four great grandchildren.  He also leaves five siblings Walter Wright and his wife Beverly of New Hampshire, Marlene LaRose of South Portland, Gwendolyn Ricci of Portland, Bruce Witham of Ohio and Barry Witham and his wife Becky of Saco.  He was also the son of the late Bertram L. & Mary A. (Jordan) Witham and a brother of the late Bradley Witham. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 74 Deering Road Gorham. 


In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make donations to a charity of your choice.

James Jay Stack PhD

Portland, ME — James Jay Stack, Ph.D., 83, died Oct 21 surrounded by his loving family at home at the Atrium at the Cedars in Portland, ME. He lived 41 years in Fayetteville, NY. 

He was born in Berwyn, IL.  After graduation from Northwestern U. in 1954, he joined the U.S. Army of Occupation in Germany.  He returned stateside to take graduate psychology degrees at Ohio U. in Athens and then The Ohio State U. in Columbus.  Appointed to the faculty of the Kennedy Center of Vanderbilt U., he directed the Child Study Center there, teaching and supervising clinical psychology graduate students. 

In 1973 he moved to Syracuse, NY to join efforts to transform the old state hospital system into a modern  community-based mental health system, first by developing a new psychology department at Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, NY, and later by developing and directing a model satellite program in the neighboring Madison County.  He co-founded the NYS Association of County Mental Health Directors. 

Both in academic and clinical settings, he supervised and mentored clinical psychology students.  Over many years of helping children and adults in private practice, he was rewarded by letters and comments from clients whom he had helped to effect positive life changes. 

 Everyone noted his fine sense of humor.  He loved music and playing piano.  As a private pilot and scuba diver, he soared through the sky and plumbed the undersea waters.  Now he has a new world to explore. 

Survivors include Lois, his wife of 63 years; son James S. and daughter-in-law Lin of Naperville, IL, and son Terence R. and daughter-in-law Gail of South Portland, ME; Illinois grandchildren Andrew and Katelyn; Maine grandchildren Allison and Elliot; sister Bette Eilers of River Forest, IL; brother- and sister-in-law Barbara and Ronald Hager of Portland; nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a brother, Leo A Stack, Jr. 

A family celebration of his life is planned for spring.  Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to the fund for The Cedars’ new Skilled Care and Memory Care Households, with checks payable to The Cedars Development, 630 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103 or to Visiting Nurse Development Office, 144 State St., Portland, ME 04101.

Gloria “Babe” Perry

Gloria “Babe” Perry, 70, died Saturday October 15, 2016 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.  She was at home surrounded by her family.

Gloria was born in Millinocket, Maine to Arthur and Sophie (Madore) McLean. She attended South Portland schools and lived at Fort Preble Military Fort growing up. She married Randall Perry of Portland and they celebrated more than 50 wonderful years of marriage together.

She is predeceased by both her parents and a sister, Dot Damush of California.

Her other siblings include Jack Mclean of Brunswick, Issabelle   Shea of Thomaston, Robert Mclean of Westbrook and Helen Daly of Georgia.

She is survived by her husband Randall Perry of Westbrook and canine friend “Sally” and three children, Terry Cuomo of Otisfield, Tammy Jacobs of Westbrook and Joseph Perry also of Westbrook as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In her younger years Gloria was an avid roller skater, golfer and she played on two different bowling leagues for many years.  She also had a candy making business that she and Tammy demonstrated parties for. She loved going to craft fairs and yard sales with her daughter Terry. Gloria also did ceramics for many years with both of her daughters.

Of course we cannot forget her true love of Beano in which her mother shared as well. They were both very well known in the local Beano halls all over the Greater Portland area.


Services will be held at South Windham Community Church, 31 Main St. Windham, ME 04062 on October 29th, 2016 at 3:00PM.

Wayne Ellis

Scarborough, ME – Wayne Ellis, 57, of Scarborough passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at his home. 

He was born on February 2, 1959 in Biddeford, ME a son of Marilyn F. (Ellis) Bentley of Portland. 

Wayne was a kind and generous person who is loved and will be greatly missed by family and friends. 

Besides his mother he is survived by two sisters Lerinda J. Damboise and her husband Benton of Caribou, ME and Tammy McDonough of South Portland, ME.  He also leaves his best friend Harley as well as an aunt, an uncle, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was also the twin brother of the late Dwayne Ellis who died Jan 29, 2007. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of his Life on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland, ME.

Condolences may be sent to:

Marilyn F. Bentley and family

240 Danforth Street, Apt 101 

Portland, ME 04102

Doris L. Ruel

New Gloucester, ME – Doris L. Ruel, 57, of New Gloucester died on Saturday, October 15, 2016, with her loving family by her side, after a battle with cancer.  She was the partner of the late Rebecca J. Hill. 

She was born on March 30, 1959 in Biddeford, ME a daughter of the late Roland L. and Lucille M. (Beaulieu) Ruel.  Doris grew up in Biddeford, attending local area schools and graduated from Biddeford High School. 

Doris spent twenty three years running her own business, Freshen Up Cleaner.  She loved spending time with her family and also enjoyed her dogs and could be found attending flea markets and yard sales.  Doris also liked watching old movies. 

She is survived by her two sons Daniel Beasley and his wife Angela and Logan Hill Ruel all of New Gloucester, ME.  She also leaves two sisters Claire Dube and her husband Paul and Jeanne Cyr and her husband Richard, all of Florida and a brother Richard Ruel and his wife Suzanne of Biddeford, ME as well as seven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Upper Hill Cemetery, New Gloucester, ME. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to:
Hospice of Southern Maine

180 US Route One

Scarborough, ME 04074


Maine Cancer Society

170 US Route One, Suite 250

Falmouth, ME 04105 


Roland J. Roux

Minot, ME – Roland J. Roux, 68, of Minot died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in Lisbon.  He was the husband of MaryAnn (Habershaw) Gleezen and of the late Terry (Kelley) Roux. 

He was born on March 18, 1948 in Lewiston, ME a son of the late Adrian & Louise (Fleury) Roux.  Roland served his country proudly, entering the US Army in 1972 during the Vietnam Conflict where he stayed until his honorable discharge in 1975, retiring as a Corporal E-4.  

Roland had been employed by the Lisbon Fabric Mills and for the City of Bath as a truck driver.  He also built lobster boats for a time and recently retired from Bath Iron Works where he was a welder, pipe-fitter and machinist. 

He was a member of the Owl’s Head Transportation Museum and also enjoyed building and trading remote control model airplanes. 

Besides his wife MaryAnn, he is survived by children Kathleen Mason, Randy Roux, Andy Roux and Amanda Orff; MaryAnn’s children Ian Gleezen, Meghan Gleezen-Davis and Owen Gleezen and his eight grandchildren Dorothy Mason, Amy Roux, Max Roux, Celeste Roux, Deagan Roux, Gillian Orff, Jacob Orff and Zachary Orff.  He is also survived by seven brothers and sisters. 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at the East Auburn Baptist Church 560 Park Ave., Auburn. 

Memorial donations in his memory may be made to:

The Building Fund

East Auburn Baptist Church

560 Park Ave.


Auburn, ME 04210