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Donald "Brown" Wormwood

October 4, 1939 ~ March 16, 2017 (age 77)

Donald “Brown” Wormwood 1939-2017

 

Donald “Brown” Wormwood, 77, of Gardiner passed away on March 16, 2017 after having suffered multiple strokes.

 

Don was born October 4, 1939 in Buxton, Maine to Nellie Josephine Ackley.  He graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958 as the “class clown”.  He was a Sergeant E5 in the U.S. Army.  He started in radio in 1957 while also working on the Dave Astor Show.  During his 50-plus years in radio, he co-founded the LOVE Fund, which is a campaign to raise funds for locals in need; he also announced all Gardiner sports, and in 2006 was inducted to the Maine Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Through the years, he received several personal accomplishments, such as the John Burgess Award,  in 2011, Le Club Calumet honored him as Citizen of the Year, as well as making him an honorable member of the club.  He was involved with the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, the Spirit of America, Bikers of Maine, The Windsor Fair, The Litchfield Fair, 1-7-10 Bowling Show, The Whatever Festival, Gardiner Little League, American Legion, Senior Pee Wee Basketball, and was the DJ for area dances and weddings. 

 

His favorite occupation was being on the radio and entertaining people by emulating Red Skelton.  He loved to go for rides with his wife and two dogs, sitting on his front porch and watching the birds, fishing, golfing, and traveling to Aruba.  He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He was an icon in the Gardiner Community and gave of himself endlessly.  He cherished and loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

 

Don  is survived by his wife, Priscilla Wormwood; two sons, Ray and his wife Lynne; Chris and his wife Bonnie; daughter Tracy and her husband John Farrell; 19 grandchildren;  two sisters, Sharon Cline of Buxton,  and Gale Wormwood of Augusta; and many nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife, Rita Wormwood, in 2002.

 

Visiting hours will be Friday, March 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00PM p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner.

 

A celebration of Life will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Le Club Calumet in Augusta.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Ln, Augusta,  ME  04330

Donald “Brown” Wormwood 1939-2017

Donald “Brown” Wormwood, 77, of Gardiner passed away on March 16, 2017 after having suffered multiple strokes.

Don was born October 4, 1939 in Buxton, Maine to Nellie Josephine Ackley.  He graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958 as the “class clown”.  He was a Sergeant E5 in the U.S. Army.  He started in radio in 1957 while also working on the Dave Astor Show.  During his 50-plus years in radio, he co-founded the LOVE Fund, which is a campaign to raise funds for locals in need; he also announced all Gardiner sports, and in 2006 was inducted to the Maine Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  Through the years, he received several personal accomplishments, such as the John Burgess Award,  in 2011, Le Club Calumet honored him as Citizen of the Year, as well as making him an honorable member of the club.  He was involved with the Maine Country Music Hall of Fame, the Spirit of America, Bikers of Maine, The Windsor Fair, The Litchfield Fair, 1-7-10 Bowling Show, The Whatever Festival, Gardiner Little League, American Legion, Senior Pee Wee Basketball, and was the DJ for area dances and weddings.

His favorite occupation was being on the radio and entertaining people by emulating Red Skelton.  He loved to go for rides with his wife and two dogs, sitting on his front porch and watching the birds, fishing, golfing, and traveling to Aruba.  He was a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He was an icon in the Gardiner Community and gave of himself endlessly.  He cherished and loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

Don  is survived by his wife, Priscilla Wormwood; two sons, Ray and his wife Lynne; Chris and his wife Bonnie; daughter Tracy and her husband John Farrell; 19 grandchildren;  two sisters, Sharon Cline of Buxton,  and Gale Wormwood of Augusta; and many nieces and nephews.

He is pre-deceased by his first wife, Rita Wormwood, in 2002.

Visiting hours will be Friday, March 24, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00PM p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Staples Funeral Home in Gardiner.

A celebration of Life will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Le Club Calumet in Augusta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kennebec Valley Humane Society, 10 Pethaven Ln, Augusta,  ME  04330


Charitable donations may be made to:

Kennebec Valley Humane Society
10 Pet Haven Lane Augusta, ME 04330,



 Service Information

Visiting hours
Friday
March 24, 2017

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Staples Funeral Home
Gardiner, ME

Visiting hours
Friday
March 24, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Staples Funeral Home
Gardiner, ME

Funeral Service
Saturday
March 25, 2017

11:00 AM
Calumet Club
Augusta, ME


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