Stonington – Roger Greenlaw died on September 11, 2018 in Bangor. He was born on September 28, 1938 at home in Oceanville, Maine. He attended Stonington High School and graduated in 1956. He went lobstering with his Dad during summers.
He served in the Navy for 6 years and was a 20 plus year member and Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard.
Roger enjoyed several careers in his lifetime. He worked for Piedmont Airlines in Virginia. In New Hampshire he worked at two lumber companies, Timberpeg and Lavalley’s. He also worked at Burnt Cove Market in later years. Many people will remember Roger working with his father at the family business, Greenlaw’s CareTaking, until his retirement.
Roger will be remembered for his outgoing nature, sense of humor, generous spirit, and love of the Red Sox. However, he gave his mother, Nellie, premature gray hairs with childhood mishaps such as being struck by a car, scalped by an arrow, and struck by lightning.
He was a member of the American Legion and also served on the Deer Isle Stonington school board. Roger was a lifelong member of the Oceanville Baptist Church.
Roger is survived by his wife, Arlene, of Stonington, Maine, his two sons, Michael and wife Amy of Durham, New Hampshire, and Steven and wife Maria of Southhampton, New York. He is survived by his sisters Darlene Lepoff, Gail Chamberlin, and Roberta Johnson of Oceanville, Maine. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Blake and Dylan Greenlaw, many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Oceanville, Maine, on Sunday, September 23rd at 2 pm. Immediately following the service, friends and family are invited to gather at the site of the original Greenlaw homestead on Alfred’s Lane in Oceanville.
Graveside Service, 2 pm, Sunday, September 23, 2018, Greenwood Cemetery, Oceanville, Maine