3/25/2013 12:09:00 PM Austin W. Achorn May 7, 1926 - March 20, 2013
Austin W. Achorn, 86, of Waldoboro, died March 20 at Windward Gardens in Camden. He was born May 7, 1926 in Waldoboro to Amos and Myrtle Wentworth Achorn. Austin grew up in Waldoboro and graduated from Waldoboro High School.
He worked for G.T.E. Sylvania in Waldoboro for 35 years. He also worked as an electrician.
He served on the Waldoboro Fire Department for many years. He enjoyed boating, sitting with his friends at the counter at Moody's Diner, and tinkering on anything that needed fixing. He especially enjoyed mowing his lawn and keeping it immaculate. He also loved to hear and tell a good joke.
He was predeceased by his wife, Olga Nadine Achorn; parents, Myrtle and Amos Achorn; brother, Elmer Achorn; and grandchildren, Sidney Austin Achorn and Austin Roy Bragg.
He is survived by his children, Colleen Vannah and husband Ernie of Waldoboro, Wanda Johnson and significant other, Jac Carey of Brunswick, Nancy Pennington and husband Terry of Warren, Richard Crabtree and wife Elizabeth of South Hope, Trenna Crabtree and Barbara Laurie of Topsham, Eileen Parsons and husband Terry of Florida, and Robert Achorn and wife Linda of Islesboro; sister, Geraldine Jones and husband Roland of Jefferson; grandchildren, Ernie Vannah, Courtney Bain, Christopher Johnson, Trenna Bragg, Alan Bragg, Michelle Dennison, Julie Schmidt, Melissa Melvin, Kevin Sproul, Shawna Wing, and Kimberly Achorn; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; companion, Arlene Holmes of Waldoboro; and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service for friends and family to celebrate Austin's life will be held in the spring at the Shuman Cemetery in Waldoboro.
Contributions in Austin's memory may be made to the Town of Waldoboro, c/o Bob Maxcy Displacement Fund, P.O. Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572. The fund helps residents of Waldoboro who have been displaced by fire.
You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro.