Winston Spencer Greaton, 96
AUBURN - Winston Spencer Greaton, 96, a resident of Schooner Estates in Auburn, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough, following a a short illness.
He was the son of Everett Fred and Rachel Whittemore Greaton, and was born Aug. 14, 1921, in Auburn. He always spoke of how he could walk from his home on Orchard Street to school, Lake Street, Webster Grammar, Edward Little High School (Class of 1939), and even Bates College, receiving a B.A. in 1943.
Winston was the first from Bates College to enlist in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the CBI (China, Burma, India) theater and was honorably discharged on March 27, 1946.
He married the "love of my life," Mary E. Wood, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial in Greene, on June 4, 1952. They were truly blest with three sons, of whom two survive.
Survivors include two sons, Everett and Kathy Bannerman (Los Angeles, Calf.); and Robert, Jana and their daughter Hannah (Seattle, Wash.); James' widow, Cindy (Portland), and their son Nat (Portland); daughter Rachel (South Portland), and Matt Patterson and their son Hazen, and daughter Cadence; as well as nephews, John and Lindy Wood (Turner); Alan and Sheila Wood (Greene); and Mark and Judith Wood (Poland).
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Roberta, son James and wife Mary.
Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday, Nov. 16, beginning at 9 a.m., two hours prior to services, at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston; 784-4023. Funeral services honoring Winston's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, concluding with military honors. Graveside committal prayers to follow at Moose Hill Cemetery, Livermore Falls. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at: www.lynchbrothers.com
Memorial donations in Winston's memory may be made to
Memorial Bible Plan
Lewiston, ME 04243-3021
Court Street Baptist Church
129 Court Street
Auburn, ME 04210
Trans World Radio
P.O. Box 8700
Cary, N.C. 27512
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Published by Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Nov. 14, 2017.