243. Arthur Fisk Dewsnap Jr.113 was born on 13 May 1922 in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana, USA.64,72,108,110,114,115,116 He lived in Perry, Marion, Indiana, USA in 1930.64 He lived in Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine, USA between 1935 and 1993.72 Arthur lived in Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine, USA in 1993.108 He died on 14 May 2003 at the age of 81 in Dresden, Lincoln County, Maine, USA.115,116 He lived in Indiana, USA.110 Arthur lived in Vermont, USA.114 Dewsnap, Arthur May 13, 1922 - May 14, 2003
Arthur Fisk Dewsnap Jr., 81, of Dresden, passed away on May 14, at Maine Veterans Home in Augusta.
He was born in Greenwood, Ind., on May 13, 1922, the son of the late Arthur F. Sr. and Hilda (Bailey) Dewsnap. From the time he was boy, he possessed a keen fascination with flight and flying as well as a talented mechanical ability. He loved to design, build and fly his own model airplanes as well as build his own radios.
During his early years, he spent summers off the coast of Maine, sailing boats and enjoying all of the wonders that island life offered on Swans Island. He attended and graduated from Southport High School in Indiana and enjoyed playing basketball.
In 1942, he enlisted in the Air Force and was fortunate to be able to combine his love of flight and mechanical abilities as a propeller mechanic on the P-38 Lightning. His tour during W.W. II included many Western Pacific theaters. The highlight of his military career came when he worked on the P-38 of the famous Charles Lindbergh.
Once the war was over, Arthur completed three years at Fitchburg State Teachers College, majoring in industrial arts. It was there he decided to pursue a hands-on career instead of teaching.
His career included 40 years on the road for Pneumatic Scale Co. in Quincy, Mass., as a service engineer specializing in the installation, conversion and repair of many types of packaging machines. This work took him all over the United States and around the globe many times.
Yet he always loved to return home to Dresden. It was, he said, â€œthe best place to live.â€ Other interests included chess, photography and creating music on various instruments, flying and receiving his commercial pilotâ€™s license and being an excellent checkers player.
He was predeceased by his son, Stephen N. Dewsnap, and sisters, Barbara D. Bush and Marjorie D. Whitted.
Arthur is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara S. Dewsnap of Dresden; sons, Stanley S. Dewsnap of Wiscasset and Arthur (Rusty) F. Dewsnap III and wife Tina of Farmingdale; brother, George Dewsnap and wife Lyn of Georgia; three granddaughters, Mary Page, Amelia Dewsnap and Melissa Dewsnap; step-grandson Gregory Plourde; and lifelong best friends Don and Jeanne Brinkman.
Memorial service will be held during this summer. Condolences may be expressed at www.kincerfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, Richmond.
Arthur Fisk Dewsnap Jr. and Barbara S. Schofield were married on 18 August 1957. Barbara S. Schofield, daughter of Frank E. Schofield and Florence I. Northup, was born on 2 May 1925 in Saint Albans, Vermont, USA. She died on 1 May 2005 at the age of 79 in Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine, USA. 2005-05-05
Barbara S. Dewsnap Barbara Schofield Dewsnap, 79, of Dresden, died Sunday, May l, at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick following a brief illness.
Born in Saint Albans, Vermont on May 2, 1925, she was the daughter of Frank E. Schofield and Florence I. (Northup) Schofield. She attended Saint Albans schools and graduated from Bellows Free Academy in 1943. After graduation she was employed by the Derringer Company and the Saint Albans City Clerk's office.
On August 18, 1957 she married Arthur F. Dewsnap Jr., of Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Holliston, Massachusetts where she lived until her family relocated to Dresden in 1969.
After raising three sons Mrs. Dewsnap returned to work and was employed as an office manager at Merrill Memorial Manor in Gardiner and Colonial House in Waterville until her retirement in 1990.
She was an avid reader who had a true appreciation for life. Her close relationship with her sons brought her happiness and well-being throughout her life's journey.
She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur F. Dewsnap Jr. in May of 2003; and her son, Stephen N. Dewsnap in October 1984.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley S. Dewsnap and his wife Debra of Wiscasset, and Arthur F. (Rusty) Dewsnap III and his wife Tina of Dresden; three granddaughters, Meri Page, Amelia Dewsnap, and Melissa Dewsnap; and step-grandson Gregory Plourde.
At the family's request, the memorial service will be private.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357.
Arthur Fisk Dewsnap Jr.-51136 and Barbara S. Schofield-51137 had the following children: