EASTPORT – Reid Wilder Emery, 61, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008. Reid was born March 3, 1946, in Eastport, son of the late Maxwell and Roberta Emery. He graduated from Shead High School, Class of 1964. After graduation, Reid entered the Army National Guard, serving for six years. He moved to Connecticut and worked for a short time with Pratt & Whitney. Reid returned back to Easport, where he worked for Guilford Industries for more than 20 years, and a brief time as a police officer for the city of Eastport. Reid married Margaret Hicks, Sept. 26, 1970, in Eastport. After the fire at Guilford Industries, Reid worked for The Mearl Corp., Ocean Products, and finally with Raye’s Mustart Mill. He was a former member of Knights of Pythias and Calais Rod & Gun Club. Reid enjoyed making knives, R/C planes, building boat models, fishing and boating on Cathance Lake and Boyden Lake. Surviving are his loving wife of more than 37 years, Margaret Emery; two sons, Chris and his wife, Moka, of Perry, and Mark and his wife, Shannon, of Eastport; two sisters, Sally Emery and her husband, Edward, and Peggy Segien and her husband, Ronnie, all of Eastport; three wonderful grandchildren that he loved dearly, Garret, Ian and Rachel; nieces, Susan Baron, Shelly Berry, Ann-Margret Emery and nephews, Edward Emery Jr. and Michael Segien, and families. A graveside service will be held in the summer at Bayside Cemetery, Eastport. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Eastport & Calais.
Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:19 p.m.