WILLIAM W. ‘BILL’ MCGARY

Posted May 28, 2012, at 7:39 p.m.

SCARBOROUGH – William W. "Bill" McGary, 73, of Willowood Lane, died peacefully May 25, 2012, at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, Scarborough. He was born May 27, 1938, in Houlton, son of Floyd and Phyllis Kinney McGary.

He was a graduate of Houlton High School in 1956, received his teaching degree from the University of Maine at Presque Isle and later attended Ricker College, Houlton, for two more years. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years after high school, then later was called back to active duty during the Berlin Crisis in 1961. Prior to that, he married Sharon Estabrook, Sept. 9, 1961. Bill taught junior high school math for more than 25 years in the Caribou school department. He was on the board of directors for both the Maine and National Education associations, and served as the Maine Education Association president. After his retirement from teaching, he served as uniserv director of MEA for Aroostook County. Golf was a huge part of Bill’s life and he served as golf pro for Caribou Country Club, as well as assistant and club manager at Aroostook Valley Country Club throughout his teaching career. After moving to southern Maine, he worked at Purpoodock Country Club, Cape Elizabeth. He coached various sports teams in the Caribou area for many years, and continued that by coaching the Cape Elizabeth golf team for the past few years. Above all of his accomplishments, being a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather were most important to him.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Sharon McGary of Scarborough; daughter, Stacie Lizotte and husband, Darren, of Scarborough; son, Darren McGary and wife, Tracy, of Buxton; brother, Robert McGary of New Hampshire; aunt, Shirley Roach of Wells; and three grandchildren, Zander, Cam and Tia.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Kennebunk, where a gathering of family and friends will begin 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074; or The First Tee of Maine, 966 Riverside St., Portland, ME 04103. Arrangements by Watson, Neal & York Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed at

www.wnyfuneralhome.com.

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