Orie F. White

Posted March 07, 2014, at 6:03 p.m.

CAMBRIDGE – Orie F. White, 93, died March 6, 2014, at his home in Cambridge. He was born June 11, 1920, in Staceyville, the son of Miles and Ida (Landers) White.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following the service he worked at Fay Scott in Dexter. He later worked for Norman Chadbourne for 18 years and then purchased the business and operated it until the time of his death. Orie enjoyed the outdoors and was a registered Maine Guide for 50 years. Over the time of his guiding he made many friends and maintained many of those friendships for all his life. He loved baseball and was very involved in re-establishing semi-pro ball in the State of Maine, and managed teams from 1967 to 1997. One of the highlights of his life was when the Red Sox won the World Series.

He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Ruth (Page) White; three brothers, Laurel, Harold, and Cecil; and a sister, Dorothy. He is survived by a son, Robert White of South Carolina; four daughters, Sheryl Batey of Monson, Nancy Glidden and her husband, Mike, of South Carolina, Peggy Sheehan and her husband, Jack, of Florida, and Bonita Martel and her husband, Donald, of Cambridge; eight grandchildren, Erika and Joshua Batey, Amie Glidden, Beckie Grant, Bryan and Corie White, Kellie and Kelsey Martel; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Hospice and to Donald Martel, for caring for Orie and making it possible for him to die peacefully at home, and thanks to Cathy Spaulding for her care and support over the past week.

A spring graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Cambridge Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Health and Counseling, 1093 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. For an online guest register, go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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