Published DateRUMNEY — Elwin Edward Macomber, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Rumney, New Hampshire on Sunday, May 19th, 2013. Elwin was born to Clifford and Hannah Macomber on December 9, 1926 in Sangerville, Maine.
Elwin graduated from high school in Guilford, Maine in 1945. On November 2nd, 1945, Elwin entered the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of sergeant during the aftermath of World War II. While stationed in Italy, he met General Patten and shook his hand. In 1951, Elwin graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in Civil Engineering and Forestry. He has been a resident of Rumney for many years.
Elwin had a strong love for land surveying, logging, fishing and his cows. Elwin was known for his enduring work ethic, mountains of firewood and friendly smile.
Elwin was predeceased by his brother, Blaine Macomber.
Elwin leaves behind his beloved wife of sixty-one years Ruthie Macomber, as well as his daughter Lolita Demers and her husband Tom, daughter Denise Brown and her husband Bobby, son Darrell Macomber and his wife Patricia, and son Elwin Macomber and his wife Becky. Elwin was a wonderful grandfather to Nathan, Kimberly, Seth, Colby, Jeremy and Angela. He also had four great grandchildren, Hunter, Isabelle, Kaylynn, Ashton, brother, Dale Macomber, sister, Juanita Mallard, nieces and nephews.
A calling hour will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 10:00 am through 11:00 am at Mayhew Funeral Home (12 Langdon St.), Plymouth. A funeral service will follow the calling hour in the funeral home at 11:00 am. Rev. William McCoy will officiate. Interment will be held at a later date in the Sangerville Cemetery, Sangerville, Maine.
Mayhew Funeral Homes & Crematorium of Meredith and Plymouth are handling the arrangements. To view Elwin's Book of Memories: www.mayhewfuneralhomes.com