Winston Spencer Greaton, 96, a resident of Schooner Estates in Auburn, passed away peacefully Monday, November 13, 2017, at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough following a short illness.
He was the son of Everett Fred and Rachel Whittemore Greaton, was born August 14, 1921, in Auburn, ME. He always spoke of how he could walk from his home on Orchard street to school, Lake Street, Webster Grammar, Edward Little HS (class of 1939), and even Bates College, receiving a BA in 1943. Winston was the first from Bates College to enlist in the US Army during WWII. He served in the CBI (China, Burma, India) theater and was honorably discharged on March 27, 1946. He married the "love of my life", Mary E. Wood at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial in Greene, Maine, on June 4, 1952. They were truly blest with three sons, of whom two survive.
Survivors include two sons, Everett and Kathy Bannerman (Los Angeles, Calf.) and Robert, Jana and their daughter, Hannah (Seattle, Wash.) James' widow, Cindy (Portland) and their son, Nat of (Portland), daughter, Rachel (South Portland) and Matt Patterson and their son, Hazen, and daughter, Cadence as well as nephews, John and Lindy Wood (Turner) Alan and Sheila Wood (Greene) and Mark and Judith Wood (Poland).
He was predeceased by his parents, sister, Roberta, son, James, and wife, Mary.
Funeral services honoring Winston's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 16 at the funeral home, concluding with military honors. Graveside committal prayers will follow at Moose Hill Cemetery, Livermore Falls.
Memorial donations in Winston's memory may be made to Gideons International, Memorial Bible Plan, P.O. Box 3021, Lewiston, ME 04243-3021, or Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St, Auburn, ME 04210, or Trans World Radio, P.O. Box 8700, Cary, NC 27512.
Family and friends are invited to visit Thursday two hours prior to services beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Pinette Dillingham & Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston, 784-4023.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com
Published on November 14, 2017