Lewis E. Seekins, 76
Searsport — Lewis E. Seekins, 76, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at a Lincoln Hospital. He was born April 5, 1936, the son of Eugene and Margaret (Ward) Seekins.
Lewis had a great love for his family: his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very important to him. He enjoyed all the family times that he was able to spend and create cherished memories.
Lewis owned and operated L.E. Seekins Construction for many years. Lewis served in the Army National Guard; he was the Past Master of the Belfast Masonic Lodge, Scottish and York Rites. He was also a member of the Anah Temple Shrine, where he served in the Medic Corps. Lewis was a licensed plumbing Inspector for the town of Searsport for 25 years; he also served on the appeals board and was a past member of the Planning Board for the town of Searsport, along with holding a state of Maine real estate license.
Lewis will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary L. (Hersom) Seekins; four daughters, Diane Curtis and husband Barrett of Searsport, Karen Seekins of Searsport, Lori Heath and husband Matthew of Orland and Sandi Sanborn and husband Johnny of Benton; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special friends Jim and Joyce Richards of Belfast, seven brothers and sisters and many, many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Lewis was predeceased by a brother, Leroy Seekins, and a son-in-law, Chuck Ellsmore.
Family and friends will gather for visitation from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, with a Masonic memorial service at 5 p.m. at Young’s Funeral Home, 31 West Main St., Searsport. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Searsport Full Gospel Church, Main Street. Searsport, with Pastor Cliff Gall.
Memorial contributions in Lewis’ memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 US Route 1, Ste. M, Scarborough, ME 04074. For online condolences visit mitchelltweedie-young.com.