BELFAST — Roscoe Merrill Pinkham of Belfast died at the age of 94 with family by his side. We often remarked about his birth date of Feb. 2, 1928, Groundhog Day, and now he has left us on Halloween, Oct. 31, 2022.

Roscoe was the son of Douglas and Arneta Pinkham of Boothbay Harbor, who predeceased him. Also predeceasing him was his eldest daughter, Arneta Peterson, and a brother, Alfred Pinkham Sr. He was looking forward to being with them again.

In the summer of 1948, Roscoe met and married his beautiful wife, Dora Bridges Pinkham, who survives him after 74 years of marriage. He is also survived by siblings Jeanette Achorn, David Pinkham and Suzanne Blanchard.

Roscoe leaves behind a large family:

Son-in-law Stan ”Bill” Peterson (Rachel); grandchildren Dan, Kevin (Amanda), Amanda (Joe) and Vova; and great-grandchildren Bodie, Soren and Ruslan.

Daughter Laurie Cunningham (Stan); grandchildren Chad (Shannon) and Luke (Darrah); and great-grandchildren Zach, Grace, Lilah, Justin, Griffin, Faith and Rachael.

Son Jon Pinkham (Wanda); grandchildren Brooke and Destioney (Brittany); and great-grandchildren Madison and Macy.

Daughter Bonnie Harris (Steve); grandchildren Marissa (Joel) and Dave; and great-grandchildren Meredith and Madelyn.

Son Jeff Pinkham (Kathy); grandchildren Tiffany, Crystal and Siiri; and great-grandchild Jaxon.

Daughter Penni Shute (Darren); grandchildren Tyler Greenlaw (Mary), Justin and Holly (Ryan); great-grandchildren Cody, Jaiden, Zoey and Katy.

Prior to his retirement in 1990, Roscoe was an inspector for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and also served several terms as a selectman for the town of Belmont. He proudly volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, a good fit, as he loved puttering around the house. He and Dora spent many wonderful winters in Zephyrhills, Fla., where he loved to golf and be warmed by the sun.

He lived a long life, left a legacy and will be missed. At his request, no funeral services are to be held, but please take a moment to remember him as you go about your day.

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