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Edward E. Vinson succumbs in Maine



Edward E. Vinson, 84, of East Millinocket, Maine, died November 15 at Millinocket Regional Hospital.

Born at McRoberts, he was a son of James and Beulah Satterfield Vinson. He was also preceeded in death by three sisters, Catherine, Ida Mary, and Dorothy, and two brothers, Charles and Donald.

Vinson was an World War II Army veteran, and served nine months as a sergeant with the 97th Infantry Division in France and Germany and in the Western Pacific Theater. He was a member of American Legion Post #13 in East Millinocket.

He worked at the Great Northern Paper Company in East Millinocket for 17 years in quality control and the maintenance department, and was an active member of Machinists Local #362. In 1970, he was elected to the position of business representative to District #99 of the International Association of Machinists where he worked until his retirement in 1986. He also served as a member of the Maine Vocational Education Advisory Board. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of East Millinocket and served on various boards and committees over the years.

Surviving are by his wife of 62 years, Mabel Runnells Vinson; a son, Stephen Vinson and wife Pamela, Millinocket, Maine; a daughter, Carol Sarantakos and husband Elliot, New Gloucester, Maine; four grandchildren, Aaron Vinson and wife Julie, Bucksport, Maine; Sara Libby, Portland, Maine; Bruce O’Donal, Sabattus, Maine; and Jennifer O’Donal, Topsham, Maine; six great-grandchildren, Braydon, Nicholas, Connor, Taylor, Nikayla, and Austin; three brothers, James Vinson and wife Nova Lee, Dearborn Heights, Mich.; the Rev. Richard Vinson and wife Juanita, Rio Grande, Ohio; and the Rev. Ray Vinson and wife Joyce, Falmouth, Va.; and a nephew, Russell Bulick, Hermitage, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at the First Congregational Church of East Millinocket. Burial will be at the East Millinocket Cemetery.

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