Vernon E. ‘Gene’ Wyman, obituary

Tue, 11/30/2021 - 4:00pm

Vernon Eugene “Gene” Wyman passed peacefully at home on November 30, 2021, following a long illness.

He was born in Morrill, Maine April 30, 1939, and grew up in Liberty Village. He graduated from Walker High School in 1957. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy right out of high school and served until 1962 as an aviation machinist’s mate onboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga with VA-36.

He married Dorothy Livingstone (Dot) on April 14, 1962, and they remained in Liberty and raised their family there.

Gene was a long-time member of the Liberty Masonic Lodge #111 and the Arbutus Chapter of the Eastern Star. He worked all over the Northeast for Cianbro Corporation as an electrician and millwright before retiring in 2004.

Gene was also a consummate tinkerer. He could often be found in his garage tinkering away on one of his Corvairs or fixing a lawnmower, or snowblower or chain saw, or some other piece of equipment. He also enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, and taking early morning swims at Marshall’s Shore on Lake St. George.

Gene was predeceased by his parents, Vernon “Peanut” and Lucilla Hussey Wyman, and his brothers-in-law Mike Sockalexis, David Livingstone, and Leslie Luce.

He is survived by his wife of almost 60 years, Dot Wyman, and their 3 children – Kimberly Wyman and her husband Kerry Guilford of Lamoine, Lisa Dresser, and her husband Tim of Camden, and Kirk Wyman of Lisbon Falls.

He is also survived by his 7 grandchildren, Katherine Libby, Ryan Reilly, Trevor Reilly, Ashlie Stubbs, Chelsie Herrin, Sage Wyman, and Saul Wyman; as well as his 10 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Madoc, Luke, Liam, Mia, Kinsleigh, Evelyn, Emmett, Oliver, and Nolan.

He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Luce of Washington; sister-in-law Faith Garrold and her husband Don of Searsport, sister-in-law Toni Clark and her husband Jesse of Liberty, sister-in-law Shirley Livingstone of Milbridge, sister-in-law Janet Strom and her husband Lenny of Bangor, sister-in-law Sallie Bailey of Lewiston, brother-in-law Douglas Wood of Clinton, and sister-in-law Denise Saller and her husband Andy of Olympia, Washington; as well as many nieces and nephews.

At his request, there will be no visiting hours. A graveside service will be held in the spring.

If you wish to honor Gene’s memory, please consider making a donation to the Liberty Masonic Lodge or Arbutus chapter of the Eastern Star.

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