Deering High School Alumni

Portland, Maine (ME)

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In Memory Of
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Anna Peterson Bean
Anna Peterson Bean
Class of 1965
Passed Jul 23, 2013
Anna passed away from stage 4 cancer with her family at her side. She had 2 sons and 3 beautiful grandchildren. She was a beautiful person and is greatly missed.
Anne Theriault
Anne Theriault
Class of 1965
Passed Nov 21, 2015
(no additional information)
Christine M. Candelmo
Christine M. Candelmo
Class of 1987
Passed Dec 03, 2006
(no additional information)
Christine M. Candelmo
Christine M. Candelmo
Class of 1987
Passed Dec 03, 2006
(no additional information)
Colleen Baker Seehusen
Colleen Baker SeeHusen
Class of 1955
(Passed date unknown)
Colleen passed away in 2017
Dianne Crawford
Dianne crawford
Class of 1965
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Donald B. Minster
Donald B. Minster
Class of 1968
Passed Oct 25, 2013
Donald Blair Minster
He loved and served
the Lord faithfully.
GRAY -- Donald Blair Minster, of Hunts Hill Road, Gray, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., after a period of declining health.
He was born on Oct. 8, 1950, in Portland, the son of Richard and Dorothy (Marston) Minster. Donald graduated from Deering High School in Portland in 1968 and Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute, South Portland, in 1970 with a degree in Machine Tool Technology.
On June 24, 1973, he married Shirley Rice.
Donald worked for Orr & Jennings Machine Shop, B&M Baked Beans, The Reece Corporation, and Portland Pipeline. He co-founded three businesses: D&M Realty, The Incredible Edible Deli, and Home Education & Family Services/Royal Academy. He also co-founded the Karate for Christ Team.
Donald was ordained a minster in 1980 and pastored at Highland Cliff Advent Christian Church, Windham, and was a mentor to many pastors and lay leaders. In his spare time, Donald enjoyed playing cribbage, fellowshipping with dear friends, and discussing the Scriptures.
Never one to travel out of Maine willingly, he was coerced to visit England as well as every state east of the Mississippi River.
Donald was predeceased by his parents. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Shirley Rice Minster; brother David and wife Jill Minster of Orleans, Mass.; his in-laws, Sally Newell of Richmond and Susan and Thomas Brown of South Portland; cousins Nancy Harding Pierce and Bradley McCurtain; many nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Elaine Appel
Elaine Appel
Class of 1958
Passed Apr 10, 2011
The class of 1958 has lost another classmate...
Elizabeth Helen Howland
Elizabeth Helen Howland
Class of 1962
Passed Mar 02, 1987
Known as Becky in high school. She was a petite ball of fire. She really enjoyed her high school years. Unfortunately she suffered from kidney disease that took her life at 42 years old. She had no children.
Esther Shuman/stailing
Esther Shuman/Stailing
Class of 1982
Passed Jan 19, 2009
My name is David Stailing, husband of Esther Shuman/Stailing. I thought if anyone didn't know I would pass this on to the Deering Alumni.

Esther passed away in January 09 due to cancer. She was a extraordinary person, a wonderfull wife, mother of 4, and my best friend. Anyone that new her would agree. Please remember Esther as such. My prayers are with her.

David
John F. Jack Coyne
John F. Jack Coyne
Class of 1998
Passed Apr 12, 2008
John F. Jack Coyne, 61
SCARBOROUGH -- John F. Jack Coyne, 61, of Scarborough, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
He was born on Dec. 8, 1946, in Portland, the son of Francis Joseph and Margaret (Gannon) Coyne. Jack was a 1965 graduate of Cheverus and a 1969 graduate of the University Maine at Portland. He earned a masters in Education from the University of Maine in 1971. Jack taught English in the Portland Public School system, at Jack Junior and Portland and Deering High Schools. Jack also touched the lives of many through his coaching and officiating of many sports, from middle school to NCAA Division 1, over a span of five decades. Jack found time to be involved in charitable activities, such as the Maine Special Olympics. He is the recipient of many accolades in recognition of his service to others.
Jack is survived by his life partner, Sheryl Jacobs of Portland and her son Andrew Jacobs; and three sons, Dr. Michael Coyne of Old Orchard Beach, Danny R. Coyne, Esq. and his wife Stephanie A. Williams, Esq. of Westbrook, and Christopher R. Coyne and his wife Jennifer Tarr of New York, N.Y.

(Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram)
John Maley
John Maley
Class of 1966
(Passed date unknown)
(no additional information)
Joyce Dulac
Joyce Dulac
Class of 1955
Passed Jan 01, 2020
(no additional information)
Joyce Dulac
Joyce Dulac
Class of 1955
Passed Jan 01, 2020
(no additional information)
Juanita (butler) Pennell
Juanita (Butler) Pennell
Class of 1939
Passed Jun 22, 2012
(no additional information)
Kimberly Tudor
Kimberly Tudor
Class of 1994
Passed Dec 28, 2008
Visitation at 1:00 pm service to follow at 2:00 at Jones and Rich 199 Woodfords St Portland
Lorraine Burke Richards
Lorraine Burke Richards
Class of 1956
Passed Feb 04, 2017
Lorraine died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family.
Maike Hohman
Maike Hohman
Class of 1981
Passed May 21, 2000
Maike was my older sister and my rock. I've had a lot of growing-up to do since she passed in 2000. Some of you may remember her work as co-editor of Ramblings (1981?).
Merton (skip) Doyle
Merton (Skip) Doyle
Class of 1956
Passed Apr 13, 2016
(no additional information)
Mr. Wallace Jaffe
Mr. Wallace Jaffe
Faculty
Passed Jan 09, 2009
Mr. Jaffe was an English teacher (as well as Humanities/Russian/drama) who passed away January 9, 2009 at the age of 83. He taught at Deering for 18 years from approximately 1968 through 1986.

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