GEORGE A. SNEDDEN JR.
OLD TOWN–George A. Snedden Jr., 91, died Oct. 4, 2019 at a Bangor hospital with family and friends by his side. He was born April 20, 1928 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the only child of George A. Sr. and Bernice E. (Geddis) Snedden.
George was a graduate of Mount Herman Boys School in Mount Herman, Massachusetts and following graduation enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII. He served as a frogman on both a submarine and tanker in the warzone. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Massachusetts to try his luck working on a scallop boat out of Fairhaven, Massachusetts. It was during this time that he dated and married nurse Faith R. Lincoln in January 1950. George began a career in sales for Narragansett Brewing Co. He quickly moved up the ladder, teaching system installation and troubleshooting all around New England. George worked for Narragansett for over 22 years then he accepted an offer as a Marketing Manager for Pepsi Bottle and Miller later known as Haffenreffer Bottling for 21 years, retiring in 1998. He gained great respect from all that he worked with for the way George handled the people he worked for and with. Outside of his working career, George was active in his community as a member of the Masonic Lodge: Blue Lodge and Vassalboro Lodge for over 50 years and became an Anah Shrine of Bangor member in 1964. As a Shriner, he was active with the circus and helped found the clown section for Anah temple where he was known as Rolo the Clown. Since 2000, he has been a member of The Q club and since 1954, he has been a member of BBB Hunting Lodge. He will be remembered for his carvings and making of fishing rods. For over 40 years, George sent his custom rods all over the country as the Lucky Scot company.
Many years after the death of his wife Faith, Lucille (Stormann) Harris and George were introduced to each other by her long-time friend Madeline Belcher who thought they would ‘hit it off.’ They did and were happily married for 27 years.
He is survived by four children son George “Lucky” Snedden III and his wife Brenda of Alpena, Michigan and their children George Snedden IV and Erika Snedden; Scott Snedden and his wife Beth of Augusta and their children Shawn Snedden and Heidi Snedden; daughter Holly Shaw and her husband Tom of Madison and their children Robbie Marshall and Brittany Spaulding, daughter Heather McGowan and her husband Wayne and their children Jesi McGown, Jenni McGowan, and Mike McGowan; four stepchildren Dianne and Stuart King and their children Aaron and Adam; Allan and Bonnie Harris and the son Steve; Tom Harris; Brian and Pamela Harris; many great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife Faith in 1975 and second wife Lucille in 2017.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday Oct. 12, 2019 at the Old Town United Methodist Church, 726 Stillwater Ave., Old Town, Maine followed by a social gathering with light refreshments
Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/shc/donate