Richard T. Ayer, 1927 - 2014

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Richard T. Ayer, 86, of 211 Ashton Road, Norway, died at his home surrounded by  his loving   family on Monday, May 5, 2014, following a brief illness. Born in Norway on October 16, 1927, he was the son of Theodore and Frances Adams Ayer. Educated in Norway schools, he went off to work in the woods as a logger at age 17 finishing his education while serving in the U.S. Army. After his military service, he worked in the woods for several years then he went to work at A. C. Lawrence Tannery where he started unloading hides from boxcars and ending up as plant manager. Even after his retirement, he continued to work in the woods logging, in Tennessee he had several sawmills, enjoyed metal detecting for civil war artifacts, panning for gold at Swift River,  and he also enjoyed fly fishing and hunting .  On May 22, 1971, he married the former Beulah Brown. A member of the American Legion, Post # 82, he is survived by his loving wife of Norway, two sons, Jim Hamlin and wife Elaine of Hancock, NH, and Kevin Brawn and wife Deborah of Fletcher, OK, four daughters, Linda and husband George Young of Norway, Brenda and husband John Carroll of Salt Lake City, UT, Wanda and husband Billy Piasecki of Denver, CO, and Karen and husband Alan Bailey of West Paris, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ralph, and a sister, Evelyn Ivery. 

Funeral Notice

AYER, Richard, 86, of Norway, died in Norway on Monday, May 5, 2014. A celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, May 13, 11 AM, at the American Legion Post# 82 in Norway. Donations may be made in his memory to the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, 17 Court Street, Boston MA 02108.

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