Edwin Holland Scammon - age: 99
(December 31, 1920 to July 14, 2020
Edwin will be laid to rest at the Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery in Springvale, ME, where he will be reunited with the love of his life, Carol. Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home, 13 Portland Road, Buxton is respectfully handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers just say “Fair well good friend”.
On Tuesday, July 14, 2020, Edwin Holland Scammon, Jr. 99 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Scarborough. He was born December 31, 1920, the son of Edwin Holland and Frances Lillian Shattuck Scammon, Sr. Edwin has one sister Alice J. Brown in Amesbury, MA.
Edwin married Carol L. Hammer of Haverhill, MA in 1947, she predeceased Edwin on January 28, 2019. Their son Michael E. Scammon was born in 1949 and lives in Scarborough with his wife Patricia and daughter Rebecca.
Edwin graduated from Amesbury High School in Amesbury, MA in 1939, then studied Machine and Tool Design at Wentworth Institute in Boston, MA.
Edwin served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII in the Southwest Pacific theater. He was a gunner/flight engineer on a B-24 Liberator bomber, 19th Squadron, 22nd Bomb Group of General Kenney’s Fifth Air Force. He flew 43 bombing missions, and received the Air Medal with four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters.
Edwin and Carol designed and built their dream home in Amesbury, MA. They moved to Scarborough to be closer to their son Michael. Ed enjoyed his work, playing baseball, horseshoes, candlepin bowling, fishing, working in his woods, and building furniture. Growing up on a farm, he remained physically active his entire life - at age 95 he told his doctor that he really wished he could be 88 again, when he was still out tractor logging in his woodlot.
Ed’s work career as a manufacturing engineer included A. H. Dugrenier, CBS-Hytron Products, the Bailey Co., Raytheon Missile Systems, Avco Space Systems, Berkshire Manufacturing Products, United Machine and Tool Design and Babco Textron of Danvers. Ed really enjoyed his work. He started work with an 18” slide rule and a 10-place trig book and ended up with the computer!