Clyde Wellington Colbeth Jr., 80, of East Hartford, Corm., died Saturday at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Springs, Md.
He was born in South Portland, Maine, son of Clyde W and Effie M. Woodsum Colbeth.
Mr. Colbeth was a fisherman and sailor who served in the merchant marine in World War II and was torpedoed in the North Atlantic while a crew member of the Penelope Barker. He graduated from the U.S. Maritime Service Officers School and was commissioned ensign.
Mr. Colbeth was employed by First National Stores, Inc. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1982.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline S. Colbeth; three sons Clyde W. III of Plumsteadville, Pa., Gary A. of Charlotte, N.C., and Daniel G. Murphy of El Paso, Texas; two daughters, Wendy J. Colbeth of East Hartford and Carol A. Colbeth of Silver Springs, Md., a brother, Gerald of Danvers, Mass.; two sisters, Lorena Salo of Houlton, Maine, and Elizabeth Sanborn of Cape Elizabeth, Maine; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visiting hours will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth, where a funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Spring burial will be in Chebeague Island cemetery.
(Copied from the Portland Press Herald, March 11, 1998)
In lieu of flowers, contributions my be made to the Chebeague Care Resource, C/O Charlotte Hatfield, RR 1, Box 226, Chebeague Island, ME 04017.