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1996 Obituaries

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Tracy L. (Jernigan) Keefe, 7/6/2006
Maj. Samuel Carson Leigh, 10/29/2009 
Richard W. Mitchell, 2/3/1995
Linda Elizabeth Speck
, 8/31/1997

Maj. Samuel Carson Leigh

Maj. Samuel Carson Leigh, 35, died on Oct. 29, 2009, as a result of an aerial collision over the Pacific Ocean near San Diego, California.

Born in Waterville, Maine, Jan. 9, 1974, Leigh was a 1992 graduate of Messalonskee High School. Major Leigh graduated from Norwich with a bachelor’s degree in history. Following graduation he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. Major Leigh was a 13-year veteran of the Marine Corps, having served in Atlanta and San Diego and two tours of duty in Iraq.

He is survived by his parents, David and Ann Leigh, of Belgrade, Maine; as well as two brothers, Andrew and his wife, Vanessa, and daughter Asha, of Freeport, Maine; and Philip, of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by two aunts and uncles, Robert and Ellen Metzgar, of Ada, Michigan, and Roger and Desi Leigh, of Lawrenceville, New Jersey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to one of the following: The Leigh Memorial Scholarship Fund, Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee Drive, Oakland, ME 04963; The Good Shepherd Food Bank, P.O. Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211; or to The S. Carson Leigh Memorial Fund, Forest Hills High School, Jackman, ME 04917.


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