December 2, 1911 – January 29, 2001
Department Commander 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986
Oakland – Stanley “Stan” Howard Ayers, 89, died Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at Maine Veterans Home, Augusta.
He was born in Fort Fairfield, Dec. 2, 1911, the only son of Benjamin H. and Emma (Chambers) Ayers, and was raised in foster care following the death of his mother when he was very young.
Stan served during World War II, and participated in the Battle of Normandy in the European campaign. While serving in England, he met his wife, Katie Wade, who predeceased him in 1969.
He worked for several years for Bob Woods’ Painting in Oakland, then started his own business, which he operated until his retirement. He sanded floors and did bot interior and exterior painting, having worked on many homes in the greater Oakland area and painted the exterior of every church on Church Street in Oakland.
His sisters, Mary (Ayers) Farrington Clarke and Lottie (Hoar) Brawn, died previously.
Surviving are his daughter, Janette Austin, of Oakland; two grandchildren, Denise Feliciano, of Oakland, and Bruce Austin, of Belen, N.M.; great-grandchildren, Katie and Paul Feliciano of Oakland, and Brent Austin, Christine Martin, and Carlos Evens of Belen; several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by a very special friend, Ruby Ellis, of Belgrade.
At Stan’s request, there will be no visiting hours or funeral service. Committal will be in the family lot in Reynolds Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Arrangements are by Wheeler Funeral Home, Church Street, Oakland.
Burial at Reynolds Cemetery, Sidney, Kennebec, Maine