Yarmouth, Me. – Wendell R McCollor “Mac” to most of his beloved friends passed away peacefully at the Bay Square Nursing home in Yarmouth Maine on March 17, 2020.
Mac was born on September 20th, 1932 in Solon Maine. the son of Wayne and Laura McCollor. He grew up in Solon with his sister June, brothers Paul and Richard. He lived on a big beautiful farm where he helped his family keep cows and sheep, using horse power to mow fields, plow and seed fields, lug wood and water and tap trees to make maple syrup and sugar. He was an avid athlete, playing basketball and baseball and coaching for the small-town team and the towns he taught school for in Portland and Greely. His father worked at CMP in Skowhegan and his mother was a teacher in the small 3 story school house in the small town he grew up in.
After 2 years in the Army, time spent in Panama during the Korean conflict he went to college to get his master’s degree in industrial arts. This is where he developed his love of building, fixing small and large engines and carried this on through his lifetime. After college, he built his first home. The wood was gifted from father, that he had harvested and milled from the family farm. He continued to build homes and additions till well into his 80’s. He was well known and beloved to many, many friends in the vast community he lived in. From Gorham to Gray and the communities of Cumberland and North Yarmouth he will be remembered fondly by his friends and colleagues for his love of family celebration and life, skill as a carpenter, genuine friend, willingness to volunteer at the fair, be fair with friends and family, donate his time singing for local nursing homes with his banjo and friends and longstanding devoted member of his congregation and membership with the Cumberland Congregational Church and choir adding his beautiful baritone singing voice.
He is survived by his daughters Kimberly Mathieu and Rebecca Creighton. Stepdaughter Annemarie Bean. Grandchildren Kathryn Schwarz, Peter Mathieu, Brooke Mullen, Tyler Creighton, Malcomb McCollor, Elsa Bean and Tobias Lepecki. Great grandchildren Evelynn Schwarz and Bryce Hodge. Many loving nieces, nephews and close relatives, Leni Grant, Lita Brown and their beloved families and his beloved friend John Carpenter. Predeceased by his devoted and beloved wife of 45 years Helene G McCollor, Son Gerald McCollor and Step son Karl Bean.
Services will be announced at a later date.
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