Charles W Cyr JrMay 24, 1927 ~ May 17, 2017 (age 89)
Charles W. Cyr, Jr. (Charlie) of Topsham, Maine was born in Augusta, Maine on May 24th in 1927. He passed away on May 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Charles W. and Sara K. Cyr.
He graduated from St. Mary’s parochial school and Cony High School in Augusta. He was also a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine, Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts and the University of Maine, Orono, Maine.
He married Elizabeth L. Doucette (Bette) in 1952. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was Engineering Officer on the destroyer U.S.S Eaton DDE 510. The Eaton was part of the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea during the Korean War. The ship’s home port was Norfolk, Virginia.
Upon discharge from the Navy, he returned to Maine and attended the University of Maine, graduating in the class of 1958. He was a naval reservist for twenty years, a member of the Military Officers Association of America and The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.
He went to work for Bethlehem Steel Shipyard in Quincy, MA. After the shipyard was sold, he was employed by the Hyde Windlass Co., a subsidiary of Bath Iron Works in Bath, Maine. He was then employed at Holmes Distributors and The House of Lights in Portland, Maine as general manager and later as vice president of the Contractor’s Division. He retired in 1991.
Charlie was a communicant of St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth, Maine where he was a member of the choir for several years. After moving to Topsham, he became a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick, Maine. He was a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House for several years.
From the age of 11 when he caddied at the Augusta, Maine Country Club, he was a life-long golfer. He was a member of the Augusta Country Club, the Bath Country Club and the Purpoodock Golf Club.
Charlie is survived by his beloved wife, Bette; his sister, Mary Jane Forte of Center Conway, New Hampshire; his daughter, Martha LeGrow and her husband Robert LeGrow of North Andover, Massachusetts, their two children, Christopher and Devon LeGrow; son, C. Thomas Cyr and his wife Patricia Cyr of Roscoe, Illinois and their three children, Lauren, Andrew and Matthew Cyr; daughter, Sara Cyr of Brunswick, Maine and her two children, Hannah and Brendan Glavin; son James and his wife Sybille of Brunswick, Maine and his three children, Jameson, Harrison and Jackson Cyr; sister-in-law, Suzanne Linton and her husband, Roger of Pittston, Maine.
The entire Cyr family would like to express their deep appreciation for the dignified, professional and compassionate care provided by CHANS Home Healthcare and Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association.
Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association
1 Pleasant Street, Castine ME 04420