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Calvin Lynn

March 19, 1941 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Calvin Lynn Obituary

 Sergeant Major Calvin Lynn (retired) of Portland, 82, passed away from complications of a stroke at Maine Veterans Home in Scarbrough Maine on Nov. 28, 2023. He was born March 19, 1941 in Collins, Georgia, the son of William Grice Lynn and Rosa Lee (Warren) Lynn. 

Calvin graduated from Collins High School, class of 1959. After high school he enlisted in the Georgia National Guard. Not feeling the draw of the Army, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1960. He served 28 years at various bases throughout his career, with six combat tours: including three to Vietnam, two to Beirut, and the Grenada invasion. During an early tour to Marine Barracks Brunswick, Maine he met the love of his life, Marine Sergeant Sally Ann Roast.  They got married and spent 50 wonderful years seeing the world together.  Their wedding anniversary was the Marine Corps birthday - so he would never forget it.  

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife Sally Ann (Roast) Lynn, brother Allen Lynn, sisters Bobbi Murphy, Jemima Cowart, and Rita Lewis. He is survived by his daughter Sherri Hinson (Jeff) of Midlothian, VA, and son William Lynn (Tracey Barris) of Portland, ME, granddaughter Emily Lynn of Westbrook, ME and grandson William Garrett Lynn of Portland, ME. He is also survived by his sister Nancy Sikes of Ellabell, GA and sister-in law Mary Ann Lynn, of Savannah, GA along with many nieces and nephews.  

 The family thanks the staff at Massachusetts General Hospital and Maine Veterans Home for the loving and thoughtful care Calvin received at their facilities.  Calvin was strong willed and stubborn at times, but he also had a big heart and a wonderful sense of humor.  He will be remembered for the heart he shared with his friends and family - and his steadfast love of the Marine Corps.  He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post #6859. 

Visting hours will be held from 2-4 pm on Saturday, December 16th at A.T. Hutchins Funeral & Cremation Service, 660 Brighton Avenue, Portland, Maine. A Military Send-off will be held from 5-8 pm at the VFW post #6859, 687 Forest Avenue, Portland Maine. In lieu of flowers please donate to the VFW, any Veteran support group of your choice, or the Marine Corps Toys for Tots this holiday season.  

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Visitation
Saturday
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
A.T. Hutchins Funeral home
660 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102

Memorial Service
Saturday
December 16, 2023

4:00 PM
A.T. Hutchins Funeral home
660 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102

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