PORTLAND- Elmer E. (Skip) Rench 88 passed peacefully at his home on Saturday March 19,2022.
Elmer was born in Portland April 3,1933, the son of Francis Elmer Rench and Lucille Isabelle Clement.
On August 11,1956 he married the love of his life Geraldine. Together they raised their four children and created many happy memories of holidays, vacations, and summer camping.
His first job was at Calderwood bakery on Pleasant St. Until it closed. He then worked at JJ Nissan bakery as a machine operator, until he retired more than 30 years later. He worked as a crossing guard at Longfellow elementary school approximately 5 years. He then went on to work at the Maine Mall as a custodian for approximately 3 years.
He was a Cub Scout master of pack 96 for many years. He enjoyed bringing his troop camping at Camphines in Raymond.
He served as a Staff Sergeant in the US National Reserves for approximately 9 years.
Elmer is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years Geraldine Rench, three sons Frank Rench, David Rench, Stephen Rench, and one daughter Susan Rench. Also, eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
The family would like to give heartfelt thanks to the team at Northern Lights Hospice, and the many special caregivers who helped care for Elmer in his home over the past few months.
Visitation for Elmer will be held from 11:00AM -12:30 Pm on Friday March 25,2022 at A.T. Hutchins Funeral
Home, 660 Brighton Avenue. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:30 Pm at the funeral home with Pastor Bob White Officiating. Interment will follow in Brooklawn Memorial Park.