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Obituary: Chester “Chet” Bixby II

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Chester “Chet” Bixby II

AUBURN – Chester C. Bixby II handed away on Wednesday June 30, 2021 peacefully with his relatives by his facet at house as he wished. Chet Bixby was born at Lewiston’s Central Maine Health-related Center on March 5, 1952, to Hildred and Chester Bixby he was the youngest of 4 children. Chet was educated in Auburn schools, first at Washburn Elementary, upcoming at Webster Junior Superior, and ultimately graduating at Edward Minimal Superior (ELHS) in 1970. At the latter, he was the manager of the baseball crew for a single calendar year. The remainder of his time at ELHS, he served as a tour guide at the Shaker Village in New Gloucester, portion-time in the course of the school months and comprehensive-time in the summers. Soon after graduation, he attended Lewiston’s Bliss College, at which he earned an affiliate diploma in Business Administration in 1972. He applied that knowledge as a springboard to garner a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management at Thomas Faculty in Waterville in 1974. He was employed by the Sherwin-Williams Business to operate as a product sales consultant and manager trainee in its Lewiston store. Two yrs later on, he was promoted to assistant supervisor of the company’s Aged Town/Orono spot, staying there and residing in Bangor for 4 years, coming again to Auburn on weekends to day Sandra Gordon whom he experienced met at Bliss Faculty. In 1978, he started working in his family’s business, C B Distributors – and proposed to Sandy. They had been married on Oct. 5, 1979. In 1980, he took the reins of the C B Distributors, working it for nearly a ten years. Throughout people several years, Sandy and he became moms and dads of Rebecca “Becky” in 1981, and Karen, 1986. Inevitably, they grew to become grandparents of two granddaughters, Casey Lacasse, Riley Lacasse and a single grandson, Zackary Giguere.In 1987, Chet started performing element-time, second shift, in L.L.Bean’s Lewiston warehouse. In 1991, he transferred to the Westbrook warehouse, at which he before long turned aspect of the initially shift crew. In 1993, he moved to the Freeport warehouse, as a substance handler and the plant’s protection advisor, remaining there right until he retired in the spring of 2018. He assumed that retirement would pay for him to do more of the matters he deemed to be hobbies – out of doors operate, specifically on his John Deer tractor, housework, climbing, and searching, and expending once-a-year family members vacations in Ocean Park. Even so, the newfound leisure time did not agree with Chet incredibly very well, and he took the occupation of Court Road Baptist Church custodian the subsequent 12 months. How many folks do you know who ended up ‘born into a congregation,’ have been included in practically each individual facet of the church together the way, and wound up being ‘the keeper of the keys? Of program, his routine expanded shortly thereafter, when new cleaning protocols had been necessitated by the corona virus pandemic. So, he was supplying cleaning and maintenance for the developing in which he attended Sunday school, Junior Christian Knights, and Baptist Youth Fellowship, and was baptized – and has served on the Diaconate, Board of Trustees, Nominating Committee, and Pastoral Relations Committee, and as an usher. In a quite unique way, church is ‘home’ for Chet. “I’m joyful to be a member of Court docket Avenue Baptist Church,” he states. “I experience comfy here, and am grateful for the really like, care, and prayers I’ve been given I have experienced several blessings listed here.” He enjoyed the custodial occupation, recognizing it was for the profit of not only the associates, but he was serving God’s intent. Chet was proper at household working in the Lord’s dwelling – to which he has experienced near ties almost due to the fact the day he was born 69 several years ago. Survivors include his spouse of 42 yrs, Sandra Bixby his daughters Rebecca Bixby (Christopher Hatfield) of Auburn, Karen Giguere (Rick Giguere) of Sabattus grandchildren Casey Lacasse (Jake Smith) of Lewiston, Riley Lacasse of Auburn, Zackary Giguere of Sabattus, and furthermore they turned adoptive grandparents to Brad and Alex Hatfield of Minot sister, Lorna Hansen (Robert)of Auburn, Carole Daniels of Largo, Fla., sister-in-regulation, Ann Bixby of Albion several nieces and nephews his puppy, Fortunate. Predeceased by his mother and father Chester and Hildred Bixby of Auburn his in-laws Robert and Lillian Gordon of Lewiston a brother, James Bixby of Albion and brother-in-law, Robert Daniels of Largo, Fla. A distinctive thank you to the medical practitioners at Spouse and children Health Associates, Maine Wellness Most cancers Treatment staff such as Dr. Voisine, Mikee Spaulding, Crystal, and Abby the Androscoggin Dwelling Overall health and Hospice staff members and the lots of people today that despatched cards and arrived at out for the duration of his illness. Visitation will be held Tuesday July 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pinette Dillingham and Lynch Funeral Home, 305 Alfred Plourde Parkway, Lewiston. Graveside committal prayers will be held Wednesday 10 a.m. July 7 at Gracelawn Memorial Park, Auburn adopted by a 1 p.m. memorial assistance at Court docket Avenue Baptist Church in Auburn.On the web condolences and sharing of recollections may well be expressed at http://www.lynchbrothers.comMemorial donations in Chet’s memorymay be made toCourt Road Baptist Church129 Courtroom St.Auburn, ME 04210 orGreater Androscoggin Humane Society55 Strawberry Ave.Lewiston, ME 04240

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