2016-06-03 / Obituaries

Martin Schorer

Martin Ernest Schorer, 92, a resident of Huntington Common in Kennebunk and formerly of Chick Crossing Road in Wells, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at his residence after a period of failing health.

Martin was born May 16, 1924 in Boston, the son of Ernest and Emma Muller Schorer, and attended Newton High School and Newton Technical School.

Entering the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served our country from 1942 to 1945, having served on air bases on the U.S. East Coast and Greenland.

Martin was a skilled machinist, and was employed by Harry Wolff Co. in Newton for 20 years, Vectron Co. in Bedford, Massachusetts, for eight years, along with various other companies.

Upon his retirement, he and his wife Janet Schorer moved to Wells Branch in the early 1990s, where he attended the Wells Congregational Church, having formerly attended the United Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts, and served with Janet as sexton of the Oak Grove Cemetery in Wells Branch.

His many community interests included the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, the Brick Store Museum, WOCAM, the Wells Reserve, the Wells Branch Community League and Laudholm Farm. He contributed 50 acres of land in conservation easement to the Great Works Regional Land Trust. But Martin’s lifelong passion, shared with his wife Janet, was the New England MG Car Club and the fellowship of the events they attended together for over 50 years.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 66 years, Janet Abbott Schorer of Kennebunk, his brothers Thomas Schorer of California and Peter Schorer of Arizona, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service with Military Honors was to be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at the Newton Cemetery, Newton Center, Massachusetts.

Should friends choose, memorial donations may be made to the Wells Branch Community League, PO Box 713, Wells, ME 04090.

To share a memory or leave a message of condolence, please visit Martin’s Book of Memories Page at www.bibberfuneral.com.

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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