2018-01-19 / Obituaries

Mark Emmons

Mark Steven “Bear” Emmons, 63, of Summer Street, died suddenly at his winter home in Kennebunk.

Bear was born in Biddeford, July 17, 1954, the son of David W. Sr. and Joan McCausland Emmons, and graduated from Kennebunk High School, class of 1971. He briefly attended Southern Maine Community College for automotive repair.

Throughout his life, he had several different jobs, including Hussey Manufacturing in North Berwick, working as a lobsterman and cutting firewood. He was a member of South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport in his youth.

More recently, he was a fixture in town as he walked from his campsite on Summer Street to get his coffee and do his shopping downtown.

Bear is predeceased by his parents.

Survivors include three brothers, David Emmons of Denver, Gary Emmons of Bar Harbor, and Jeremy Emmons of Portland; a sister Gail Emmons of Nebraska, and several nieces and nephews.

Bear’s family expresses their sincere gratitude and thanks to all the citizens of the Kennebunk/ Kennebunkport area who were so kind to him over the years, from a simple hello, a wave, or buying him a cup of coffee.

A gathering of Bear’s family and community was scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, with a brief prayer service at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk. Spring interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Kennebunk.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to organizations that were supportive of Bear: Community Outreach Services, P.O. Box 1175, Kennebunk, ME 04043 or Community Harvest P.O. Box 1393 Kennebunk, ME 04043.

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

Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.

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