William A. Kautzmann, 88, of East Boothbay, passed away on May 19 at LincolnHealth – Miles Campus, Damariscotta.
“Bill” was born in Englewood, N.J., the son of the late Fred and Louise (Plattenburg) Kautzmann. He attended and graduated from Tenafly High School in Tenafly, N.J. He was a U.S. Veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Bill married Marguerite, who predeceased him in 2011. He was employed for 30 years with Bell Atlantic Telephone Company until his retirement in 1986. While living in New Jersey, he was very active with the Demarest, N.J., Fire Department.
After moving to the Boothbay region, Bill became involved with the Boothbay Fire Department. He had a passion for gardening and was a member of The Maine Rhododendron Society. He served as a board member and past president of the Boothbay Transfer Station. He was a member of the Boothbay Rotary Club and volunteered with the Town of Boothbay 911 system. Bill was well known for his homemade jams at Mama D’s restaurant.
Bill was predeceased by his parents; and wife, Marguerite.
He is survived by daughter, Elizabeth and husband Frank Callaghan of Cresskill, N.J.; son, Kevin Kautzmann of Closter, N.J.; and granddaughter, Rebecca “Becky” Callaghan of Cresskill, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Boothbay Community Center, 185 Townsend Ave., Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538; or the Rotary Club, Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538.
Visiting hours and service information will be announced at a later date.
To extend online condolences, please visit hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Boothbay has care of the arrangements.