Austin Walter Lincoln, 92, passed away early the morning of Feb. 6 at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle.
Born on Sept. 22, 1926, in Newcastle, he was a son of the late Joshua and Lillian (Vernon) Lincoln.
Austin attended Lincoln Academy where he was part of many sport state championships. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of Navy Seabee 3rd Class. He was one of few veterans left who participated in the Iwo Jima Campaign. After completing his military service, Austin returned home to marry the love of his life, Doris “Skip” Perkins from Boothbay Harbor. They were married 57 years at the time of her passing on Feb. 23, 2005.
Austin worked for Central Maine Power Co. beginning as one of the original three-man lineman crews in Damariscotta. He worked as a local representative in the Lincoln County area until he retired from the CMP Communication Center in Augusta at the age of 57.
He was a member of Alna-Anchor Masonic Lodge No. 43 of Damariscotta and the Royal Arch Masons, the Damariscotta Fire Department, and the Wells-Hussey American Legion Post #42 in Damariscotta. He was a coach of the Legionnaires Little League team for years, as well as an instructor for the American Red Cross first aid classes. He loved to fly and held a private pilot license for years. Austin could be seen at McDonald’s and the Central Lincoln County YMCA, which were very much a part of his daily routine.
He is survived by his loving family, son, David A. Lincoln and partner Itxlar Azurmendi of Sarasota, Fla.; daughter, Patricia H. Nichols and husband John P. of Nobleboro; grandsons, Daniel A. Nichols of Edgecomb, and Derek and Justin Lincoln of Sarasota, Fla.; granddaughter, Carrie D. Nichols of Damariscotta; great-grandchildren, Morgan L. Thompson of Sarasota, Fla., Madison B. Thompson of Damariscotta, and Alexander and Andrew Nichols of Newcastle; sister, Nancy Anne Baldwin of Somerville, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews.
At Austin’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A private memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of his family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Austin’s memory to Midcoast Humane (formerly the Lincoln County Animal Shelter), 190 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME 04011; or P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, P.O. Box #707, Rockport, ME 04856.
Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting StrongHancock.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta.