Wayne Barlow

April 22, 1955
- September 22, 2007

BROWNVILLE JUNCTION - Wayne Barlow, 52, of Brownville Junction, Maine, passed away on Saturday, September 22nd at Eastern Maine Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday.

His family would like to express their extreme gratitude and appreciation for the staff at both the Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, and the Eastern Maine Medical Center and associates in Bangor, Lifeflight of Maine, as well as all emergency workers from Milo and Brownville who assisted Wayne.

Wayne was born in New Bedford, Mass. on April 22, 1955 also known as Earth Day. He was raised in the Forest Park section of Springfield, Mass. by his parents the late Dorothy and Arthur Barlow. He leaves a sister and brother-in-law Dorothy(DeeDee) and Bill Swanson of Lake Wales, Florida; as well as a brother Mike Barlow and his wife Barbara in Springfield in addition to several nieces and nephews.

Wayne shared the last decade with his soul mate Sandi Vermes and her boys James and Nicholas Vermes. He leaves behind Sandi's brother Rick Arnold and family of Dover-Foxcroft, sisters Rose Arnold and son of Milo, Bonnie Conley and family of East Baldwin, Maine, as well as Sherry Baiardi and family of Southwick, Massachusetts.

Wayne pursued a wide variety of experiences. He joined the Navy in the early seventies, stationed in Hawaii. Interestingly enough, Wayne had agricultural pursuits in Kansas City, Missouri in the late seventies as well as train travel and welding interests. He was employed in the electronics fields, construction, OTR and local trucking, hardware retail management, auto mechanics, mainframe computer operations, as well as the healthcare products manufacturing industry. His most recent employer was at A.E. Robinson Mobil in Brownville, Maine whereby he took customer service to the extreme!

Wayne explored photography, computer hardware and software, space exploration, astronomy, aircraft technology, as well as, nature, american indian philosophies, birding, songwriting, and musical instruments, ham radio science and electronics, and Sandi.

Waynes only final wish was that his body be donated to science and, as such, his body was accepted at UMass Medical School in Worcester, Mass aided by the fact that he was previously employed by UMass in Amherst, Mass. as Data Processing Supervisor contributing to the Five College Campus data systems merger in the early nineties.

An informal gathering of friends and family to share support is taking place at The American Legion Hall on Railroad Ave. in Brownville Junction for Sunday afternoon, September 30th from 2 to 5 pm.


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