Brian G. Ayer ’66

SOUTH CHINA, MAINE – Brian G. Ayer, 73, passed away Aug. 30, 2017 at Maine General Medical Center in Augusta surrounded by his family. He was born Feb. 14, 1944 in Waterville, the son of Charles D. and Martha (Greenleaf) Ayer.

He graduated from Hampden Academy in 1962, then continued his education at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, graduating in 1966. He was a member of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association for 34 years and Pacific Coast District #1 (PCD). Brian was employed by Lykes Brothers, American President Lines, Moore McCormick, Prudential Grace, Farrell Lines, United States Lines, and Sea Land CSX. He enjoyed corvettes, boating, fishing, gardening, home defense (maintenance projects), traveling, coastal traveling, eating out, and collecting tools.

Brian is survived by his wife, Iola L. (Bickford) Ayer of South China; two daughters, Alexandra Pierce and husband Alan of Stratford, Conn., Laurie Poirier and husband Tim of Winslow, three sons, Randy Pottle and wife Gail of Palermo, Micheal Ryan and wife Heather of Palermo, Brian Aimsler and husband Diamon of Palm Springs, Calif.; grandchildren, Nathan, Stella, and Lucas Pierce of Stratford, Conn., Tyler and Mason Poirier of Winslow, Jamie and Guin Pottle of Vassalboro, Lindsey Pottle of Palermo, Colton Ryan of Palermo; great-grandchildren, Trenton Poirier of Winslow, and Ava Nugent of Palermo.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan.