John W. Trinward ’44

WATERFORD — John ‘Jack’ Trinward, 88 of Waterford died on Wednesday, June 18 at the Togus Hospice Unit.

John was born July 5, 1925 in Lewiston, the son of William John and Hazel (Jordan) Trinward. He moved to Mechanic Falls with his parents and graduated as Valedictorian from Mechanic Falls High School in 1943. He later graduated with honors from Maine Maritime Academy in 1944. He served as a Deck Officer and 1st Lieutenant on APA 139 in the Pacific until June 1948.

On August 22, 1948, John married Margaret Greenleaf Trinward. They moved to the Boston area and John completed the Tuft’s Dental program, graduating in 1952 and 14th in his class. They moved back to Bethel and John practiced as a dentist there for 35 years. He was President of the Maine Dental Association in 1968. John was a member and chairman of the Maine Board of Dental Examiners for 10 years, Northeast Bank Board for 10 years, Potentate of Kora Shrine in 1975, President of the Bethel Chamber of Commerce and President of the Maine . John was a Mason for over 60 years, a Shriner for over 55 years and 46 years with the Bethel and Northeast Savings Bank.

John was one of the founders of Sunday River Skiway that opened in 1959. Since 1987, The Trinward’s have been living at their home on Papoose Pond.

John enjoyed all sports, especially with his children and grandchildren, with skiing, golf, hunting and Red Sox games.

He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Margaret after 64 years; his daughter, Nancy and a son, John.

He is survived by two sons, Kevin and his wife, Cindy of Gray, and Steve of Tenn.; a daughter-in-law, Pam of Waterville; six grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend memorial services on Sunday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at the Waterford Congregational Church, UCC, at Plummer Hill at Waterford Flats, followed by a gathering at the Wilkins House. Arrangements are in care of Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to:
Waterford UCC
Kora Shrine Temple
11 Sabattus Street
Lewiston, Maine 04240