Stephen L. Harriman ’67
WALTHAM – Stephen L. Harriman “Steve” was born in Belfast, ME, February 28, 1945 and died November 12, 2018. He was the only child of Clyde Harriman and Elsie Gross Harriman.
He attended Crosby High School in Belfast, then went on to graduate from Maine Maritime Academy in 1967 with a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering. His career was varied but culminated in 30 years working for the Maine State Ferry Service on the Swan’s Island ferry, where he met the love of his life, Helen Wheaton; they married in 1971. Steve served the town of Swan’s Island in many capacities, including chief of the fire department, founder and director of the ambulance service, code enforcement officer, plumbing inspector and several other positions.
Retirement in 2000 didn’t slow him down much. He worked several part-time jobs, including harvesting blueberries for Dicken’s Farms and delivering home heating oil for Hometown Fuel in Eastbrook, ME, then finally for Dead River Company in Ellsworth. He was a member of Eastbrook Baptist Church, where he served as trustee. His love for travel with their camper, the outdoors and helping people were well known in the area, where he leaves behind the memory of that booming voice, fun loving personality and many people helped along the way.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen, of 47 years; much loved pet cat, Amanda; brother-in-law, Edward Wheaton and sister-in-law, Betty Wheaton, both of Pittston, ME; special nephew, John Wheaton and his wife, Deborah, of Ipswich, MA; cousin, Eugene Morton of Bucksport; cousin, Kenneth York of Miami, Florida; and many friends.
A celebration of life service will be held at Eastbrook Baptist Church, Eastbrook, ME, on December 2, 2018, at 1 p.m.