Calvin Abner Weed


Calvin Abner Weed, 86, died Oct. 15, 2019, at his home. He was born in Bangor, May 3, 1933, the son of George Everett and Marjorie Loantha (Seavey) Weed.

Cal grew up in Bangor and Hampden. While attending Hampden Academy he played football, baseball and basketball. Cal served in the U.S. Army (1953-55). After returning home from the service, he met the love of his life, Ellen Scott, and they were married in 1955. Cal worked 10 years for Sears & Roebuck Co. and in 1965 Cal and the family moved to Ellsworth, where in 1970 they opened the Sew & Save Shop, which he was so proud of. He served as a city councilor and past mayor, was a member of the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce, Lygonia Lodge of Ellsworth and Warren Lodge of East Machias.

Cal was an extremely kind and generous person. He loved golfing with friends, caring for the yard and home, working on restoring antiques, caning chairs and woodworking projects for family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters, Karen A. Linehan and husband, James, of Bangor, Sue Ellen Parkes of New London, N.H., Terri L. Cormier and husband, Patrick, of Ellsworth; and son, Steven R. Weed and wife, Cherie, of Seal Harbor; grandchildren, Flynn, Anna and Conor Linehan, Avery and Talia Parkes and Aislinn Crosby, Benjamin and Elizabeth “Grace” Weed; great-grandson Leslie “Ziggy” Marley; brothers-in-law Roy Scott, Fernald Scott and his wife, Gail, Richard Tuell and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ellen; sisters, Adell Watson and Joan Stewart; brothers, George “Buddy” Weed Jr. and Russell Weed. He is also survived by dear friends Seldon and Marilyn Blethen.

Memorial services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Interment will be at Woodbine Cemetery, Ellsworth.

Contributions in Cal’s memory may be made to Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital, 50 Union St., Ellsworth or Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave., Ellsworth 04605.

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