On Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, Jerry Wilbur of Bar Harbor, passed away at the age of 68 at his home after a period of declining health. Jerry was born in Eastbrook on Nov. 2, 1952, the son of Leroy and Marilyn (Bunker) Wilbur. He grew up in Eastbrook, attended Ellsworth High School, and while there, he enjoyed the sport of boxing at The Ellsworth Grand. He was also color blind and couldn’t distinguish dark colors, so while growing up, he would constantly ask us if his socks matched; of course we always said yes, whether they did or not, and we don’t know if he ever did catch on to us.
After high school, he attended Kennebec Valley Diesel Mechanic School, but the occupation didn’t hold his interest. He was later employed at the St. Regis paper mill in Bucksport for years, and after leaving there, he went into boat building, and bloodworm digging, as he enjoyed being outside.
Jerry was predeceased by both parents, father Leroy and mother Marilyn, stepfather James Harris and his older sister Shirley Hood, all of Franklin. Jerry is survived by his wife, Stacy Wilbur, of Bar Harbor, daughter Kimberly Wilbur of Bucksport and daughter Amanda Eaton and significant other Ryan West of Franklin. He is also survived by a sister, Deborah Freeman, and her husband, Richard Freeman, of Franklin, a sister, Terry Tracy, of Franklin and a brother, Steven Wilbur, and his wife, Sherry Wilbur, of Mechanic Falls. He has three grandchildren he enjoyed spending time with, Jonathan, Hannah and Ryder. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and friends.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, no services are planned at this time. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and will be sadly missed by all of us.