Gene Delmont Tweedie

STARKS – Born Sept. 6, 1940 in Waterville, son of James Tweedie and Imogene Elkins Tweedie. Gene Delmont Tweedie passed to return home to live with our Lord, Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father on Dec. 5, 2021.

Gene was sick for many years, first suffering with seven cardiac by-passes, then later with prostate cancer, going through radiation, multiple surgeries, then chemo drugs, and IV chemotherapy. All through these illnesses he never slowed down, continuing activities to assist friends and family and in various organizations.

He was Commander of 5th District in State of Maine Veterans of Foreign Wars, a current member of VFW post 7865 in Madison Maine. He was Commander of Fierlit-Korzen # 79 American Legion as well as 1st District Commander of State of Rhode Island American Legion, a current member of Madison, American Legion post. He held the office of Right Worshipful Past Master in his Blue Lodge, El Freeman being Master for 5 years. He was in State of Rhode Island Masonic Shrine, a member of both York and Scottish Rights in Rhode Island and acquire the title of Right Worshipful through his representation in the Shrine. He was an active member of Elks for many years in Rhode Island until they allowed women to become members. He felt he didn’t want to address women as “brother”. He joined the local version of the Young Republicans and was active in this group as well. Gene would do anything he could to help his friends and people in need. He felt strongly that he must help those in need to make this world a better place.

Gene was a licensed Electrician, holding Journeyman and Master Electrician Licenses in Rhode Island and Apprentice License in Massachusetts. Gene worked in Contract Work for many years, enabling him to travel world-wide before settling into Rhode Island where he worked for local companies in that area. Gene was owner operator of Engineering Aid Co. inc., in Pawtucket Rhode Island for 20 plus years before retiring and moving to Maine.

In his younger years, while working under a contract for Philco Ford, Gene did some work for NASA and developed the free flow fuel system for Apollo 11 & 12.

Gene left behind his wife of 42 years Pamela Tweedie of Starks; his four daughters, Pennyann Place of Thompson, Conn., Melissa Palmer of Voluntown, Conn., Natasha Tweedie of Manasses, Va., Brittany Tweedie of Starks; and great-grandson, Max; a sister Victoria Cropley of Pennsylvania, and a sister Rose Oliver of Alaska. His mom, nad, and brother, Vernon, predeceased him.

He was a High Priest member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skowhegan Ward in the Bangor Stake.

It was Gene’s wish that he will be cremated with LDS Church Services, as well as Memorials with Masonic Service, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Services. All family and friends are welcome to attend.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers, friends wishing may make donations in Gene’s memory to:

Shriners Hospitals for Children

c/o Donor Relations

2900 N. Rocky Point Dr.

Tampa, FL 33607

Donor Support

[email protected] 855-401-4897

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