Aaron Ashley Whitcomb

READFIELD – After a sudden illness, Aaron passed on Friday morning, Jan. 21, 2022, in Augusta. He is survived by his children and their families, Lee-Anne Whitcomb; Heather Whitcomb and her children, Ashley Picard and Drew Whitcomb, as well as Ashley’s son, Cameron; Aaron Whitcomb and his wife Jen; Rebecca Whitcomb; and Kimberly Whitcomb. He is also survived by his siblings, Harriet Bulmer, Martha Whitcomb, and Cyrus Whitcomb.He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol (Boutin) Whitcomb, his siblings Nathan Whitcomb, Nancy Swanson, and Ross Whitcomb; as well as his parents.Aaron was born Nov. 21, 1941, in Millinocket to Seth and Leora (Jenny) Whitcomb, and moved to Readfield as a young child with his family. After graduating from Kents Hill School and University of Maine at Orono, he returned home where he began to build the family dairy at Snakebridge Farm on Readfield’s North Road, which had been his grandparents’. His love of the land and the dairy sustained him and his family until 1998, when he retired following the ice storm that deeply affected the region.He was an active member at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Augusta, and his church family was an important part of his life for many years.In retirement, his passion for walking shone through as he thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, which he completed end-to-end twice, in addition to the shorter section hikes he and his children walked at various times while on vacation from daily life on the dairy farm. He met many people and made many lifelong friends across the miles.No funeral services will be held in accordance with Aaron’s wishes. Arrangements are in the care of the Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St. Winthrop, where condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the website at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.com. In lieu of flowers,the family requests donations be made to:the Appalachian Trail Conservancy or:the American Chestnut Foundationin Aaron’s honor

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