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Robert C Bohlmann, 76 WELLS – Robert C. Bohlmann, 76 years, a resident of Valley Road, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Durgin Pines in Kittery. Bob was born June 7, 1940 in Sharon, CT, the son of John C. and Migion Anita Taylor Bohlmann, grew up in Lakeville, CT, attending schools there and graduating from Housatonic Valley High School in Falls Village, CT. He went on to graduate from Hartford Institute of Criminology with an AS in Criminal Justice. Soon after his graduation, he joined the US Army. He was assigned to the military police, where he was stationed in New York City for training, then was stationed in Germany, where he headed up the traffic accident division. Upon his discharge, Bob returned to become a public safety officer with the Bradley International Airport before joining the Windsor Locks Police Department. After 2 years, he joined the Simsbury, CT Police Department, which sent him to the Connecticut Police Academy. Seizing an opportunity that presented itself, Bob opened Nuclear Security Forces Inc., providing security to the new Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power plant in Vermont. He owned and operated the company for 20 years before selling it and

moving to Wells in early 1989. Bob joined the Wells Fire Department, serving as Assistant Fire Chief, and was instrumental in organizing the department’s operations policies. He also served as the Emergency Management Director for the town. He served as the York County EMA director from 1993 to 2010, becoming the face and voice of the department through his management of several county wide events during his tenure. Upon his retirement, he joined FEMA, and has responded to numerous national events, including devastating tornados in the south and Hurricane Irene that hit Vermont. Bob was a member of St. David’s Church serving on the Finance Committee, and was a former Vestry member. He also served on the board of Southern Maine Veterans Cemetery, Springvale. Bob was very active with International Association of Emergency Managers, serving as chair of Government Affairs Committee, and on several other committees for many years. He was a certified Emergency Manager with life time status. Survivors include a son John H. Bohlmann of Omaha, NB, a daughter Renata Hawks and husband Bruce of Thomaston, CT; a sister Susan Bohlmann of Salisbury, CT, and two granddaughters, Jennifer and Heather Hawks. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, at Holy Spirit Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells. A gathering will follow at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 138 York Street, Kennebunk. Private interment will be in Southern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Springvale. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations be made in Bob’s memory to: IEAM Scholarship Foundation, 201 Park Washington Court, Falls Church, VA 22046-4527

(please put Bob Bohlmann in memo line) or online at www. iaem.com or Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Attn: Wage Hope My Way, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90256 or online at www.pancan.org. Arrangements are in care of Bibber Memorial Chapel, 111 Chapel Road, PO Box 910, Wells, ME 04090; www.bibberfuneral.com.

Lucy A. Babcock Swett, 88 KENNEBUNK – Lucy A. Babcock Swett, 88, of Kennebunk, died on Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough after a lengthy illness. She was born on December 17, 1927, a daughter of Marcus N. and Doris (Rutledge) Babcock in Hamilton, MA where she started school. They moved to North Berwick when she was 12 years old where she continued attending school and graduated from North Berwick High School in 1946. In 1950, she married Bernard C. Bragdon and raised nine children, Wayne (Barb), Doris, Bernard “Bill� (Barb), Cathy (Terry), John (Vicki), Jane (Jeff), Lori (Lloyd), Robin (Doug), and Richard. She had several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She traveled several times to visit children and visited locations in Washington, Colorado and Utah. Lucy was predeceased by sister Mabel Campbell, a brother Nelson Babcock and two grandchildren. She is survived by two sisters Barbara Janelle and Ruth Cole, both of North Berwick, a

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