George H. “Buddy” Everett III, 91, died April 27, 2009, at a health-care facility in Deer Isle. He was born Dec. 3, 1917, in Waltham, Mass., to Gladys (Williamson) and George H. Everett II.
Buddy loved to sing and had a fine baritone voice. While in his teens he ran away from home in Waltham to sing live on Major Bowes Amateur Hour radio show, live out of New York. His parents listened to the broadcast, recognized their son’s voice, called the station and said “hold on to that boy, we’ll be right down to collect him.” Later he went to Hollywood where he sang with Nelson Eddy, and appeared as a masked singing cowboy alongside Eddy and Ilona Massey in the 1947 western musical “Northwest Outpost.” During World War II, Buddy sang in the Special Services and also served in the surgical section of the Medical Corps doing physical examinations. After the war he worked in his father’s pharmacies in Waltham, Brookline and Somerville, Mass. He moved to East Blue Hill in the early 1960s to live just down the road from his grandparents’ farm and just outside the village where he spent many of his summers as a youth.
Buddy is survived by his daughter, Marsha Everett of Pasadena, Calif.; and his sister, Sally Martin of Lynchburg, Va.
When asked how he would like his obituary to read, Buddy without hesitation said, “So long, folks!”
No services planned at this time.