Walter V. Hanscom

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Walter V. Hanscom, 73, died Dec. 10, 2010 in Bar Harbor. He was born in Bar Harbor on Jan. 6, 1937, the son of Albert and Dorothy M. (Bragg) Hanscom.


Walter served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. He owned and operated White Birches Campground for many years and worked for the Southwest Harbor Public Works Department. Walter enjoyed puttering in his shop, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.

He is survived by his wife of five years, Ann “Mackey” Wentworth of Southwest Harbor and her children, William and his wife Alison of Texas, Rachael Wark of Southwest Harbor, Angela Torell and her husband Timothy of Michigan; brother Raymond Hanscom and his wife Jean of Southwest Harbor; sisters Connie Jellison of Bar Harbor, Ada Hatch and her husband Urban of Salisbury Cove; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother, Dale; and sister, Kathleen; and by his first wife, Pamelia Rodick of Bar Harbor.

A memorial service was scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Southwest Harbor. Contributions in Walter’s memory may be made to Hospice of Hancock County, 14 McKenzie Ave. Ellsworth 04605, or Southwest Harbor/Tremont Ambulance Fund, P O Box 437, Southwest Harbor 04679, or Camp Beech Cliff Scholarship Fund, Beech Hill Road, Mount Desert 04660. Condolences may be expressed at

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