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James Edward Oliver

Date of Death: March 4, 2021

Date of Birth: May 27, 1947


James Edward Oliver Sr. passed away on Thursday, March 4, 2021

Jim was born on May 27, 1947 in Portland, Maine

He was the son of George G Oliver and Elisabeth (Betty) Doyon

Jim grew up in Bath attending Bath schools and graduated in 1966 from Morse High School

While attending Morse he participated in cross country and track. Jim was a member of the Junior High and Morse High band playing the clarinet.

Following high school he attended Burdett College in Boston Massachusetts

Jim married Karen Hawkes in 1967 and had two children, James E Oliver Jr. and Jean Ann Williams both of North Bath, Maine

He drove school bus for the City of Bath for 28 years, retiring in 2000 and continued his work for AFSCME union working as a Staff Representative until 2008

Jim was the president of Local 2010 for 27 years.

He married Jonice Blagdon Phinney in 1987 and they lived in Bath for their entire marriage.

Life Member of the Elks Lodge Post 934 in Bath, Maine supporting many civic and lodge fund raising efforts to benefit the school athletics and city residents. 

He loved country music, NASCAR, the Boston Celtics and the Boston Red Sox He is survived by his wife, Jonice, of 34 years, his children, his grand-daughter Elizabeth J. Williams and his two step daughters Jodi and Tasha Phinney of Scarborough, Maine

There will be no funeral service at Jim’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Babine Scholarship Fund, c/o Bath Elks Lodge, 9 Lambard St. Bath, Maine

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