Austin Walter Lincoln, 92, passed away early Wednesday morning, February 6, 2019, at the Lincoln Home in Newcastle. Born on September 22, 1926, in Newcastle, he was a son of the late Joshua and Lillian (Vernon) Lincoln.
Austin attended Lincoln Academy where he was part of many sport state championships. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy attaining the rank of Navy Seabee 3rd Class. He was one of few veterans left who participated in the Iwo Jima Campaign. After completing his military service, Austin returned home to marry the love of his life, Doris “Skip” Perkins from Boothbay Harbor. They were married 57 years at the time of her passing on February 23, 2004.
Austin worked for Central Maine Power Co. beginning as one of the original three man lineman crew in Damariscotta. He worked as a local representative in the Lincoln County area until he retired from the CMP Communication Center in Augusta at the age of 57.
He was a member of Alna Lodge of Masons and the Royal Arch of Damariscotta, the Damariscotta Fire Department, and the Wells Hussey American Legion Post #42. He was a coach of the Legionnaires Little League team for years, as well as being an instructor for the American Red Cross first aid classes. He loved to fly and held a private pilot license for years. Austin could be seen at McDonald’s and the Central Lincoln County YMCA, which were very much a part of his daily routine.
He is survived by his loving family, son, David A. Lincoln and partner Itxlar Azurmendi of Sarasota, Florida; grandsons, Derek and Justin Lincoln of Sarasota, Florida; a daughter, Patricia H. Nichols and her husband John P. of Nobleboro; grandson, Daniel A. Nichols of Edgecomb; a granddaughter, Carrie D. Nichols of Damariscotta; great grandchildren, Morgan L. Thompson of Sarasota, Florida, Madison B. Thompson of Damariscotta, Maine, Alexander and Andrew Nichols of Newcastle, Maine; a sister, Nancy Anne Baldwin of Somerville, MA; and many nieces and nephews.
At Austin’s request, there will be no formal funeral service. A private memorial service will be held in the spring at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Austin’s memory to Midcoast Humane (formerly the Lincoln County Animal Shelter), 190 Pleasant Street, Brunswick, ME 04011; or to P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center, P.O. Box #707, Rockport, Maine 04856.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting: www.StrongHancock.com.