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Philip Quentin Mather

June 22, 1923 - January 23, 2018
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South China - Philip Mather passed away peacefully at his home on January 23.

He was born in Brunswick, Maine June 22, 1923 to parents Frederick and Vera Clifford Mather. He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1942. He served in the US Army Air Force during WWII, spending 15 months with the 8th Air Force in England as an aerial gunnery instructor. He graduated from Gordon College in 1950 then did one year of graduate studies at Columbia Bible College.

He married Doris Johnson on September 22, 1951. She passed away June 28, 1993.

Philip pastored Baptist churches for 36 years including Holmes Bay and Kennebec, Kingfield, Mapleton, Dexter, Yarmouth and Blaine. He continued preaching as an interim pastor in Liberty, South Montville and Windsor after retiring.

He is survived by three children: Alan Mather and his wife Bobbi of So. China, ME., Stephen Mather and his wife Anastasia of Staten Island, NY., and Beth Froman of Fairfield, ME. and 13 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sisters Glenna and her husband Mark Randall of York, Barbara Ruszczyk of Harpswell, and Doris Victoria Stevens of Brunswick.

A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, February 3rd at Stetson’s Funeral Home 12 Federal St. Brunswick with a reception to follow in the Stetson’s Funeral Home Family Reception Center. Spring interment will be in New Meadows Cemetery, Brunswick.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society 1 Bowdoin Mill Island Suite 300 Topsham, Maine 04086.

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