TSgt. Wayne S. Cartier
TSgt, Wayne S. Cartier 69 died peacefully in his Orrington, ME home October 03, 2020. Wayne was born October 15, 1950 in Milford, MA. Wayne graduated from High School, Waltham, MA and entered the Air Force. He served from 09/1968 to 09/1988. While he served, he was stationed in Vietnam War and exposure to Agent Orange (AO.) AO contributed to his current health problems which resulted in his death.
After retiring from the Air Force, he owned and operated S.O.A.R Mobile Car Care, earned associate degrees in Applied Science, Automotive Technology and Business Management, Eastern Maine Technical College, Bangor, ME 1995 to 2004. He was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Husson College, Bangor, ME 2005. He was the Chief Financial Officer, ISC for ME, LLC, December 2011 to April 2018 before his full retirement.
Wayne spent time volunteering for Veterans organization which including the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA,) VVA Maine State Council Vice-President, Disable American Veterans (DAV) Post 6, American Legion Posts 43 and 12, as well as Boys Scouts of America as Scout Master and Committee Chairman Troup 8, 1985 to 1991.
Wayne was an expert on all things sports especially New England sports teams.
He is survived by his loving wife Frances Cartier, Orrington, ME, his mother Shirley Cartier, Oak Bluffs, MA, his brother and sister-in law, Glenn and Mary Cartier, brother David Cartier, Wayne’s son Justin Cartier, daughter Nina McKenney, 2 grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Wayne and his best friend Harry Sneider grew up and went to high school together. They were lifelong best friends and hunted together every year.
Wayne chose to be cremated and have his ashes placement in a columbarium niche in a Veterans Cemetery. Details are being worked on.
In lieu of flowers, Wayne would appreciate contributions be sent to Mission Ready Mutts, Inc., 103 Beneventum Rd., Georgetown, SC 29440 for the benefit of Veterans who need support with PTSD.
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