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Thomas S. Reimels

January 7, 1945 ~ July 27, 2020 (age 75)


Thomas Shaw Reimels, 75 of Cape Neddick, Maine passed away on July 27, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimers .  Tom was born in Plymouth, Mass on January 7, 1945 to Herbert S. and Celia H. Smith Reimels.

He graduated from Middleboro High School and learned the value of hard work on the family’s cranberry bogs and at the local dairy farm. He earned an Associates degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Science in Engineering from UMass-Dartmouth.  He married his high school sweetheart, Brenda Pollard in 1965.  They had two children, Scott and Wendy.  They created a warm and loving home in Cape Neddick where they have resided for 48 years.  He had a long and distinquished career at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard from 1968-2004, where he mentored many young engineers . Over the course of his career at the Shipyard he donated nine gallons of blood to the American Red Cross After retirement he proudly worked with his son Scott doing carpentry. 


Tom’s greatest joy was his family. He never missed a game or event for his children and very few for his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of nearly 55 years, Brenda;  his son Scott and his wife, Jayme and their children, Silas, Sawyer and Noel, his daughter Wendy Bedell, her husband Jason and their three children, Logan, Hayden and Regan, a brother Robert Reimels and his wife Cheri and a sister, Linda Gordon and her husband Rick.  


Calling hours for family and friends will be held from 1 to 4pm on Sunday, August 2nd in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., York, Maine.

A Celebration of Life is planned for a later date.


In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the Alzheimers Association or locally to the Gathering Place in Kittery. Visit

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August 2, 2020

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home
91 Long Sands Road
York, ME 03909

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