BATH — Ronald “Spanky” A. MacElman Sr., 73, of Office Drive, died June 5 at his residence.

He was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Bath, a son of Harold and Elizabeth (MacDonald) MacElman. He attended Bath schools and was employed at Bath Iron Works as a grinder.

In 1962, he moved to New Hampshire and was employed at Granite State Park. In 1968, he returned to Bath and went to work as a truck driver for Crooker, Gibbons Oil, Dead River and Brunswick Coal and Lumber.

On Jan. 27, 1973, MacElman married Claire M. Blanchette.

From 1974-1978, he served with the Bath Police Reserves. He was also a life member of the Bath Lodge of Elks.

He is survived by his ex-wife and friend, Claire MacElman, of Bath; three sons, Tom E. MacElman and his wife, Mary, of Wiscasset, Ronald A. MacElman Jr., of Massachusetts, and John MacElman, of Spring Hills, Florida; three granddaughters, Jennifer Billings, Jessica MacElman and Ashlie MacElman; and a great-granddaughter, Sadie Taylor.

A graveside service, including an Elks service, was held June 17 at Calvary Cemetery in Bath.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 7, Edgecomb, ME 04556.

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