STETSON - Harold Olcut Hersey, 87, passed into eternal peace May 27, 2021, at the Maine Veterans’ Home in Bangor. He was born May 21, 1934, in Waterville, the son of Roy and Helen (Leavitt) Hersey.
Harold, also known affectionately by many as Olcut, was an excellent carpenter which was his lifelong profession. He was self-employed with Capitol Builders in Augusta and worked with the Sockbeson Brothers in Bangor as well as the Passamaquoddy Reservation in Perry. He was a resident of Stetson for many years in the home he built and loved.
Harold Olcut graduated from Corinna Union Academy in 1953 and studied drafting at the National Drafting Academy in Washington D.C. in 1960. He proudly served our great country as a lifeguard in the Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Italy in 1954. He owned many motorcycles over the years and was an avid rider. He loved dogs and feeding the wild birds.
Harold Olcut loved and adored his family with all his heart, especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his two daughters, Holly Hersey of Tampa, FL, and Heidi Hamilton of Garland; sister, Linda Bean and her husband, Stanley, of Corinth; granddaughters, Heather Stone and her husband, Levi, of LaFayette, KY, and Shannon Jagger and her husband, John, of Holden; grandsons, Anthony Frappier and his fiancé, Victoria, of Newport, and Daniel Frappier of Stetson, who together with his mother, Heidi, saw lovingly and selflessly to his care over the years. He also was blessed with eight precious great- grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Marjorie Hersey Colbath and Mildred Hersey Marshall.
Harold Olcut will be interred in the Hersey family plot at Exeter Center Cemetery at a later date. Gifts in his name for the veterans may be sent to the Travis Mills Foundation, 747 Western Ave., Manchester, ME 04351 or travismillsfoundation.org. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com