Calais – Donald Arthur Dinsmore, 69, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at Seaport Village Healthcare in Ellsworth. Donald was born in Calais on December 17, 1952, son of Emerson and Dorothy (Tyler) Dinsmore.
Donald grew up in Calais and graduated from Calais Memorial High School, Class of 1972. He immediately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served until 1976. In 1977, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a Combat Engineer until 1985 when he decided to be transferred to the Army Reserves. In 1988 he moved to Bath where he worked as a Marine Electrician for Bath Iron Works. Donald loved sports and enjoyed watching games on TV as well as the local high school games. He was a member of Ephriam Johnson Post #9 American Legion in Machias.
Donald was predeceased by his parents, Emerson and Dorothy Dinsmore; a sister Barbara Dinsmore; brother Emerson Dinsmore; and a niece Pamela Dinsmore. Surviving are his companion Bonnie Jo Correll; his sister Mary Murray and husband Randy of Turner; two brothers, Frank Dinsmore and wife Laurel of Oxford, and Carl Dinsmore and wife Jane of Auburn; nieces Marie Montalvo, Jennifer Dinovelli and Melissa Grant; nephew Danny Dinsmore; and a great-nephew Frankie Grant.
A graveside service with military honors will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at the Calais Cemetery. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.