Born: 3 May 1926, 323 Lavender St Monroe MI
Death: 21 Nov 1982, Bucksport ME
Buried: 24 Nov 1982, Oak Grove Cemetery Bath ME
Brunswick Man Dies in Crash at Bucksport
by Pat Flagg
A 58-year-old man died at the scene of an accident on Mast Hill Road in Bucksport Monday morning after his car crossed the center line into the path of an oncoming truck.
According to Sgt. Keith Bishop, Alyce E. Chapman, 56, the victim, was driving a 1979 Chevrolet Monday about 11:00 a.m. when it began crossing the center line. The driver of an approaching truck, Cecil Crosby, 58. of Milford, pulled to the right, but the other car continued drifting. Crosby's truck ended in the ditch.
Chapman's car hit the left rear of the truck itself and an attached trailer loaded with a backhoe.
The truck driver, working for Downeast Associates of Bangor, was not hurt.
Sgt. Bishop said Tuesday that he is awaiting results of an autopsy being performed in Bangor on the victim's body. "Maybe it will tell us why he crossed the center line," he said.
Alyce E, Chapman
BRUNSWICK - Alyce E. Chapman, 56, of 93 Maine Street, died Monday, Nov. 22, in Bucksport in an automobile accident.
He was born at Monroe, Mich., May 3, 1926, the son of Arthur and Grace White Chapman.
He attended Monroe schools and was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Following World War II, he came to Bath to make his home and worked in the shipfitting department at Bath Iron Works.
Mr. Chapman was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Topsham Post of American Legion.
He was an avid amateur photographer.
He is wurvived by two sons, Dean E. Chapman of Green, and Michael L. Chapman of Norwich, Conn.; two daughters Angela C. MacDonald of Woolwich and Christie E. Gasper of Brunswick; two brothers, Arthur E. Chapman of Monroe, and Herbert J. Chapman of Adrian, Mich.; tow sisters Dorothy Zimmerman of Monroe, and Shirley G. Wylie of Monroe, four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at David E. Desmond, Funeral Home, 638 High St. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath.
Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m.
Crash kills man, 56, in Bucksport
BUCKSPORT - A Brunswick man was killed in Bucksport Monday morning when his car crossed the center line and struck the side of a truck coming in the opposite direction.
Alyce Chapman, 56, of Brunswick, was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 11 a. m. Monday.
According to Bucksport Police Sgt. Keith Bishop, Chapman was driving a car north on the Mast Hill Road, off Route 46 in Bucksport, about 11 a.m. when his car crossed the center line on a straight section of road.
Heading south on the road was a pck-up truck driven by Cecil Crosby, 58, of Milford. The truck was owned by Down East Associates of Bangor, and was towing a trailer with a small backhoe.
Crosby saw the Chapman vehicle coming at him in the wrong lane and tried to pull to the right to avoid the car.
November 24, 1982 (Monroe Evening News)
BANGOR, Maine - Alyce Chapman, 57, of Bath, Maine formerly of Monroe, was killed in auto accident Monday in Bangor while returning home from deer hunting.
Friends may call in the Desmond Funeral Home, Bath. Services will be Friday in Bath.
Born in 1925 in Monroe, he was the son of Arthur and Grace (White) Chapman. He married Irene Denman in 1946 in Bath.
A veteran of World War II, he had served four years in the Navy.
He had attended Christiancy Elementary School and Monroe High School, where he was active insports. He had been a member of the Knights of Pythias in Monroe and in Maine.
He was employed as a shipbuilding supervisor in Bath.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Michael and Dean, both of Bath; two daughters, Angela and Christy, both of Bath; two brothers, Arthur E. of Monroe and Herbert of Adrian; two sisters, Shirley Wylie of Monroe and Mrs. Dorothy Zimmerman of Ida, and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.