WATERVILLE – Harvey Joseph Pooler, 87, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at Maine General Medical Center – Thayer. He was born July 11, 1920, in Fairfield, the son of Piere “Peter” and Odille (Gilbert) Pooler. He was educated in Fairfield schools, graduated from Lawrence High School, Class of 1939. Harvey joined the Air Force during World War II and was stationed in England for three years, where he met his first wife, Eleanor Tregear Pooler. When he returned from the war, he ran a successful restaurant and taxi business. He was a member of Waterville American Legion and Notre Dame Catholic Church. Harvey enjoyed gardening, cooking and golfing. He loved to go hunting and fishing with his son. Harvey was predeceased by his first wife, as well as 15 brothers and sisters. Surviving are his wife, Fernande Pooler; three children, Alison Jackson of Canaan, Michael Pooler and his wife, Rosemary, of Medway, and Linda Baker of Canaan; four stepchildren, Carleen Mallires of Osprey, Fla., James Champine of Gardiner, Timothy Champine of Waterville and Anthony Champine of Waterville; one sister, Eva Dyer of Vassalboro; four grandchildren, Andrew and Christina Zevallos of Texas, Sonja Pooler of Orono, and Brandon Baker of Canaan; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Madeline, Eva and Max; as well as several nieces and nephews. At Harvey’s request there will be no visiting hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at Notre Dame Catholic Church. Burial will be held after at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harvey’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 51 U.S. Route One, Suite ME, Scarborough, ME 04072. Arrangements are under the direction of Veilleux Funeral Home, 8 Elm St., Waterville.