GUILFORD – Orman M. Fortier, 92, died Sept. 27, 2007, at a Bangor hospital. He was born July 2, 1915, in Guilford, son of William and Elizabeth (Emery) Fortier. He graduated from Guilford High School and then attended Coburn Classical Institute, Waterville. Orm was a well-known athlete in the local area and was nominated for the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. He lettered in three sports, both in high school and at Coburn. Orm continued his participation in sports as catcher and outfielder for the Guilford Advertisers. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. While in the service in England, he was fullback and kicker for an Army football team, the Moore’s Maulers. A well-rounded athlete, he also loved fishing, golf and even was known to have gotten a hole-in-one at the local golf course. After the service, he served as postmaster in Guilford for several years. He later worked at Hardwood Products Co., Guilford, for many years. Active in local affairs, Orm was a longtime member of the SAD 4 School Board and later of the HAD 4 Hospital Board. Orm was a charter member of Guilford Kiwanis Club and was involved in the administration of the club for many years. He was a member of Guilford United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of Mount Kineo Masonic Lodge No. 109, Guilford, where he served as master from 1961 to 1962, and was a former member of the IOOF, Guilford. He was the self-proclaimed only democrat in Guilford. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Eda (Franklin) Fortier; and a grandson, Jay Moore. He is survived by a son, Greg Fortier and his wife, Kathy, of Bangor; a daughter, Cheryl Moore of Plymouth, Mass.; grandchildren, Elizabeth Fortier, Jennifer Moore and her husband, Craig Oldershaw, Douglas Moore, and Karen Moore, wife of Jay Moore who died in 1998; great-grand-children, Jack and Christa Moore and Lily and Lucas Oldershaw; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at Crosby & Neal, 21 Oak St., Guilford. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Guilford United Methodist Church with Pastor Steven Dean officiating. Burial will be after at Lawn Cemetery, Guilford. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations in his memory to Guilford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 276, Guilford, ME 04443. To sign an online guest book, go to