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Dr. Charles "Chuck" Cunningham (PEK ’48)
CROUSEVILLE - Dr. Charles "Chuck" Cunningham, 87, died Nov. 1, 2012, at Maine Veterans Home, Caribou. Chuck was a loving husband, father, brother, farmer, professor and research scientist. Chuck was born Dec. 21, 1924, in Washburn, the son of Everett and Eula (Roberts) Cunningham.
He was a graduate of the University of Maine, Orono, with a Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy and a Master of Science degree in agronomy; he later obtained his doctorate in plant genetics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.
While attending college at the University of Maine, Orono, Chuck entered the armed services and served with the Army as a sergeant in the 100th Infantry Division of the 7th Army in Northeastern France on the Rhineland during World War II. As a result of his military service, Chuck was awarded the Purple Heart and two Battle Stars.
While receiving his Master of Science degree from the University of Maine, Chuck was appointed assistant professor of agronomy and taught specialized courses in potato production. Chuck was also employed by Maine Aroostook Potato Growers, Inc., Presque Isle, as the assistant manager of seed potato sales; for several years by Red Dot Foods, Inc., Madison, Wis., as assistant to the director of research; and then by Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., as director of product development and research of plant breeding worldwide where he had a very successful career. Chuck was also a director of Potato Association of America and editor of the Potato Journal.
Chuck lived with his wife, Crystal, and family in Crouseville for several years, moved to Madison, Wis., for seven years and then spent 25 years in Moorestown, N.J., before retiring to Kitty's ancestral home in Crouseville. Chuck loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to garden and was a voracious reader. For the past several years he served as president of the Salmon Brook Historical Society of Washburn.
He is survived by his son, Kent Cunningham of Crouseville; his daughter, Robin Cunningham and daughter-in-law, Rosemary O'Rourke, of Martinsville, N.J.; and his sister, Evelyn Woodman of Washburn. He was predeceased by his wife, Crystal; and his son, C.E. Craig Cunningham.
A memorial service was held Nov. 7 at Gray Memorial United Methodist Church, Caribou, with burial service afterward at Hillside Grove Cemetery, Crouseville. Memories and condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com
Published in BDN Maine on November 5, 2012
John H. Reed (PEK ’42)
WASHINGTON, D.C., and FORT FAIRFIELD - John H. Reed, 91, a Republican, who was governor of Maine (from 1959-1966), member and chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board (from 1967-1975), and U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives (in 1976-1977 and 1981-1985), died Oct. 31, 2012, at George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C., of pneumonia. Gov. Reed was born Jan. 5, 1921, in Fort Fairfield, the older son of Walter M. Reed Sr. and Eva Seeley Reed.
During his seven years as governor of Maine, Reed gained a reputation as a champion for education and economic development. It was during his tenure that the super University of Maine System was established and educational television was introduced.
He was a graduate of the University of Maine and served as a naval officer in the South Pacific duringWorld War II. In 1946 Reed entered the family business of seed potato farming. He started his political career in 1955 as representative to the Maine Legislature. After one term in the House he was elected to the state Senate. In his second term he was elected as president of the Senate. In 1959, upon the death of then Gov. Clinton Clausson, Reed became governor. He won the balance of the unexpired term in 1960. In 1962 he was elected to a full four-year term.
During his tenure Reed served as chairman of the National Governors Conference and the New England Governors Association. After completing seven years as governor, Reed was appointed to the National Transportation Safety Board by President Lyndon Johnson. He was later named chairman by President Richard Nixon.
In 1976 President Gerald Ford appointed him U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives. From 1978 to 1981 he was director of Government Relations for the Associated Builders and Contractors. In 1982 President Ronald Reagan appointed him to a second term as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
After four years as ambassador, Reed returned to Washington, D.C., where he was active in a number of organizations. Among these were: the Society of Senior Aerospace Executives, the National Federation of Former Governors, the Council of American Ambassadors, the Capitol Hill Club and the Military Order of the Carabao.
He was president of the Maine State Society of Washington for three terms and was a vice chairman of the National Conference of State Societies. He was also an active member of Christ United Methodist Church and a life member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Reed took leadership roles in many other organizations. He was a member and past president of Fort Fairfield Rotary Club. In Sri Lanka he was a member of two Rotary Clubs and founded a Kiwanis Club. He was a past master of Eastern Frontier Lodge, a member of Anah Temple Shrine and was currently affiliated with Monument Masonic Lodge, Houlton. For a number of years he was president of the Northern Maine Fair. During this period he served a term as president of the Maine Association of Agricultural Fairs. He was also a past president of Fort Fairfield Hospital Association and was on the advisory board of Northern National Bank. While in Fort Fairfield, he was a member and officer of United Parish Church.
An avid horseman, Reed was a charter member of the United States Trotting Association. He was an owner, trainer, driver and breeder of harness race horses. He drove and won his first race at age 15. For years he campaigned a stable on the Maine fair circuit. Among his favorite horses were Case Ace - 2:03 3/4, Jay H. - 2:04 1/5, Cardinal Direct - 2:05 1/5, and Darnley Boy - 2:05. His longtime friend and Maine racing legend, James Lee McKenney, trained and drove many of the Reed horses. Reed was also a lifelong supporter of the Boston Red Sox.
Reed was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Cora Davison Reed; one brother, Walter M. Reed Jr.; and one sister, Ruth Reed Mraz. He is survived by his two children, Cheryl D. Reed of Alexandria, Va., and Ruth Reed Duford of Groveland, Mass.; three grandchildren, Reed Duford, DrewDuford Dupre and Curt Duford; and other relatives.
The viewing will take place 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Christ United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., where the funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Interment with Masonic Burial Rites will be conducted in spring 2013 at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. A service of Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield.
Published in BDN Maine from November 2 to November 3, 2012
Harry W. “Bill” Angevine (PEK ’62)
Harry W. "Bill" Angevine, age 72, passed away unexpectedly from a ladder accident on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 in Appleton, WI. He was born on April 26, 1940 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, the son of the late Harry W. and Margaret (Burke) Angevine.
Bill had many hobbies throughout his school years, including sports and music, whether it was playing the violin, ukulele, or the drums. In 1957, he was state champion for the 880 yard run.
After graduating from high school Bill furthered his education at University of Maine receiving a Bachelor in Forestry. He then attended a fifth year at University of Maine for his pulp and paper certificate. Once completing school he joined the Army Reserves and served our country for six years.
In 1965, Bill married Marlene Luckenbaugh in York, PA. Their marriage was blessed with two children: Robert G. and Marci. Bill worked for Penick Ford in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bemis Company in Minneapolis and lastly worked for 30 years as a technical service engineer for Appleton Mills, retiring in 2000.
In retirement Bill loved to make furniture and returned to his enjoyment of music and playing instruments. Bill was often called Mr. Fix It by family and friends, whether he was fixing things at home, at the neighbors, or lending a helping hand at church.
Bill is survived by his wife, Marlene of 47 years, children, Robert G. (Susan Rzemein) Angevine, Washington DC, and their children Samuel and Josephine; and Marci Angevine, Nashville, TN; three brothers, John (Lizz) Angevine, Spring Lake Heights, NJ, Andrew Angevine, Anderson, SC, and Robert E. Angevine, Philadelphia, PA; sisters-in-law, Ruby Ruth, Hanover, PA, and Lorraine Roth, Lakewood, Il; one brother-in-law, Dennis (Bonnie) Luckenbaugh, Spring Grove, PA. Bill is further survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
A memorial service was held at November 3, 2012, at All Saints Episcopal Church, Appleton, WI. www.wichmannfargo.com
Harold A. "Hal" Kinney (PEK ’41)
EASTON - Harold A. "Hal" Kinney, 91, died Oct. 26, 2012, in the presence of his family at Presque Isle Nursing Home. The son of Alfred B. and Ella (Ladner) Kinney, Jan. 11, 1921, Harold was born in Easton and was the fourth of seven children.
Harold married Kathryn Jane Towle, Nov. 22, 1951, at Pine Tree Church, Easton, and settled in Easton, where they raised five children. Harold was known for his good nature, personal integrity, devotion to his wife and family, and contributions to the community.
Harold graduated from Easton High School, class of 1938, and went on to attend the University of Maine, Orono, where in majored in agronomy and was a member of Phi Eta Kappa. Harold left college early due to his father's illness and returned to Easton to take over the family farm. He would go on to farm for 49 more years until his retirement in 1990. Harold was the third generation to operate the family farm.
He was active in service to the town of Easton, serving on the school board, planning board, board of selectman, town budget committee and Easton Housing Development Board. He was a member of Anah Temple Shrine, a 50-year member of the Masons - Trinity Lodge No. 130, A.F. & A.M., Presque Isle, member and past president of Easton Lions Club and a member of the board of directors of Fort Fairfield Community General Hospital.
Harold is survived by his children, Lorraine Adams of Newport News, Va., Van Kinney of Chantilly, Va., Jane Kinney of Kennebunk and Sara Dennis and her husband, Casey, of Hanover, N.H.; his sister, Vera Cullins of Presque Isle; his sisters-in-law, Clara Towle Hussey of Mars Hill and Olivia Moreau Kinney of Fort Myers, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Kathryn; his son, R. Andrew Kinney; his grandson, Lance Cpl. Joshua Kinney; and his siblings, Ralph, Doris, Vaughn, Inez and Wendell.
Interment at Estes Park Cemetery, Easton. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Pine Tree Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 704 Houlton Road, Easton, ME 04740.
(Published in BDN Maine on October 27, 2012)
(Published in BDN Maine on October 27, 2012)
Vance E. Foss (PEK ’52)
Vance E. Foss of Danbury died September 29, 2012 at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a sudden illness.
He was born in Charleston, Maine on May 29, 1928 to the late Stanley and Marjorie Foss. He graduated from Higgins Preparatory Institute where he was named to the Maine Prep School All State basketball team. He went on to play basketball for the University of Maine. After graduating with a degree in agronomy he joined the Army in 1953. While serving in Germany he was awarded the Good Conduct medal and National Defense Service Medal.
On October 5, 1956 he married Rose Marie Barata in Danbury. He began his professional career working in management for Eastern States in Bethel, CT, and continued on as human resource manager at Bard Parker in Danbury as well as Perkin Elmer. He headed up the Junior Achievement Program for years and was active in the Danbury Chamber of Commerce serving as chairman of the Personnel Council. He was a member of St James Church.
He loved his native state of Maine and spent time there with family on Sebec Lake during the summer and hunting season. Vance was an avid Boston Red Sox and Celtics fan as well as Green Bay Packers fan. He shared his passion for sports with his children and grandchildren. Before becoming ill he spent a wonderful day with his sons and daughter watching his grandson play football for Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.
Vance is survived by his wife Rose Marie, his children Vance and Jennifer Foss of New Fairfield, Scott and Irene Foss of Milford, Karen Mannion of Danbury, Brad and Joanne Eno of Evergreen, CO, as well as his siblings Francis Foss (PEK '56) and Shirley Higgins of Maine. He will also be greatly missed by his grandchildren Ryan Mannion, Connor Mannion, Michael Foss, Meghen Foss and Graham Eno. He was predeceased by his brothers Eugene Foss, H Clinton Foss and son-in-law Robert Mannion.
The family celebrated his life in a private service and burial at St Peters Cemetery. Contributions in Vance's name can be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Hull Funeral Service, Danbury handled arrangements. There are no calling hours.
Online Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=gb000160222443 (reprinted from the Hull Funeral Service website).
Robert H. Wilkinson Jr. (PEK ’69)
Laconia-----Robert H. Wilkinson, Jr., 66, of 226 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H., died as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Monday, April 30, 2012.
Bob was born July 25, 1945 in Laconia, NH, the son of Rita and Robert H. Wilkinson, Sr.
Bob was a longtime resident of Laconia/Gilford and a 1964 graduate of Laconia High School. He earned a B.S. Degree from the University of Maine, Orono in 1969 and served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was owner of Yankee Energy Services for many years.
Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Marjory Craver Wilkinson, of Laconia; a daughter, Sara W. Staples; two sons, Scott Wilkinson and Collin Wilkinson; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Sherry Wilkinson, of Clarksville, Tenn.
Bob was an artist at heart and allowed his explorations in mediums to grow as he became older. He delved into wood working, masonry and sculpture. His creations took the form of tree and bird houses, outdoor pizza ovens, and drift wood art. Bob also had a playful side which he shared with all. He kept his grandchildren in stitches running around in rubber ducky boxers, serving pancake breakfasts in a gorilla costume, and setting booby traps around the house covering kids in confetti. Bob also enjoyed fly tying and fishing and spent much of his reflective time on the rivers around America.
“Time is but the stream to go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away, but the eternity remains.” Henry David Thoreau
Perhaps most subtly, but most admirable was that Bob was a giving man. Someone in need of a smile might find a plate of Greek meatballs or grape leaves at their door. Those in need of work would find an open door at Bob’s construction company. He believed in the goodness of the human spirit.
A Celebration of his life was held on May 5, 2012 at the Gilford Community Church, Gilford, N.H. For those who wish, the family suggests donations be made to the Gunstock Ski Club PO Box 222, Laconia, NH 03247 in memory of Bob Wilkinson. Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information about the service and to view the online memorial, visit www.wilkinsonbeane.com
Athill William Irvine (PEK ’49)
Winthrop- Athill William Irvine, of Aroostook County, Maine, passed away on April 2, 2012, in Dunedin, Florida. He was born in Mars Hill on June 5, 1925 to Seldon and Goldie Irvine, the eldest of three sons.
He joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 upon graduating from Fort Fairfield High School. He qualified to serve in the elite 63rd Bomber Squadron of the 43rd Bombardment Group of the 5th Army Air Corps, which flew of out Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines, during which time he helped to evacuate the survivors from the Japanese POW camps and was one of the first units to be based in Japan immediately after V-J day. The 63rd was one of two squadrons in the Pacific theater whose aircraft were equipped with radar designed to find naval and land targets at night, enabling these squadrons to disrupt Japan's strategy for supplying its forces in contested areas.
He left the service in 1945 and enrolled in the University of Maine, graduating with an engineering degree in 1953. From 1953-1969 he worked as manager for chemical and construction-material manufacturing plants in Massachusetts, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and the Philadelphia area of Pennsylvania. From 1969 to his retirement in 1990 he worked in the papermaking felt operations of Albany International, retiring as Sales Manager for the firm's northeast region, a territory which stretched from Maine to Virginia and Michigan. He divided the time of his retirement between Winthrop, Maine, and Dunedin, Florida.
Athill Irvine married Alice Louise Laflin on January 3, 1949, and they remained a devoted couple for over sixty-three years. They led a rich family life, blessed with 10 children and 13 grandchildren. In summer particularly, their home outside Winthrop swarmed with their sons and daughters, their spouses and children, all of whom Athill and Alice cherished. Despite the demands of this large family, the couple were avid golfers and led an active social life which brought them friends in all parts of the country.
Uniquely gifted in working with people, Athill Irvine lived life in ways that made every contact with him a positive experience. He had an active sense of humor and a bottomless well of stories - which often as not were told for coaching as well as for amusement. Engaging and outgoing as he was, he spoke rarely of his achievements, choosing to focus on the people about him, often preferring to listen rather than talk. He was able to express his strength of character and integrity without words.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Timothy and Gerard, and a brother Pete. He is sadly missed, but his presence continues to abide with his wife, Alice, his daughters and sons Ted, Cynthia, Tom, Susan, Will, Chris, Bonnie and Gordon and their spouses, with his grandchildren Matt, Jamie, Nick, Evan, Chris, Emma, Henk, Peter, Robin, Garrett, Jace, Goldie, Clara, 1 great-grandchild, Bethany, and his brother, Hollis (PEK ’58), as well as with all those who knew him.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, April 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Winthrop, Me. Burial will immediately follow at the new Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Vernon Avenue in Augusta. Memorial Donations may be made in his memory to The Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd. Clearwater, FL 33760.
Arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop. Memories, condolences, photos, and videos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of our website at http://www.khrfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Athill-Irvine/
Robert E. "Bob" Bishop (PEK ’39)
BELFAST and CARIBOU - Robert E. "Bob" Bishop, 94, passed away Jan. 18, 2012, with his daughters at his side, after a brief illness.
Bob was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Caribou, the son of Walter Freeman and Mina Lillian (Roberts) Bishop. Bob had been a lifelong resident of Caribou until the early 1980s when he moved to Belfast.
He received an associate degree in agriculture from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1939. A veteran ofWorld War II, he served three years, two of which were in the European Theatre. During this time he was awarded a citation for acts of Merit in France, Belgium and Holland. He was an American Legion member for more than 60 years, a lifetime member, and also a charter member ofVeterans of Foreign Wars. Bob was also a member of Young Farmer Association, Caribou Historical Society and a former key member of the Lions Club. He was also a member of the Rotary, Belfast.
During the 1960s Bob was an elected member of the city representative government in Caribou for three years. He served three years on the board of assessors and two terms on the board of trustees at Nylander Museum. He was also a member of the board of trustees at the Universalist Church, Caribou.
From 1946 to 1956, Bob was a potato farmer and shipper in Washburn and Caribou. After building his potato business, he was a proprietor of Red Brick Motel until retirement in 1976.
Bob always enjoyed growing big vegetable gardens in the summer and proudly shared his crop. He loved fishing, hunting, camping and spending time with his family and friends.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. Bob is survived by his two daughters, Nancy B. Tracy of Brewer and Carol B. Spinney and her husband, Gary, of Rockport; grandchildren, Kristi Todd and her husband, Jared, of Rockport and Jenifer Mason and her husband, Levi, of Waldoboro; stepgranddaughter, Karen Dow and husband, Joshua, of Falmouth; three great-grandsons, Alexander and Dominic Todd of Rockport and Zachary Mason of Waldoboro; nephew, David Reed and wife, Julie, of Holden; niece, Paula Leavitt of Shapleigh; second wife, Dorothy (Dow) Bishop of Attleboro, Mass.; and stepchildren, Ann Larson and husband, Glen, of Norton, Mass., Barb Pelkey and husband, Steve, of Westbrook, Cheryl Lunn and husband, Michael, of Florida and Wesley Philbrook of Massachusetts. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Mina (Roberts) Bishop; his brother, William Bishop and wife, Orize; his sister, Annetta (Bishop) Reed and husband, Stanley; his loving wife, Dorothea I. Wilbur Bishop; his granddaughter, Shelli Jean Lombard; and his son-in-law, Eugene C. Tracy.
Funeral service was held Jan. 25 at the Riposta Funeral Home, with Pastor Alan Shumway, pastor of First Baptist Church, Belfast, officiating. An interment service will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Caribou. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com
Online Guestbook: http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/bdnmaine/guestbook.aspx?n=robert-bishop&pid=155562864
Published in BDN Maine on January 21, 2012
Raymond E. "Ray" Titcomb (PEK ’50)
KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA -- Farmington native, Raymond E. "Ray" Titcomb, 83, of Chesterville, ME and Kissimmee, Fla., died of natural causes on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, with family at his side.
He was born Sept. 5, 1928, in Farmington, the son of Clarence J. and Esther (Ellsworth) Titcomb. He was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of 1946 and continued his education at the University of Maine, Orono, where he was a member of Phi Eta Kappa and earned his degree in agriculture economics in 1950.
In February of 1950, he married Colleen Ayer, and later that summer assumed the responsibility for Titcomb Hill Farm, with a milking herd of 40 registered guernseys, which had been operated by Burleigh Crockett and his mother, Esther. At that time, they delivered between 100 and 150 quarts of raw milk daily and made home deliveries to customers and to retail grocery stores. In a ten year period, the business grew to 5,000 quarts a day of pasteurized and homogenized milk, with home and retail delivery to all of Franklin County. He carried a full line of dairy products, eggs, cheeses, ice cream and orange juice and made 200 gallons of maple syrup annually. At that time, he employed six year-round employees and ten in March and April during maple syrup season.
In 1957, he purchased the Wayside Grill on Rt. 4, enjoyed three years of successful ownership and sold the business in 1960. In 1959, he married Virginia Blaisdell Huntoon, "Ginny". In 1971, they sold the farm and business to Randall Gifford.
A business entrepreneur and avid outdoorsman, Ray was never idle. In the mid 1960s, he participated in white water canoe racing in Maine and won many of the races with partners Brud Hodgkins (PEK ’70) and George Walsh. Ray and George collaborated on designing and building strip canoes and sold their design to Mad River Canoe Co. It was called the "T.W.Special". He was proud to discover that one of their originals is currently on display at Sea World in Florida. In '68, '69, '70 and the spring of '71 they entered the National White Water races. In '70 , they lost by only 30 seconds after a 2 hour, 10 minute paddle. They traveled as far as Indiana and took third in the slalom.
In the late 60s and early 70s, Ray was a trustee of the First National Bank. In 1970, he built a log cabin on "Chain of Ponds" which he sold in '81. In the early 70s, he worked as a guide part time at Big Island Sporting Camps at Colburn Gore for private guests. In '77 and '78, he managed King Bartlett Camps in Eustis. And in 1979 and '80 purchased 130 acres of land in Industry from Olando Small and started organizing a maple syrup business. In 1981, he bought back the Titcomb Hill Farm and formed Maine Maple Products Inc. He bought over 90 percent of all syrup produced in northern Maine and from over 54 Canadian producers who came into Maine and hired trees to tap from the paper companies and set up Sugar Bush Camps for boiling. He went from selling 200 gallons of syrup, to over 1 million pounds (11 pounds to a gallon) in 1986, when he sold to American Maple Products of Vermont because of poor health.
He built his log cottage on Clearwater Lake in 1989 and though plagued by heart problems he continued to manage Maine Maple Products until 1994. He and his wife Ginny retired and spent winters in Kissimmee. She predeceased him in April of 1999, following a long illness.
In December of 2001, Ray married Dorothy (Comstock) Judkins and they enjoyed mutual interests of fishing, camping and hunting and divided their time between their home in Chesterville, camp at Rockwood, and wintering in Florida, from November to May.
His grandchildren describe him as a teacher; he was always so generous with his time and desire to share his passions. He spent many joyous hours teaching them how to fly fish, hunt, ski, drive, play cribbage and to enjoy and respect the great outdoors.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Titcomb of Chesterville; his stepfather Burleigh Crockett (PEK ’45) and his wife, Corine of Waterville; daughters, Susan Letts and her husband Marty of Naples, Fla.. Peggy Palazzo and her husband John of Middletown, NY, and Deborah Mallett of Industry; stepson Bruce Judkins and his wife Bonnie of Chesterville; stepdaughter Joline Merrill and her husband Doug of Florida and their families; a sister, Patricia Clark and her husband Carleton of North Anson; grandchildren, Josh Marshall and his wife Ali, Gil Palazzo, Jodi Palazzo, Samantha Mallett, Bridgette Mallett and Hollis Mallett; and two great grandchildren, Max and Molly Marshall.
Funeral services were held Jan. 11, 2012 at Wiles Remembrance Center with the Rev. John Gensel and the Rev. John Tolman co-officiating. Remembrance gifts may be given in his memory to either the Farmington Historical Society Titcomb House, c/o Taffy Davis, 239 Titcomb Hill Road, Farmington, ME, 04938 or to the Titcomb Ski Education Foundation, Att: Membership/Program Scholarship, PO Box 43, Farmington, ME 04938. Condolences and tributes may be shared with the family on his memorial wall at www.wilesrc.com. Winter entombment is at the funeral home. Spring burial in Riverside Cemetery, Farmington.
Published in Morning Sentinel on January 9, 2012