HUGH C. KIRKWOOD

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:14 p.m.

GREENVILLE and ROCKWOOD – Hugh C. Kirkwood, 84, died July 12, 2004, peacefully at his residence in Greenville. He was born May 27, 1920, in Portsmouth, N.H., the son of Hugh F. and Stella (Johnson) Kirkwood. He served his country in the U.S. Army and Airforce from 1942 until retiring at Dow Air Force Base in Bangor in 1964. He was an air traffic controller at Berlin Air Lift and was in the 488th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Battalion in the Airforce during World War II and served in Africa and Europe. He received the Purple Heart during his service in the military. He served his country during the Korean War, World War II and the beginning of Vietnam. He is survived by one sister, Phyllis K. Folsom of Greenville and Auburn; two nephews, Thomas Folsom and his wife, Diane, of Presque Isle and Bill Folsom and his wife, Karen, of Rockwood; three nieces, Sally Esposito and her husband, Joe, of Portland, Dorothy Weymouth and her husband, Peter, of Auburn, and Nancy F. Weed of Scarborough; several great-nephews and great-nieces; and several cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert G. Kirkwood; two sisters, Weltha Holmes and Eleanor Arsenault. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Greenville Cemetery at the family lot. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to C.A. Dean Hospital, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by McCrory Funeral Home.

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