Posted Dec. 31, 2010, at 5 p.m.

ORONO – George J. Shain Jr., 82, died Dec. 26, 2010, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Nov. 22, 1928, in Brookton, a son of Ruth and George Shain Sr. George proudly served his country during the Korean War in the U.S. Army Infantry. He was employed as a postal carrier in Orono for more than 30 years. George was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. He is survived by his wife, Denise of Orono; two daughters, Deborah Smith and her companion, Troy Reed, of Ellsworth, and Yvonne Smith of Bangor; four grandchildren, Rochelle Smith of Westbrook, Angel Smith of Old Town, Jasmine Smith of Orono and Kendra Bryant of Ellsworth; a great-grandson, William Robertson; and a brother, Joy Shain of Brookton. He was predeceased by a brother, Arron Shain. A funeral service will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where friends may call 1 p.m. until time of service. Spring burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Orono. Condolences may be left at <>