ORLAND – Ross C. Staples, 52, died very unexpectedly Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, while enjoying a great summer day on Toddy Pond. He was born Oct. 3, 1959, in Bangor, son of Arthur and Arlene (Goode) Staples.
Ross had a love of life. He will be sadly missed by his family and many, many friends.
He is survived by the love of his life and friend, Michelle Patten; children, Steven Springer and fiancee, Courtnee Wittenburg, and Tyler Springer; as well as brothers and sisters, Allen Staples and wife, Mary, Arthor Staples and wife, Carolyn, Arthlene Hammond, Harvey Staples and wife, Norma, Kenneth Goode and wife, Mary, and Kathleen Linscott; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Family and friends will gather for a memorial service noon Saturday, Aug. 11, at 65 Back Ridge Road, Orland. Donations for the benefit of Ross’s son, Steve, may be made to Steve Springer, 61 Back Ridge Road, Orland, ME 04472. Arrangements by Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Bucksport.