Milford F. Marks

Posted Feb. 18, 2013, at 8:17 a.m.

PENOBSCOT – Milford F. Marks, 94, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 15, 1919, in Orland, the son of Adelbert and Maggie (Bowden) Marks.

Milford had a great sense of humor, loved to joke and be around people. He owned his own business delivering fruit and produce from 1957 until his retirement in 1983. He enjoyed watching sports, especially the New England teams. He was not one to travel, he preferred to stay locally. Milford was a member of Rising Sun Masonic Lodge, Orland, and the Castine Grange, Castine.

He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Maxine N. (Bowden) Marks; one son, Bryant Marks and wife, Debra, of Orland; one daughter, Claudeane Gross and husband, Rodney, also of Orland; two grandsons, Nathaniel Bray Marks and wife, Colette, and Josiah Bray Marks; as well as several special nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Milford was predeceased by his siblings, Marvin Gray, Marshall Marks, Ethel Leach and Wilma Brooks.

Family and friends will gather for visitation 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm St., Bucksport, where a funeral will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, with the Rev. Deanna West and Pastor Peter Remick. A reception will be held after the service in the vestry of Franklin Street United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery, Orland. Donations in Milford’s memory may be made to Penobscot United Methodist Church, Route 175, Penobscot, ME 04476 or Franklin Street United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1727, Bucksport, ME 04416.

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