BANGOR – Jonathan Mark Rambo, 67, was released from his journey with cancer and passed on to a free beginning Feb. 24, 2013. He was born Sept. 19, 1945, in Atlantic City, N.J.
Jon was a GED graduate of Bangor and an active duty U.S. Navy veteran stationed in Scotland from May 1964 to November 1968.
He was predeceased by his father, Dr. Wilfred S. Rambo, in 1962; and mother, Evelyn M. (Carickoff) Rambo, in 2011. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Ruth (Parsons) Rambo of Bangor; daughter, Jill and grandchildren, Jayden and Jace, of Hermon; son, Jonathan II and grandson, Jerrick, of Bangor; son, Jedidiah and granddaughter, Karlee, of Bangor; and sister, Barbara Goss of Orrington, and children, Tasha Gardner of Brewer and Troy Goss of Portland. Special family members include sisters-in-law, Priscilla Small and Lenora Small; brother-in-law, Clint Parsons and wife, Diane; nieces and nephews, Sandy, Stevie, Felecia, Jullie, Heather, Cheryl and Lisa; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and many extended family members from Carmel. Special longtime friends include Jim McKenzie of Bangor, Arnold “Woody” Glidden of Corinth and Larry Smith of New Hampshire. The family thanks the staff at Eastern Maine Medical Center, CancerCare of Maine Lafayette Family Cancer Center, and very special nurses and certified nurse’s aides at Ross Manor for their dedication and guidance through this journey.
A memorial service will be held 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, with the Rev. Dr. Rex H. Garrett, director of chaplaincy services at Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments immediately after the service Friday at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Those who wish to remember Jon in a special way may make gifts in his memory to CancerCare of Maine, Lafayette Family Cancer Center, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or to any animal shelter of their choice. Condolences to the family may be expressed at