WADE – Steven Wayne Gildert, 62, passed away with his wife at his side on Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2014, at his residence. He was born Jan. 8, 1952, in Worcester, Mass., the son of Cecil Gildert and Paulyne (Walton) Willette.
He served in the U.S. Navy. Steven worked as a boiler operator at Fraser Timber in Masardis for a number of years. He was an avid Red Sox fan and a devoted husband and father who enjoyed spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Carman) Gildert of Wade; a son, Joshua of Medford, Mass.; a daughter, Cassie of Malden, Mass.; three brothers, Gene Gildert, Michael Gildert, and Dennis Willette; a sister, Carol Finnemore; three stepbrothers, Lenwood Jr., Peter, and Donny Willette; his father-in-law, Herman Carman of Wade; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Cecil Gildert, Lenwood and Paulyne Willette; and his mother-in-law, Della Carman.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle, with the Rev. George McLaughlin officiating. Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Spring interment will be at Crouseville Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to CANCER, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.