ELLSWORTH – Charles K. Leland, 93, died April 8, 2014, at his home. He was born in Somesville, December 25, 1920, son of Roy and Ada (Brown) Leland.
Charles attended elementary and high school in Somesville and attended Husson College for two years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in England, France and Belgium. Charles married Edith M. Wilbur, who has been his companion and wife for 61 years. He was a furniture and cabinet maker. He enjoyed time with his family camping, and traveling with his beloved wife and collie dogs. He also enjoyed working in his yard in CT and ME, helping at the food pantry, and was an avid Celtic and Red Sox fan. Charles attended the Congregational Church and Unity, read extensively and was a spiritual truth seeker.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Edith; son, Tom MacDonald and wife, Jane, of Ellsworth; grandchildren, Joanna MacDonald and husband, Brendan Clarke, Malinda Buswell and husband, Ted, Emily Nesbitt, Stephen MacDonald and wife, Elizabeth; great-grandchildren, Madeline, Audrey, Daniel and Olivia Buswell, Mary, Sydney and Hope Nesbitt, and Obi Clarke; and several cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Nelson C. Leland.
A memorial service will be held at Hillcrest Cemetery, Hancock, in June. Contributions in Charles’ memory may be made to Hillcrest Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 256, Hancock, ME 04640. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.