LIMESTONE – Roger J. Johndro, 79, husband of Barbara J. (Skidgel) Johndro, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick. He was born May 23, 1934 in Limestone, the son of Dolphis and Annie (Page) Johndro.
Roger was educated in Limestone schools and went on to serve his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a heavy equipment operator. He was married to Barbara J. Skidgel on February 20, 1954 and had been employed by the Lane Construction Corp. as a heavy equipment operator, retiring in 1998 after 36 years of dedicated service. Mr. Johndro was a member of the Limestone United Methodist Church, and the American Legion O’bar-Phair Post Number 127, Limestone. Roger was a Master Mason at the Limestone Masonic Lodge Number 214 AF & AM where he served in numerous offices including three terms as Worshipful Master. He also held the distinction of being a 32nd degree Freemason, being a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Bangor, Royal Arch Masons, Maine Consistory, Anah Temple Shrine, Aroostook County Shrine Club and Order of the Eastern Star, Lunar Chapter, Presque Isle. Roger was also an avid sportsman, and loved hunting and fishing.
In addition to his parents, Roger was predeceased by eight brothers, Lawrence, William, Reed, Donald, Pius, Sylvio “Joe”, Raymond and Reginald Johndro; one sister, Annette Stratton. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara of Limestone; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Patricia Johndro, Dwain “Dewey” and Cheryl Johndro, all of Limestone; one daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Jim Hurley of Cameron Park, CA; one brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Verna Johndro of Limestone; two sisters, Cecille Stevens of Troy, NY, Joan Johndro of Caribou; five grandchildren, Tanya Nalley and her husband, Chip of California, Derek Giggey of Limestone, Kara Hamilton and her husband, John of Caribou, Meagan Janowski and her husband, Stephen of Windham, Kanessa Keenan and her husband, Brian of Caribou; four great-grandchildren, Morgan, Brynne, Kaeven and Aidan; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted by the officers and members of Limestone Lodge Number 214 AF & AM. The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Limestone United Methodist Church, Main Street, Limestone, with Pastor Ellen Cleaves officiating. A time of continued fellowship with refreshments will follow in the church reception area. A service of committal with full military honors will take place 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Northern Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Committal Canopy, 37 Lombard Road, Caribou. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Mr. Johndro to the Limestone Masonic Building Association, care of John Hotelling, 206 Long Road, Limestone, ME 04750. Envelopes will be available at funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com