ORRINGTON – Frederick A. Malone, 87, passed away April 22, 2009, surrounded by his loving family at home, after a long illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1922, in Haynesville, son of Frederick and Fern (Wiers) Malone, where he grew up working the farm and the land to help feed and clothe his family, including 11 brothers and sisters. Fred moved to Norridgewock at age 15 to assist his Uncle Lou with the Philbrick Farm. He graduated from Norridgewock High School in 1939. He joined the U.S. Army in 1942 and became a medic during World War II. He never forgot the pain and devastation of the war or the special friends he made during his tour. He was very proud to be a veteran of the U.S. Army and was awarded a diploma in recognition for the allied army Liberation of Normandy by the French Secretary of Defense in 2001. An active member of the VFW, Fred respected and honored all other veterans he met throughout the years. He returned home from the war Jan. 1, 1946, and soon after met his wife, Phyllis, while working at Dysart’s Truck Stop, Bangor. They married Dec. 31, 1955, and raised their family in their home in Hermon. Fred became an established mechanic and opened his own service station, Malone’s Cities Service, in 1956, on State Street, Bangor. Fred was very good with his hands and creative with his mind. He rebuilt many a car from scratch and built a house from the ground up. He taught his children that anything was possible if you put your mind to it, and that is exactly how he lived his life. He was also very fond of his toys: a 1957 Cadillac Convertible and a 1947 Army Jeep, with which he taught his daughters to drive. Later in life his pride and joy was his John Deere tractor, with which he plowed the land, planted vegetables and strawberries and delighted his grandchildren with rides around the farm. Fred retired from Robinson and Kenney Oil Co. in 1987 and spent his time tending his home and land in Orrington, and enjoying his family that continues to grow. He enjoyed taking his family fishing and camping every summer. A favorite camping spot was Jo Mary Lake Campground, where he made many lifelong friends and fond memories. Fred’s family and friends were very important to him, but the love of his life was his wife, Phyllis, who took amazing care of him during his very long and heartbreaking illness. Fred was a life member of the Isaac Clewley VFW Post, which recently joined with the Bangor VFW Post. He was also a member of Bangor Elk’s Lodge No. 244 and a life member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Hermon. Fred is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Norwood) Malone of Orrington; his son, Paul Malone and wife, Lucy, of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; his three daughters, Lucinda Stanley and husband, Bruce, of Cedar Edge, Colo., Debra Macdonald of Cape Elizabeth, and Tamera Leland and husband, Barry, of Orrington; his grandchildren, Bret Malone of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Justin Malone of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., Jason Malone of Fishkill, N.Y., Matthew Leland of Orrington, and Sara Macdonald of Cape Elizabeth; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Lewis Malone of Glenburn; his two sisters, Julia MacDonald of Bangor and Anita Holt of Brewer; as well as many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his wife’s family, Deane Norwood and wife, Loretta, and Nelson Norwood and Dayle Snow, all of Orrington. The family sends special thanks to Jayne Alley for her dedication and special care during the last two years. A service of remembrance will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Brookings-Smith, Clark-Piper Chapel, 55 South Main St., Brewer, with the Rev. Stephen Sinclair, pastor of River City Wesleyan Church, Bangor, officiating. Friends may call 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday. Interment with military honors will be afterward at Marston Cemetery, Orrington. Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments after the interment at his daughter, Tamera’s home. Gifts in Fred’s memory may be sent to New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.