BANGOR – Kenneth “Ken” N. Clukey, 88, died peacefully April 25, 2009, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 14, 1920, in Sangerville, the son of George and Nora (Pullyard) Clukey. Ken was a World War II veteran. He served in the Army crossing the South Pacific and making numerous beach landings on small islands, encountering resistance before reaching his final destination of Japan. He married his wife, Barbara, June 26, 1944, while stationed in Tennessee. After his honorable discharge, Ken moved back to Sangerville where he was employed by Guilford Industries for more than 30 years, moving to Bangor in 1973, where he was employed by Canteen Service until his retirement. Ken was a hunting, fishing and sports enthusiast, always reminding us of his early days brook fishing on hands and knees maneuvering to his favorite spot only with alder rod and line. His stories at hunting camp! Some you would believe and some maybe not. He loved to attend his grandchildren’s sporting events traveling locally and afar, always cheering them on. Ken had his remarkable wit and “tell it like it is humor” hours before he left to be with the Lord and his wife, Barbara. In the most recent years, he was accompanied by his brother-in-law, Harold Harding. He will be sadly missed by his best friend, Shadow. Ken leaves behind his daughters, Suzanne Folsom and her life partner, Tony Mayo, of Bangor, and JoAnn Gallant and her husband, Daniel, of Veazie; son, George Clukey “Jody” and fianc?e, Linda Voter, of Hermon; seven special grandchildren, Keneen Gass, Spencer Folsom, Stephanie Phair, Carrie Clukey, Brina Stairs, Jamie Gallant, and Kyle Gallant; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. In addition to his parents, Ken was predeceased by his beloved wife, Barbara (Mayo) Clukey, Nov. 1, 1986; two brothers, Lawrence and Marshall Clukey; and four sisters, Eleanor Dawes, Marjorie Clukey, Bernice Davis and Evelyn Harding. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 9 a.m. Thursday, April 30. Interment, with military honors, will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Those wishing to remember Ken in a special way may make gifts in his memory to Bangor Humane Society, 693 B Mount Hope Ave., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.