PRESQUE ISLE – Cary F. Easler, 69, husband of Jean (Davis) Easler, died unexpectedly Feb. 26, 2010, in Presque Isle. He was born Jan. 18, 1941, in Patten, the son of Frank and Jenny (Shaw) Easler. He attended high school in Norwich, Conn. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1961, serving four years active duty during the Vietnam War. He served an additional 24 years with the Maine Army National Guard, affectionately known as “Pops,” retiring at age 60, with a total of 28 years of honorable military service. He worked many years for Asplundh Tree Co. and Bowater Corp. – Pinkham’s – until retirement. He enjoyed the last several years in his retirement job with NAPA Auto Parts, Presque Isle, delivering parts and joking with customers and coworkers. He was an avid and skilled gardener, enjoyed hunting, fishing and the great outdoors. He loved spending time with family. He was a proud hockey fan, cheering on his grandsons for 17 years. He will be greatly missed by friends and family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jean; his five children, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, Trudy Kuykendall and her husband, Mark and son of Delaware; Rick Dwyer and his wife, Bonnie and two children of Mapleton; Terri Cyr and her husband, Randy and two sons of Presque Isle; Tracy McPherson and her husband, David and two sons of Mapleton; and Andrew Dwyer and two daughters of Oakland; a brother, David Easler and his wife, Dena, of Florida; a sister, Delores Kirtley of California; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; a brother, Paul; and a special brother-in-law, Kirt. Friends are invited to call 4:30 p.m. until the time of service 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Interment with military honors will be in the spring at Fairmount Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 or the American Cancer Society New England Division Inc., One Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300, Topsham, ME 04086. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.