CAMDEN – Joshua Coffin Lasbury, 77, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, after a brief illness at Pen Bay Medical Center. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in Hartford, Conn., son of Ralph Cherokee and Cecelia Chase Lasbury.
He attended Kingswood School and Hebron Academy, and University of Connecticut. From 1954 to 1958, he served in the U.S. Army, and was employed for many years in sales at various manufacturing companies from 1960 to 1984, including Clapp & Treat, West Hartford, Conn. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gun collecting.
Surviving are his four children, Ashley A. Lasbury of Portland, Amelia L. Bittner and her husband, Daniel, Victoria L. Lasbury and her husband, Jamie R. Bloomquist, and Jessica C. Wheeler and her husband, Adam, all of Camden; sister, Abigail Fitzgerald and her husband, John, of Camden; brother, R. Chase Lasbury and his wife, Nan, of Winter Park, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, Cate, Nick, Samantha, Eleanor, Joshua, Margaret, Mason, Leah, Gabriel and Evelyn; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; daughter, Katherine Lasbury; sister, Cela Johnson; and brother, Benjamin L. Lasbury.
A memorial gathering was held Oct. 10. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Bob Gagnon Cancer Center, care of Pen Bay Medical Center, 22 White St., Rockland, ME 04841. Arrangements are with Long Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 9 Mountain St., Camden. Condolences, memories and photos may be shared with the Lasbury family by visiting their book of memories at