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GUILFORD- Carl E. McKusick, 95, died, January 21, 2010, at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft. He was born December 13, 1914, in Dexter, son of Fred and Myra (Parker) McKusick.

Carl attended Guilford schools and graduated from Guilford High School class of 1933. After graduating from high school, Carl worked at the Community Theatre in Guilford as the Projectionist and Assistant Manager.

In 1947 he purchased the H.L. Harrington Coal and Trucking business. He changed the name to McKusick Fuel Co. and added heating oils and LP Gas. During these years he served as Town Clerk of Guilford and was appointed Agent for Railway Express. In 1959 he purchased a 50 percent interest in the Chase and Kimball Oil Co. in Dover-Foxcroft. In 1972 Carl sold his interest in Chase and Kimball and, with son John, founded the McKusick Petroleum Co. of Dover-Foxcroft. After retirement from McKusick Petroleum, he worked for several years as the State of Maine agent for the Good Sam Club and Trailer Life camp ground directory.

In 1978 with his wife Alice, he founded the Sun Porch Studio making stained glass ornaments. Carl was very active in various Fuel associations including the Maine Oil Dealers Assn., the New England Fuel Institute, and the National Fuel Institute.

He was Charter President of the Guilford Kiwanis Club, Charter President of the McKusick Family Association, and was a member of the Guilford United Methodist Church. Hobbies and interests included fishing, golf, genealogy, downhill skiing, square dancing and travel.

He is survived by a daughter, Sharon O'Connell of Guilford; two sons, John and his wife, Sharon McKusick of Abbot, and Kent McKusick of TX; grandchildren, Amy O'Connell and her husband, John McAlevey, Lisa Levasalmi and husband, Juha, all of New York, Kenneth McKusick, Charles McKusick and his wife, Tiffany all of Abbot, Robert McKusick of GA, Katie Burgess and her husband, Alan of Lewiston; great grandchildren, Matthew, Daniel, Leland, Corey, Myra, Jack, Ella, Heikki, Matti, Connor, Caleb, and Lilly; several nieces and nephews.

Carl was predeceased by Alice (Pearson) McKusick, his wife of 62 years; and his brother Elwood.

He will be missed by many friends, especially Earl and Pauline Bacon of Lynn, Massachusetts.

Memorial services will be held at 12 PM, Saturday, January 30, 2010, at the Guilford United Methodist Church with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Spring burial will be in the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford. In lieu of flowers those who wish may make donations to the Carl and Alice McKusick Memorial Fund, c/o Guilford United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 267, Guilford, ME 04443.

Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to

Graveside committal services for Carl E. McKusick, 95, who died January 21, 2010, will be held 3 PM, Friday, June 18, 2010 at the Lawn Cemetery in Guilford. For a complete obituary, go to Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford.

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