JOHN HENRY BUCKLAND
NORTH NEWPORT – John Henry Buckland, 84, died July 1, 2011 at a Bangor hospital. He was born February 11, 1927 in Corinna, a son of William and Edith (King) Buckland. He graduated from Corinna Union Academy and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He served in the Asiatic and Pacific theatres and also participated in the occupation of China. On October 14, 1945, he married the former Mildred Randall. John worked as a produce inspector for the state department of Agriculture for many years. He was a member of the North Newport Christian Church, Parian Masonic Lodge in Corinna, member and past commander of American Legion Post # 73, Corinna, and belonged to the U.S.S. Helena Association, the U.S. Naval Cruiser’s Association, and the U.S. Naval S. C. A.
In addition to his wife of North Newport, he is survived by 3 sons, Bruce and wife Susan of Damariscotta, Victor and wife Cecile of Newport, Valmore and wife Sandra of Hurricane, W. Virginia; a brother, William Buckland, Jr. and partner Chris Kelley of Palmyra; and a sister, Charlotte Anne Michaud of Corinna; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held 11 AM Friday, July 8th, at the Corinna United Methodist Church, 16 Dexter Road, Corinna, with the Revs. Terry McKinley and Angela Tarbox officiating. Interment will be in the North Newport Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the American Legion Post 73 Auxiliary, P. O. Box 1, Corinna, ME 04928.
Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.
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