ORLAND – Ronald J. Woodman, 80, passed away Nov. 30, 2016, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Bucksport on May 20, 1936, to Arthur and Doris (Cunningham) Woodman. He and his wife, Marguerite, had just celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary.
Ronald worked for many years at Orland Consolidated School as head of maintenance. He was a Past Master at Rising Sun Lodge AF & AM in Orland and a former Captain of the Anah Shrine Lobster Boat Unit. Ronald loved his grandchildren and enjoyed the outdoors, his vegetable garden, woodworking, feeding the birds and watching MMA fights with his son Roy.
Besides his wife, Ronald is survived by two sons; Dale of Raymond and Roy of Orland; two daughters; Wendy McDonald and husband Mark of Orland and Ruth York and husband John of Orrington, three grandchildren; Lynn Higgins and her husband Sam of Warren, Michael York of Kodiak, Alaska, and Eva York of Orrington, two sisters; Wilma “Cubby” Olsen of Bucksport and Eleanor Leighton of Blue Hill and one brother; Harry of Bucksport.
There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at the Orland Community Center Dec. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Orland Community Center or the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home and Cremation services. (mitchelltweedie-young.com)