MOOSEHEAD LAKE AND BREWER - Harold "Pete" Grass, 85, passed away peacefully at Maine Veteran's Home, October 30, 2013. Pete was born in Oxbow Plantation, July 16, 1928, son of Roy and Rena (Conley) Grass.
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Pete began his working life at a very young age, taking a job on the railroad in order to help support his family. When he got his license, he took a job as a truck driver. He continued to drive trucks, working for a few different companies, but notably Bangor Bottling Co. for 12 years, Fox and Ginn for 25 years and St. Johnsbury for 8 years. Pete was a member of the Eagles Club, Penobscot Aerie #3177, and the Bangor Lodge of Elks, B.P.O.E. #244. Pete played a masterful game of cribbage. He was always ready for a "best out of five games for a hundred." Pete's idea of heaven was a weekend spent at his home in Lily Bay, on Moosehead Lake. When he retired, Pete took to making the camp into a home, where he and his family spent many enjoyable visits. Pete was always a simple, hardworking, hard playing man. He would look out for others before himself, never hesitating to help a neighbor in need.
In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by two wives, Mary Ellen (Bell) Grass, and Sue-Ann Reese-Grass, as well as several siblings, his brother, Merle Grass , and sisters, Esther Austin, Maxine Day, and most recently, his sister, Barbara Hewes. He is survived by his five sons, Peter Grass of Old Orchard Beach; Richard Baker III and his wife, Faith, stationed in Anchorage, AK; Robert Baker and his wife, Amy of Brewer; Randy Baker and Ryan Baker, both of Brewer; grandchildren, Sebastian and Jessica Grass, Harlie-Sue Murph and her husband, David, Samantha, Chase, Lindsey, Landon, Kristy, Drew, Trey, Rece, Emily and Rebecca Baker; sisters, Lois Roy
and her husband, Lou, of NH; and Catherine Kearton of Calif.; brother, Lester Conley of Mich.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Monday, November 4, 2013, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 1 p.m. until time of service. Immediately following the service, relatives and friends are welcome to share in conversation and refreshments at the Family Reception Center of Brookings-Smith, 163 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 2, 2013