FORT KENT - Marcel Pittet, 88, died peacefully Oct. 4, 2013, at Fort Kent health care facility. He was born Feb. 21, 1925, in Holyoke, Mass., the son of the late Louis and Madeline Pittet.
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Marcel proudly serviced his country in the Navy during World War II and was part of the invasion of Okinawa. After the war, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to get his Masters degree at the University of Wisconsin.
He moved to Fort Kent in 1966 with his wife Alice to take over as Librarian for the College, a position he held until his retirement in 1987. Marcel was instrumental in getting the library accredited so the Fort Kent state college could become part of the University of Maine system.
Marcel enjoyed playing the piano, following the Red Sox,and hunting. He was always in awe of the scenic views in the St. John Valley as well as the kindness and generosity of its people. He will be remembered as a tireless worker, a loyal friend, and a loving, devoted father.
He is survived by his son, Louis Pittet of Henderson, Nev.
Friends may call 9:30 a.m. until time of service 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Daigle Funeral Home, Fort Kent, with the Rev. Duane W. Stiles officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Hospice of Aroostook, 14 Access Highway, Caribou, ME 04736. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Published in BDN Maine on Oct. 8, 2013