ORRINGTON - Martin J. Glidden, 67, died unexpectedly Nov. 12, 2012, at his home. He was born Dec. 29, 1944, in Bangor, the son of Richard and Eugenia (Spencer) Glidden.
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Martin graduated from Bangor High School in 1988. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam service veteran. Martin earned his master oil burner technician license. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the ATV club in Danforth. Martin enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and roller skating. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and especially enjoyed his granddaughter, Raegan. He was known to his grandchildren as Bumpy.
Martin is survived by his wife of 43 years, Marlene (Greeley) Glidden; sons, Troy Malave of Connecticut, Stacy Glidden and his wife, Shelley, of Greenfield and Jason Glidden and his wife, Beth, of Florida; grandchildren, Cody Malave, Gracen Malave, Bradey Malave and Raegan Glidden; sisters, Ernestine Glidden, Anita Lowery and Jerrlyn Ball; brothers, Richard Glidden and his wife, Tina, and Dennis Glidden and his wife, Sheri; nieces, Melissa Nott, Heather Kovach, Wanda Malave, Traci Gionfriddo, Joni Boissonneault, Suzy Charette and Vanessa Lowery; nephews, Forrest Ball, Brandon Glidden, Jon Hanson, Scott Flagg, Kevin and Keith Lowery; and special friends, Jeano Malo, Reggie and Eileen Sherburne, Lenny and Norma Proulx, Fred and Debbie Wood, and Dianne MacLeod. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, David Glidden; a sister, Eileen Glidden; and a special friend, Anne Malo.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at East Orrington Congregational Church, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, with Pastor Carl Schreiber officiating. The family invites relatives and friends to share conversation and refreshments at the fellowship hall of East Orrington Congregational Church after the service. Those who wish to remember Martin in a special way may make gifts in his memory to East Orrington Congregational Church Youth Group, 38 Johnson Mill Road, Orrington, ME 04474. A service of Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
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Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 15, 2012