BANGOR - Roland L. Brown, 81, died Feb. 12, 2013, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1931, in Hermon, the son of Allen and Altara (Nowell) Brown.
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He is survived by two sons, Ryan T. Brown of Ware, Mass., and Rusty R. Brown of Old Town; grandson, Alexander T. Brown of Old Town; many nieces and nephews in the Greater Bangor area. He was predeceased by five siblings, Clifford Brown, Eugene Brown, Josephine (Brown) Pomeroy, Hilda (Brown) Willey and Dorothy (Brown) Lesser.
Roland was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports and volunteering at Speedway-95 with his predeceased life partner, Bonnie (McClure) Hayman. Roland was a proud Korean War veteran serving overseas in the Air Force. Roland will be remembered for his humor, energetic lifestyle and strong work ethic bringing warmth and comfort to families by restoring heating systems.
Roland will be cremated and a remembrance picnic will be held this summer. There will be a posting in June regarding time and location. His ashes will be spread on the farm he loved in Hermon and the West Branch of the Penobscot River under the grandeur of Mount Katahdin where his sons love to fly fish. In lieu of flowers, loved ones may donate to the social club at the Bangor House where Roland enjoyed community and companionship during the past seven years. May his spirit remain forever young. Arrangements under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.
Published in BDN Maine on Feb. 14, 2013