- Darla Jean Blakeman, 68, passed away on February 9, 2018, at a Bangor hospital after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on November 16, 1949, in Philipsburg, PA, to Haldane and Eva (Herr) Lukens.
Darla graduated from Philipsburg-Osceola High School, class of 1967. She retired after 40 years of government service, having worked for the State Department, US Customs, and the Social Security Administration. After her retirement, Darla worked at the L.L. Bean call center and the Cross Insurance Center box office. She enjoyed making decorative cakes, photography, her Bassett Hounds, and volunteering at the Common Ground Country Fair.
Darla is survived by one sister, Linda Caisse and her husband, Robert, of Sandy Ridge, PA, and her companion of 33 years, David Strater, of Bangor.
Relatives and friends are welcome to call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Published on  February 13, 2018