ORIENT - Mr. Alston Bliss Deering, 89, died Sunday, June 29th, 2014, at a Houlton health care facility. He was born March 28, 1925 in Orient, the son of Bliss and Vellis (Peters) Deering.
He was a graduate of Danforth High School, class of 1943 and was the past president of the Danforth Alumni Association. He lived his entire life in Orient, where he worked as a self employed trucker and carpenter. Alston was a 62 year member and past master of the Baskahegan Lodge #175, the Commandary and the Anah Shriners.
He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Daisy, and her 3 children, Barbara Gray and her husband, Colin, Linda Kinney and her husband, Alan and Everett Lee and his wife, Cindy; a sister, Alta Sommerville; s special nephew, Robert Sommerville and his wife, Kathy; several nieces, nephews and many close friends. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Marion Presley.
A special thank you to Dr. Ted Sussman for all his compassionate care.
A graveside committal service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, July 7th at the Orient Cemetery with Baskahegan Lodge #175 conducting services. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the charity of your choice. For an online memory book and to leave condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
Published on  July 1, 2014