Gardner H. Salisbury, 94, died July 21, 2016 at a Skowhegan nursing facility. He was born April 8, 1922 in Dexter, a son of William "Marvin" and Jessie (Hall) Salisbury.
He graduated from N. H. Fay High School, Class of 1940 and attended trade school in Illinois. Gardner served in the U. S. Army during World War II and served at Normandy and in the Battle of Bulge. Gardner worked at Fay-Scott Machine Shop and later was a self employed Mason for many years.
He was a member of Penobscot Lodge #39, Free Masons, the Anah Temple Shrine, the Shirley B. Carter Post #4298 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Poulliot-Sevey Post American Legion. Gardner played clarinet in the Shrine band. He also had his own band, The Four Rogues. He was a past member of the First Universalist Church of Dexter.
He is survived by his children, Diane Salisbury and her partner Brian Chadbourne of Harmony; and Richard and wife Karen Salisbury of Westbrook and Largo, FL; 2 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Marguerite (Vigue), a son David in 2004, and a sister Rebecca.
There will be no visiting hours. A military graveside funeral and committal service will be held at 11 A. M. Saturday, July 30th, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter, with the Rev. Scott Jones officiating. Those who wish may donate in his memory to the Shirley B. Carter Post VFW, P. O. Box 441, Dexter, ME 04930.
Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Dexter. Those who wish may leave written tributes at
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