BANGOR - Gary F. Ketchen, 63, passed away peacefully January 5, 2016, surrounded by his loving family after his battle with cancer. Gary was born October 10, 1952, the son of Willis E. and Lorraine T. (Fournier) Ketchen.
Gary was a passionate family man who had a special place in his heart for his grand-dogs, Zoe, Mayah, and Annabelle. He enjoyed working around his home and visiting the slots in his spare time.
He is survived by his fiancée, Ruth Allen; his mother, Lorraine Ketchen; two brothers, Ricky and Thomas Ketchen; and sister, Norma Moody; two children, Gary Ketchen, Melissa Schoppee and her significant other, Justin Cyr; stepdaughter, Tammie Allen; grandchildren, Juliana Schoppee, Brandon Ketchen, Luke Allen, Angelina Licata, Zachary Allen; and many nieces and nephews. Gary was predeceased by his father; his sister, Donna Roy; and a stepson, Steven Allen.
Carrying out Gary's wishes, there will be no formal services.
The Family would like any donations in Gary's name to be made to the Old Town Animal Orphanage, 71 Airport Rd., Old Town, ME 04468.