Herschel's Story

ISLAND FALLS - Herschel R. Fogg, 91, passed away December 29, 2015 in Millinocket. He was born April 25, 1924 in Crystal, the son of Jerome & Alice (Tucker) Fogg.

He attended Crystal Grammar School. He worked on farms, in the woods and in mills. He retired from Island Falls Cedar Mill at age 65 then returned to work for Maine Trellis Company, retiring at age 83. Herschel was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Island Falls Fire Department for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Muriel (Hosford) Fogg of Island Falls; 2 daughters: Sandra MacArthur & husband, Dwayne, of Madison, and Cynthia Gardner & husband, Robert, of Rockland; 4 grandchildren; Scot MacArthur & his wife, Erin of Hampden, Robert H. Gardner and Amanda and Ashley Gardner all of Rockland; 2 great grandchildren: Mason and Ella MacArthur of Hampden; a sister: Freda Hunnewell of Auburn; a brother: Leon of Portland; a special cousin Darlene Paytakhan & husband, Cris of CA; special family: Pearle & Jamie Main and Family and Richard & Emily Hosford; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; 4 brothers: Colby, Jason, Milton and Philip; and 4 sisters: Hilda, Marjorie, Isabelle and Geneva.

We would like to thank 2 special caregivers, Rachel Robinson and Elaine Pipes for their special care of Herschel. We also want to thank Millinocket Regional Hospital, all of their staff and doctors for the excellent care Herschel received until his death.

Friends may call 1-2 pm, Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Island Falls Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 2 pm with Pastor Ben Greene officiating. There will be a spring interment at Island Falls Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Island Falls Fire Department, or the Island Falls Ambulance Service at 30 Liberty St. Island Falls, ME 04747. For online condolences please visit www.bowersfuneral.com
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