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LEWISTON - Howard E. Corbett, known as "Bud" to family and friends, 68, of West Paris died Wednesday, November 19 at D'Youville Pavilion surrounded by his loving family. He was born on July 10, 1946 in West Paris, Maine, the son of William and Lois (Hollis) Corbett.

He graduated from Oxford Hills High School in 1964. He later attended the Maine Criminal Justice Academy before working as a game warden and Chief of Police for the Penobscot Nation. He was an extremely talented self-taught carpenter and worked for Yankee Construction Company and the Auburn School Department before later becoming self-employed as a general contractor. On September 10, 1971 he married Blanche Nicola. He served in the Maine National Guard in the 133rd Engineer Battalion for 20 years. Bud loved animals, especially his own dogs, cats, and horses. He was an extremely hard worker with a strong work ethic who always had multiple projects going at the same time as he stayed physically active into his retirement years. In later years, Bud loved working with his tractor and horses each day. He was a loyal friend who was always first to lend a helping hand. Bud enjoyed his daily visits to Mallard Mart in West Paris where he loved to discuss politics and current events. Bud will be fondly remembered by family and friends for his sense of humor, the stories he shared, and his straightforwardness. Bud cherished his wife, children, and grandchildren and always worked hard to provide for them. His family will always remember his unconditional love, encouragement, and constant support, qualities Bud admired in his father that he later instilled in his own family. The family would like to sincerely thank the staff at D'Youville Pavilion and the many other medical providers who cared for Bud this past year.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Blanche; Daughters Andrea LaComb and husband, Joe of Norway, Melanie Corbett and significant other, Darick Whitney of South Paris, Darcie Rowell and husband, Troy of South Paris; Son, Howard Corbett and wife, Demi of Orem, Utah; Grandchildren, Grace LaComb, JT LaComb, Kassie Corbett, Samantha Lobozzo, Leslie Cox Jr, DJ Corbett Whitney, Sydney Rowell, Camden Rowell, Asia Bushman, and Taio Bushman; 1 sister and 2 Brothers; cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Monday December 1st at 4 p.m. at Oxford Hills Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford. Family and Friends may attend a time of visitation prior to the service from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bud's honor to Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals, P.O. Box 10, South Windham, Maine 04082. Online condolences may be shared with his family at www.oxfordhillsfuneralservices.com.
Published on  November 25, 2014
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