AUBURN — Leslie H. Titus, 83, of Auburn, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, at Clover Manor with his family by his side.
He was born in Auburn, Aug. 24, 1929, a son of the late Rethwell S. and Doris (Leslie) Titus. He attended local schools graduating from Edward Little High School, Class of 1947.
In his younger years, he worked on farms in the area and at Hall's Market. He served his country in the U.S. Army, serving with the Occupation Forces in Germany during the Korean War Conflict in the 1950s.
On July 12, 1951, he married the love of his life, Jean Perry in Auburn. Leslie was a 26-year member of the Auburn Fire Department, rising to the rank of deputy chief. Following his retirement, he kept himself busy building houses and camps, running Titus Oil Co. for 10 years, was the acting superintendent of North Auburn Cemetery for several years, where he enjoyed being on his tractors and drove school bus for the city of Auburn for 15 years.
He was a member of the Auburn Methodist Church, The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Perkins Ridge Snowmobilers Club. He enjoyed snowmobiling, cutting and stacking wood and in particular, loved camping with his wife Jean.
Leslie is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Jean Titus; three children, Nancy Craig of Lisbon Falls, Patricia Light of Bath and James Titus and wife, Jeanne, of Turner; seven grandchildren, Brian McGraw, Barbara Theriault, Brenda McGraw. Kimberly Craig, Jennifer Fecteau, Minarva Craig and Andrew Mercier; two sisters, Robinetta Mixer and Clarissa Damon and husband, Clifford; five great-grandchildren, Autumn, Alexander, Logan, Amelia and Henry; his beloved nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles “Bud” Titus; a sister, Alma Martin and husband, Thomas; and a brother-in-law, Wilfred Mixer.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Clover Health Care and Androscoggin Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Les in his final weeks.
You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Titus family by visiting their guest book atwww.thefortingroupauburn.com.