LEWISTON – Douglas L. Marston, 84, a resident of 200 Stetson Road, Auburn, formerly of Orono and Dover Foxcroft, died early Thursday, May 21, at Central Maine Medical Center after a long illness.

He was born in Rockland, Nov. 11, 1924, the son of Evan H. and Laura (Small) Marston.

He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving as a gunner/radio operator crewman on a B-24 bomber. His plane was shot down during a mission and served as a POW in Germany until his camp was liberated by Allied forces in 1945.

After the war, he graduated from Edward Little High School in 1946, where he met his wife the former Beverly Leadbetter, whom he married April 3, 1948. He also graduated from the University of Maine in Orono in 1950. After college, he served as a wildlife biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife with the state of Maine retiring in 1985. He also began his degree in masonry with the Tranquil Lodge in Auburn, and had also served as a former grand master with the Millbridge Masonic Lodge.

After retirement, he enjoyed winters traveling to Florida, in his travel trailer with his wife, Beverly.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly of Auburn; one son, Stephen D. Marston of Massachusetts; one daughter, Linda Pratt and husband, Owen, of Dover-Foxcroft; one brother, Richard Marston and wife, Janice, of Auburn; one sister, Marion MacDonald and husband, Dana, of Ocala, Fla.; two granddaughters, Kristina Van Den Bosch and husband, John, of Berthoud, Colo., and Emily Flaherty and husband, Noah, of Westbrook.

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