PORTLAND — Howard W. Perkins, 88, of Sumner, died July 3, at the Maine Medical Center.

He was born Aug. 9, 1924, in Naples, a son of Ralph and Marion Perkins. Howard served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Over his lifetime, he worked for Wilbert Vault Co. in Connecticut; as a sled builder for Paris Sled Co.; and as a steam boiler fireman.

Surviving are Myrtle, his wife of 63 years; his son, Dean Perkins of New Hampshire; his daughter, Leona Crooker of Oxford; his brother, Donald Brown of Baldwin; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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