1931 – 2014

WOOLWICH — Harry C. Black Jr., 83, of Gilman Hill Road in Woolwich, died Thursday, March 27, at his residence.

He was born in Presque Isle on March 12, 1931, a son of Harry C. and Hazel (Ellis) Black Sr. On July 4, 1953, he married Dianne Furgerson and was employed at Boothbay Cannery. He was also employed by Bath Iron Works and Blue Rock Industries in Leeds. He joined the U.S. Army and served in Korea. He also drove a truck for eight years, before returning to Blue Rock and was then employed by Steven Shepherd delivering mail to area post offices in Hallowell for many years.

He enjoyed the outdoors and his best saying was “whatever.” He was a member of the Vienna Grange Hall.

He is survived by two sons, Earle Black and his wife, Diane, of Brunswick and Michael Black and his wife, Betty, of Skowhegan; one daughter, Lisa Willoughby and Clifford Hooper of Woolwich; two sisters, Linda Sabacky of Minnesota and Ellen Nason of Boothbay; two stepbrothers, Kenneth Black of Bath and Robert Black of New Hampshire; one stepsister, Sandy Schipper, of Stratton; five grandchildren, Ian Strickland, Kyle Strickland, Brian Black, Jennifer Black and Shane Black; four great-grandchildren, with another on the way; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dianne Black, on June 14, 2007; and his infant daughter, Susan Black.

Condolences may be made online at www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.

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