TITUSVILLE, Fla. – Charles Raymond Rowe, Master Sergeant Retired, USAF died August 17, 2022, in Titusville, Fla., after fighting Pancreatic Cancer for 3.5 years.

Known to family and friends as either Ray or Charlie, he was born at home in Litchfield, Maine, on June 6, 1940 and graduated from Litchfield Academy, class of 1959. From there, he joined the Army then transferred to the Air Force and was stationed in many places, the longest in the Philippines, where he met his second wife, Nora. He “retired” to Litchfield, after 21 years of service.

Ray was a Mason with Morning Star Lodge and a member of Legion Post 181 and the Litchfield Plains Baptist Church. He was passionate about making things work, repairing many vehicles, building his own car, building and remodeling houses. He shared his love for others and His God with many. He and Nora enjoyed their retirement driving cross country to Alaska several summers and fishing for salmon there. They then moved to Port St John, Fla., in 2014, where he and Nora volunteered at the church thrift shop, where he was joined by his daughter Maggie.

Ray is survived by his wife, Nora; three daughters, Rebecca Hanscom, Margaret Fitzgerald, Ellie Rowe, and son, Charlie Rowe (wife Bonnie); many grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchilden. He will be missed by his five sisters and one brother, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Gertrude Rowe; and grandson, Douglas Buotte.

Memorial services were held at the First Baptist Church in Port St John on Sept. 9 and will be held at the Litchfield Plains Baptist church at 1 p.m. on Oct. 1, 506 Plains Road and at the VA cemetery in Augusta, Maine, with Internment at 2 p.m., Oct. 3. 143 Blue Star Ave., Augusta, Maine.

Maine officiant Rev Esther Irish

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