REMEMBERING JOHN GREENLEAF
For many years, I depended upon John Greenleaf to take care of any electrical challenges and upgrades that needed to be done in connection to the Dr. Moses Mason House and later at my own house on Broad Street.
When the Bethel Historical Society acquired the Robinson House, John was selected to upgrade and replace wiring in that building as well. We were particularly fortunate to have his brother Eldon and John’s good friend Blake MacKay (who at that time had just retired as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the State of Maine and volunteered his services) as the crew to install new wiring in the society building. They labored so successfully around all of us who were working in this building at the time that we scarcely noticed their presence and we always had power for a myriad of activities.
When John upgraded the wiring that Blake MacKay had installed in 1951 in my house, he and Eldon indulged me with all kinds of special wiring and convenient outlets throughout the house, shed and barn. It was always good to have John around for his humor (as well as Eldon’s) and genuine good-natured personality.
John was a very community-minded individual who helped make Bethel a better place. I am certain he will be greatly missed by his family and those who had the privilege of knowing him as I did.