Carlton Henry Rugg, died Jan. 11, 2012 at Titusville Parrish Hospital in Titusville. Fla.
He was born April 18, 1938, in Stoneham, attended Gould Academy and graduated from Bridge Academy in Gardiner.
He married Esther Davis in 1959 and was married 20 years, then divorced. They had four daughters, April, Lorrie, Christine and Carla; and a son, Christof. He married Pamela Watts Pierce, his surviving widow, Aug. 6, 1982. They resided in Albany and Oak Hill, Fla.
He worked with Lucas Tree Service, Sunday River Tree Service, Wilner Wood Products and Bethel Furniture Company. He mowed for several towns, Sunday River Ski Area, Oxford Airport and numerous private jobs. He also did private tree jobs locally.
He enjoyed his extended family and spending time with friends, dancing, hunting, gardening, four-wheeling and motorcycling. He was a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association for many years. He was also a member of the Congregational Church of Albany.
He fulfilled a life goal by hiking the Appalachian Trail after he retired at age 62.
He is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughters, April and her husband Bruce Swett, Lorrie and her husband Jeff Bean, Christine Perkins and Carla Rugg; son, Christof and his wife Norma Rugg; three stepsons, Kevin Pierce, Roy, Jr, (Sam) Pierce and his wife Terry, and Newton Pierce and his partner Chrissy; two sisters, Deanna Andrews and Alberta Ridlon; three brothers-in law, Herbert Barker and his wife Luba, Paul Fox and Linwood Andrews; four brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law on his wife's side; five grandsons and four granddaughters; six step-grandsons and three step-granddaughters; 10 great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; a step-great-grandson and a step-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, Chesley Henry Rugg and Christine Iva Burgess Rugg Lowe Kimball; stepfathers: George Lowe and Leonard Kimball; two sisters, Mildred Barker and Iva Fox; a grandson, Matthew Hodgdon; and a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law on his wife's side.
At Carlton's request, instead of flowers, donations can be made to the Albany Congregational Church scholarship fund. Contact Melissa Corriveau at (207) 824-3059 or mail to 1556 Hunt's Corner Road, Albany Township, ME 04217.
Memorial services will be held May 26, 1 p.m., at Albany Congregational Church. Food and fellowship will be available downstairs after the service.