In Loving Memory of Henry O. Akeley

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PRESQUE ISLE: Henry O. Akeley Jr. 89 went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday August 21, 2012 at a Presque Isle health care facility. He was born in Presque Isle on Oct. 3, 1922, the son of Henry and Myrtle (White) Akeley Sr. He enjoyed riding horses as a child, was involved in horse showing, and raised baby beef taking 1st place one year at the fair. He worked with his father on a dairy farm, which he later owned for a number of years. Henry worked 35 years as a custodian and bus driver for MSAD #1. He donated hundreds of hours as a volunteer in his later years, visiting the shut- ins, giving rides or just being a friend. One of his fondest memories is when he traveled to the Holy Land with a group from the Presque Isle Wesleyan Church and was baptized in the River Jordan. He is survived by two sons, Dale and his wife Anne of Harpswell, Steven and his wife Rebecca of Damariscotta, a daughter Carla Cyr and her husband Mike of Presque Isle, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild. He was predeceased by four brothers, Clifton, Paul, Bernard, and Carroll, three sisters Catherine Estey, Eleanor Condon, and Althea Berry. Friends may call 1-2PM Friday August 24, 2012 at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home 30 Church St. Presque Isle where funeral services will be held at 2PM with the Rev. Ron Chaffee officiating. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to Aroostook Agency on Aging 1 Edgemont Drive Presque Isle, Me. 04769 Online condolences may be expressed at

10/03/1922  -  08/21/2012

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Born: October 3, 1922

Death: August 21, 2012

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