Darrell E. Glidden

13 years ago

    Glidden, Darrell E., 64, November 4, 2010.  Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Houlton.  Interment held in the Evergreen Cemetery.
PT Darrell GliddenAmerican Flag Color    HOULTON – Darrell E. Glidden, 64, passed away peacefully at Eastern Maine Medical Center on November 4, having fought a courageous battle with mulitple health issues. He was born December 6, 1945 in Oakfield, the son of Cedric H. and Mildred E. (Jones) Glidden.
    Darrell was a veteran of the US Navy, graduated from Ricker College and was employed for 20 years with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, retiring in December 2005 having earned many commendations. He was a devoted family man doting on 2 daughters and sons-in-laws, a son and daughter-in-law and 8 grandchildren. He enjoyed all sports. Throughout most of his life he was involved with softball/baseball, both playing and umpiring, was an avid golfer and an accomplished horse shoe thrower. He loved any team from Boston, especially the Red Sox. He was a 40 year member of the Houlton Lodge of Elks, a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion.
    Darrell is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Hannah (Schools) Glidden; his father and step-mother, Cedric and Violet Glidden, all of Houlton; two daughters, Michele Cuddy and her husband, Edwin of Jackman, Cheryl Gentle and her husband, Heath “Trapper” of Houlton; a son, Darrick Glidden and his wife, Denise of Augusta; eight grandchildren, Crystal Allen, Haley, Madison, Hunter and Maddox Cuddy, Chelsea and Keegan Gentle and Gretchen Glidden; one sister, Joanne Higgs and her husband, John of Canterbury, NB and a step-sister, Barbara Pratt of Hermon; numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his mother in 1987.
    Friends called 6 – 8 p.m. on Monday, November 8 at Bowers Funeral Home, 10 Water Street, Houlton. Funeral services were held 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church  with Deacon Al Burleigh officiating. A time of fellowship immediately followed in the church hall.  Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to EMMC Healthcare Charities, attn: Emergency Dept., P.O. Box 931, Bangor ME 04402-0931 or Houlton Regional Hospital Emergency Dept, 20 Hartford Street, Houlton, ME 04730.