Princeton – Rodney Evans Fitch, 87, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at Seaport Village in Ellsworth surrounded by his loving family. Rodney was born in Princeton on October 29, 1930.
After graduating from Princeton High School, Class of 1948, Rodney was drafted into the U.S. Army, where he served in the infantry division during the Korean War. Following the war, he returned home and married his love, Mary Collins, on September 28, 1953. Rodney started working for St. Croix Paper Co. in the woods and retired from Georgia Pacific as a wood purchaser after 40 years of service. Once retired, Rodney and Mary enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Brooksville, FL and in Hawaii.
Rodney was a member of Lewy’s Island Lodge #138 A.F. & A.M., the Quarter Century Club, and the Princeton Congregational Church. He was an avid hunter and will be remembered for his intellect, fairness and kindness.
Rodney was predeceased by his mother, Etta Belle Fitch; and his two sisters, Edith Libby and Edwina “Jitts” Neimyer. Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years, Mary Fitch; five children, Ricky Fitch and wife Heidi of Calais, Kathy LaPlant and husband Ronald of Princeton, Sandra Campbell and husband Stephen of Baileyville, Barbara Young and husband Scott of Bangor, and Rodney Fitch of Princeton; his grandchildren, Ricky Fitch of Calais, Ryan and Sara Fitch of Bradley, Robbie Fitch and companion Toni Cole of Eddington, Nathan LaPlant of Princeton, Matthew LaPlant and wife Megan of Baileyville, Julie Richard and husband Marty of Alexander, Stephen Campbell and companion Mandy Belanger of Baileyville, Bryan Young of Bangor, Chris Young and wife Natalie of Bangor, and Paige and William Fitch of Princeton; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Rodney's Life will begin with visitation from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 5th at Mays Funeral Home, 26 Church St., Calais. In lieu of flowers and donations, please visit someone in a nursing home to bring them comfort and support any cause that helps in the research of dementia. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais & Eastport.