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HAROLD ERLAND "CHOKE" HERRING
veteranSANGERVILLE H. Erland Herring, 78, died September 28, 2002 at the Maine Veterans Home in Bangor. He was born June 1, 1924 at Dover-Foxcroft a son of Earle and Carrie (Snow) Herring. He attended Sangerville High School until 1943, when he joined the U. S. Navy during World War II. After the war he returned home and finished high school. He then re-entered the service in the U. S. Naval Air Corps at Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He returned home again to work with his father and brother in road construction and winter plowing. He was a member of the Grace Bible Church, Stott-Flanders American Legion Post # 165, where he served as commander and post adjutant, the Sangerville Historical Society, and assisted with the local Boy Scout troop. He also taught a truck driving course at the Dexter Regional Vocational Center. Choke was predeceased by a brother Phillip.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Muriel (Lary) Herring; 2 daughters, Brenda and husband Roger Ronco, Cheryl and husband Pat Bush, all of Sangerville; 2 sisters-in-law, Marilyn Cookson of Guilford; and Elaine Stoudder of Florida; 5 grandchildren, Scott and Kevin Ronco, Amy Stillman, Kimberly Dunham, and Ryan Bush; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 21 Oak Street, Guilford, where funeral services will be held 10 AM. Wednesday, October 2nd, with Pastor David Kelley and Ray Beless officiating. Burial will be in Sangerville Village Cememtery. Donations may be made in his memory to Heart Wise, C/o Judy Gerrish, Mayo Regional Hospital, 897 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, ME04426.

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