BANGOR – Leighton Noyes Mishou, 81, slipped the surly bond of Earth and touched the face of God Sept. 1, 2008, due to complications from a stroke at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor, where he had been a much loved and cared for resident for the past four years. He was born May 1, 1927, in Bangor, the son of Thomas Corrigan and Leola (Beane) Mishou. His passion for planes put him in the cockpit of B-25 Mitchell, P-2V- Neptune, KC-97 Tanker, Doulgass DC-6, T-28s, B-26s, C-46 Commandos, Beech Model 18 and various types of helicopters and other small aircrafts in such countries as Central America, South America, Egypt, the Congo, Thailand and Laos. He is survived by his wife, Jane Catherine (Flagg) Mishou, whom he had been married to for 60 years, Aug. 25, 2008; his son, Michael Mishou of Lake Havasu, Ariz.; his daughter, Catherine Sines of Corinth; his son, Peter Mishou of Homer, Alaska; one sister, Nancy Moore of Orrington; eight grandchildren, Aaron, Lucas, Matthew, Joshua, Hillary, Claire, Ashley and Corey; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and last, but not least, his 19-year-old Siamese cat, Boo. A heart felt thank you goes to the entire staff of the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor, from Jane, Cathy, Michael and Peter. There will be no formal service for Leighton, but rather an afternoon of remembrance and refreshments 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Maine Veterans’ Home, Bangor. All are welcome. “Come on Boo.”