GUILFORD and MONSON Cyril “Bud” Miles Leavitt Sr., 77, beloved husband of Dorcas (Benton) Leavitt, passed away peacefully May 26, 2006, surrounded by his wife and children, at their home on Hudson Avenue, Guilford. Bud was born Oct. 11, 1928, in Plymouth, the only son of Cyril B. and Gladys (Wyman) Leavitt. Bud served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945-1948. He married Dorcas Nov. 11, 1950. Among his many accomplishments was earning his diploma from PCHS in 1996, at the age of 68. Bud was an avid reader and loved sports, especially baseball. In his early years, he was scouted by the Baltimore Orioles. He played on many semi-pro teams and in later years was an ASA umpire. He was a member of the Conner-Trafton American Legion Post. Bud worked at the Portland-Monson Slate Co. in Monson, where he was instrumental in supervising the cutting of the slate headstone for John F. Kennedy. He later established his own trucking and woods business. He was a loving and gentle man. Above all, Bud loved his family first. As a Dad, he had a special love for his son and daughters and maintained a close relationship with them throughout his life. Papa, as he was known to his grandchildren and great-grand-children, was always proud to share in their accomplishments. He will be sadly missed by his friends and his family. He is survived by his wife and dearest friend of 55 years, Dorcas; his son, Cyril M. Leavitt Jr. and wife, Beth; three daughters, Vikki Ryder and husband, Charles, Valri Smiley and husband, David and Vanesa Korsman and husband, Arvo; eight grandchildren, Cyril M. Leavitt III and Maris Leavitt, Tatum and Chelsey Ryder, Daralyn Smiley Herrick and husband, Travis, and Darby Smiley Goodreau and husband, USMC Staff Sgt. Shane and Garnet and Greta Korsman; three great-grandchildren, Addyson and Avery Herrick and Ayden Goodreau; five sisters, Mona Hodgkins, Betty White, Carolyn Langert, Deanna Clark and Charlene Lowe; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Donna Furman Winton. Private graveside services will be held at the family lot in Hillside Cemetery, Monson, with Pastor Daryl Witmer officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Monson Public Library, care of Monson Town Office, P.O. Box 308, Monson, ME 04464. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home.