HAMPDEN – Donald Ernest Libby, 89, husband of Christena (Miller) Libby, passed away April 5, 2008, at a Bangor rehabil-itation facility. He was born March 22, 1919, in Hermon, the son of Ernest and Edna (Thomas) Libby. Don attended a one-room grammar school in Hampden and graduated from Hampden Academy in 1936. After grad-uation, he enlisted in the Civilian Conservation Corps and in 1942 was drafted into the Army and assigned to the Army Air Corps. During his service in World War II, he flew 50 missions as a waist gunner on B-24s. He received the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters for his service. Don worked as a mechanic for Bean & Conquest from October 1945 to 1960. He then went to work for the U.S. Postal Service, Bangor, retiring December 1983. Don attended Eastern Maine National Technical Institute, Bangor, for small engine and repair maintenance and was awarded a certificate in 1981. During his lifetime he also assisted in Little League Baseball, Grammar School Baseball and the Boy Scouts. Don was a member and past master of Mystic Lodge No. 65 AF & AM of Hampden, York Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor; past commander of St. John’s Commandery No. 3 of Bangor, Red Cross of Constan-tine, Tamerlane Conclave No. 4 of Bangor, Most Puissant Sovereign in 2006, Star in the East No. 17, Eastern Star of Hampden and was worthy patron in 1956, Anah Shrine of Bangor and was a member of the Provost Guard and received the Distinguished Service Medal from General Grand Chapter International in 2005. Don is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Christena of Hampden; son, Richard E. Libby of Orono; granddaughter, Alicia Dannemann Bunton and her husband, Daniel, of Bangor; one brother, Gerald Libby and his wife, Chloe, of Carmel; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Gale Libby Buckingham, in 1995; one brother, Raymond Libby; and one sister, Alice Howard. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Hampden Congregational Church, Main Road, Hampden, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Deborah M. Jenks, pastor, in conjunction with the officers and members of Mystic Lodge No. 65 of Hampden. Family and friends may visit 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of service at the church. After the service everyone is invited for a continued time of remembrance and refreshments in the fellowship hall of the church. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gale Libby Buckingham Cystic Fibrosis Memorial Research Fund, care of Healthcare Charities, P.O. Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931 or to a charity of your choice. Messages of condolence and memories may be shared through www.hampdengilpatrick.com.